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2019 Wedding Trends

Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer - Matfen Hall

Photography Trends for 2019 Weddings

If you are getting married in 2019, here are a few observations on what I think will be on trend based on conversations with suppliers, clients and venues. The devastating wild fires on the Pacific Seaboard have had an effect on the Wedding Photos coming out of Canada and the USA. The sun is being filtered by the reddish brown smoke and ash, which in turn is providing a tonality to the images. This has been picked up by photographers around the world.

The best photographers have their own styles and will showcase this in their images to their potential clients. I tend to be bright and light, and the main reason for this is to do with the venues and the situation. Many photos are taken during the ceremony and speeches where it may not be appropriate to have dark and moody images.

The Boho style will still be popular as will the treatment of foliage greens in post-production. That said, there is no point in trying to create a Southern California Summer in a Northern England Autumn, we try to keep it real, obviously if someone wants to take us to Santa Barbara CA then that would be great.

There is an increasing number of great photographers who will only work in a candid or documentary style. I try to mix the formal and informal with a 25-75% balance. Experience tells us when to anticipate the laughter, tears and smiles, but also when the lulls are likely to be. Every wedding has it’s lulls and these can be the best time to grab some formal shots. As always in a quick, humorous and friendly manner so that guests do not get bored.

Incidentally, away from photography, we are seeing more and more couples not doing the traditional first dance or cake cut. We will also see more bow ties on men, more hog roasts plus more fish and chips.

I hope you have found this useful. If you are looking for a wedding photographer then please let me know, it would be great to have a chat.


P.S. if you get the chance to follow us on Instagram that would be great @LS_Photo

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