Wedding photography has gone beyond taking pre-meditated shots on the wedding day. With social media, lots of creativity is demanded from photographers. With clients making beautiful, mind-blowing, and sometimes eccentric demands, it is certain that these trends will remain—or at most, develop into more trends.
David Koonar, one of Canada’s foremost photographers—and one who has taken lots of wedding shoots, gave us insights into photography trends that are popular in Canada.
Maybe ten years ago, the pre-wedding shoot was not the trend; today, everything has changed, and couples are willing to spend more than 20% of their wedding budget on photoshoots alone.
I have had clients demand to take their pre-wedding shoots in more than seven locations in Canada. Sometimes, clients will pay to fly me outside Canada for a pre-wedding shoot.
It’s a beautiful trend, and it makes for a pretty interesting and mind-blowing photo album. Couples in Canada no longer want the mundane experience, no! They want something evergreen and everlasting, and if it means that they spend ridiculous amounts of money on pre-wedding photoshoots—it is worth it.
These are the moments you’ll want to capture!https://t.co/JO0UsL5D9y
— David Koonar (@DavidKoonarLens) December 4, 2020
Drone photography is expensive—and is used mainly in Hollywood movies for Hollywood big-budget movies. However—and apparently, Canadians have caught up with the drone trend. Why? Because aerial shots are usually breathtaking.
With a drone, a photographer can capture broader moments. For example, if your wedding will be held outdoors, a drone will help you capture the whole wedding area, the guests, bride, groom, cake, and every other part of the wedding.
It is a wedding investment worth every dime, and Canadian couples are not shy about exploring their main days with drones.
Arranged photography is still popular; however, the beauty of pictures is in the moments—and you cannot act a moment, can you? Candid photography means allowing your photographer to capture emotions—not just pictures.
Emotions like happiness, joy, fun, love cannot really be captured in the studio. When I shoot candid moments, I spend a lot of time with my clients—outdoor. I let them be, and then I capture their moments, chemistry, playful arguments, playful fights, and more.
It’s always a rewarding time for my clients and myself, and we always come up with an extensive catalog of memorable pictures.
Destination Wedding Photography
Churches and town halls are cool—except they are not so cool. Destination wedding photography is a trend in Canada, and of course, we have lots of beautiful backdrops in our country. A significant number of couples now feel convenient taking their guests halfway around the country for a wedding.
Same-Day Edits are Not a Thing
Of course, as a trend grows, other trends fizzle out. There was a time photographer was required to take pictures and then quickly edit them and turn them into slideshows—all before the wedding is over. Today, Canadian couples have seen the folly in such demands. We spend more time capturing more moments at the wedding after-party. If a couple wants a slide show, candid photography and pre-wedding shoots will always provide a decent number of pictures that can be used.