After we’ve spent last few years in great distress of the pandemic, the New Year 2022 seems like a year full of hopes, health and happiness! If you’re fortunate enough to tie the knot in 2022, you might be wondering how to celebrate the big day to reflect these rays of hope. Well, one way is by following new trends of wedding photography. Here are some of the 2022 wedding photography trends to give you a clue regarding where to start.
Stop Motion Animation
Stop motion animation is one of the most coveted wedding photography trends according to Danielle at Photography by Danielle, a leading wedding photographer at Algarve, Portugal. In this style, still images are animated. Photographers create these photos as a film and set your favorite music in the background. Stop motion animation is perfect for creating a quick trailer of your big day which you can publish on Facebook or send to friends and family via email.
Think of Non-traditional Themes
Another very popular wedding photography trend is to capture shots that are non-traditional. Most couples nowadays are trying to ditch usual, overly posed wedding photos, says Danielle. Instead, they prefer photos in which they’d look the most natural and spontaneous, whether while eating, cutting the cake, dancing or having fun with their bridal party. Comic photos are the best examples of non-traditional photos. You can capture non-traditional photos at your wedding venue as well as in the outdoors on various backdrops. These will keep making you smile for years whenever you’ll proudly watch your wedding photos.
Today’s couples want more from their wedding photos. They are more fashion-focused too and so, wedding portraits are increasingly becoming in line with editorial-style portraits. They include unique elements, such as sunglasses, trinkets, bags and studio backdrops, which are normally expected in a high-production photo session. Danielle recommends photographers to not only capture stills of the most romantic moments of the couple, but also to allow individual feelings to sparkle through, for example, by a sentimental setting. Whether it’s popping the roof of their convertible or heading to a favorite café together, couples should be seen making more stylistic and informed choices for their portraits, grabbing the opportunity to direct the editorial style depicted by their favorite designers.
More and more couples are realizing that nighttime photos are unique. Danielle recommends not to rush to capture all the photos before the sunset. She experiences a rise in the popularity among couples of building a nighttime portfolio for their big day. This gives the photographers a chance to capture the couple’s portraits that are more stunning than the daytime photos that have to be captured sometimes even during chaos and stress. As Danielle works with couples’ timelines, they talk about what can be done to make their wedding portraits creative as well as editorial. One of the things can be capturing shots at nighttime. This offers two totally different sets of shots – while daytime photographs are emotional, nighttime photos are eccentric and carry a lot of vibe.
Relaxed Family Photo Session
So far, family photos in a wedding are formal – all relatives standing beside the couple in a line and facing the camera, saying “cheese”. But now is the time for informal family photos. The new casual family shots are an amazing trend as they evoke emotions in a more relaxed way, thereby de-stressing family portraits. There are so many moments when the photographers can capture family photos informally, like right before or after the wedding ceremony, and thus anything relieves stress typically resulting in better photographs.
Do you like these 2022 wedding photography trends? Will you use them on your big day? Have you some more ideas? Don’t forget to share your thoughts with us.
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