Here’s what I’m seeing as the latest wedding trends in wedding photography:
I’ve been hearing from lots of wedding couples, and this is true across the U.S. not just here in NYC, who’ve been eyeing their friends’ wedding albums piled high with trendy poses (think “jump-in-air” and “whisked away by balloon” shots for example) and silently thinking, “um, no, that’s not for me.”
Then they close their friend’s wedding album, pat it nicely and politely hand it right back with a smile.
There’s more and more of a swing back of the pendulum, a yearning for timeless and classic yet modern wedding images.
People are realizing that many of today’s trends in wedding photos are just downright uncreative.
Xerox copies merely repeating the last wedding the photographer did.
And that those wedding couples stand the real chance that someday soon, their wedding photos will end up on awkwardweddingphotos.com and circulate around the world… to be laughed at.
Their own children will mock them.
Other wedding couples will point to those photos in horror and ask that the earth swallow them whole before they ever succumb to having wedding photos like those.
So I believe we’ll see more and more wedding couples steer clear of contriving dumb things to do just for the camera’s sake.
Instead I see a day where people honor their real lives and meaningful moments with their loved ones and dear friends.
They’ll be their authentic selves at their weddings and not fret that they didn’t poke their heads through a picture frame for a wedding picture.
Or jump high enough in the air at the photographer’s insistence.
Or stare off in two different directions looking all real stern and serious.
I see a day when all the wedding couples of the world will unite and hold hands and collectively say,
“My real life moments are far more meaningful than any trends, or any drummed up pose any wedding photographer, anywhere, anytime, could ever dream of.”
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