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November 28, 2020

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New Trends in Wedding Photography by Anomlie

Hello beautiful readers! Today I am SUPER excited to partner with another guest writer for this post by the fabulous dress design company “Anomalie” I have worked with several times.

As a brand ambassador for Anomalie I couldn’t be more thrilled to present helpful information on my blog for couples navigating new trends in weddings due to COVID 19 and just the natural transition of the wedding industry.

I am an ambassador for this company because I believe in the quality and styles they offer their clients and the fabulous customer service! This company has made so many of my brides happy and they offer a great online customization service which is perfect in this crazy world.

So let’s get into the article about New Trends in Wedding Photography this coming 2021 year!

This year saw a marked change in the wedding landscape. With health protocols for the new normal strictly implementing physical distancing, weddings have shifted from grand glamorous events with hundreds of guests to intimate celebrations with closest family members and friends.

With changes in the wedding landscape, new trends in wedding photography are emerging as well. Here are some trends to consider for the upcoming year:

1.    The Proposal Shoot

Proposal shoots are becoming even more popular today. But for photographers, they’re quite challenging to accomplish. They must find an ideal hiding spot that affords them the best angles and be able to capture the magical moment instantly. There are no second-takes for this shoot, so they must have impeccable timing to grab the raw emotions of the couple.

(MY NOTE: I love proposals my tip to make this challenge perfect is for the person planning the proposal to reach out to me ASAP before picking a location and time. I will help guide you and plan it perfectly!)

2.    The Wedding Journey

Most couples today want to document their journey from engagement to wedding day. Months before the wedding, they might opt to schedule a pre-wedding shoot that highlights their special moments together, including how they customized the bridal gown online. This shows how the excitement builds up as the big day draws closer. It’s also a good opportunity for the couple and their photographer to develop a comfortable working relationship, so the coverage of the actual wedding goes more smoothly.

(MY NOTE: Engagement shoots are the new rage but I’m also LOVING a pre-first look shoot! Consider wearing your wedding gown and doing a whole trial hair & makeup run! I mean let’s step out of the box friends!)

Finding Your Way To Happy A Sedona Elopement

3.    Relaxed Wedding Coverage

Gone are the days when wedding pictorials were stiff and formal, with the couple and their guests being asked to pose in uncomfortable positions. With weddings being more intimate occasions, the vibe has become more relaxed and informal. Photographers let the wedding unfold naturally and become almost invisible during the event. This enables them to capture candid and natural reactions. The focus is now on creating photos that reflect sincere and honest emotions.

(MY NOTE: This is EXACTLY what I’ve been doing for 13 years. I’ve really pushed for photojournalism / lifestyle/editorial wedding coverage…a more natural approach and now it’s so much more popular. I even was accepted into the World Photojournalist Association. That was an amazing honor!)

Escape The Heat A Summer Chino Valley Windmill House Wedding

4.    A Different Perspective

In the past couple of years, drone photography started being used in wedding coverages. This technique will remain in trend and will likely be more common—especially for garden weddings, beach weddings, and other outdoor venues. The aerial shots provide an entirely different perspective and capture the panoramic views without parallel.

(MY NOTE: So my dad helps me with weddings usually in the winters and we purchased a Pro DJI Mavic Drone JUST to start offering this unique view! This is an add on service we will be offering in 2021! Many videographers like my fav ” The Good Vibe Media” specialize in drone footage with many wedding packages! It’s so FUN!)

So what are you waiting for? Get to customizing your dress TODAY! It’ll be great fun!

Joy In the midst of uncertainty A 2020 Tonto Natural Bridge Wedding

New Trends in Wedding Photography

Thanks for reading and I hope this post and my notes were super helpful quick ideas for all my couples navigating this strange new world we all live in!

Guest Blog Written By: Anomalie

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