Like the city of New York itself, the wedding photographers in the area are unique. New York wedding photographers are capable of adapting to lots of different styles, and we’re happy to give you examples of our own.
We often look to pop culture when we need an extra boost of inspiration, and it can be super helpful to look more closely at your favorite tv shows & movies to figure out exactly why you love them so much. Is it the color palette? The in-between-the-lines story? What makes the cinematography so compelling? Being conscious of why your favs are your favs is a really fun exercise.
Our version of fine art wedding photography is a style that very much encourages the viewer to appreciate the images as a visual art. It’s all about composition, storytelling, expressions, and gestures. It feels nostalgic and filmy.
The term has become super popular; more and more photographers are defining their work as fine art and taking a different approach to traditional wedding photography. Fine art begins with a specific narrative or vision, and the photographer intentionally sets up the scene while paying very close attention to composition, lighting & emotion.
Why choose a fine art wedding photographer?
Fine art wedding photography is for those that want to place an emphasis on the decor, color & aesthetic of their wedding day. Each image will be sensitively & artistically crafted, and you’ll totally feel like a piece of art.
Photojournalism has a place near and dear to our hearts; we studied in the General Studies program at the International Center of Photography where, whether you intend to or not, you end up having a love affair with documentary photography.
When it comes to wedding photography, photojournalism is a very “edgy” way to capture two people tying the knot. It focuses more on the emotions than the traditional “stand here, pose like this, chin down, etc” approach. The goal at the end of the day is for you to forget we’re there; we want to be flies on the wall, capturing every detail in a super raw, human way. Emotions and gestures first, composition later.
Why choose a documentary wedding photographer?
Documentary wedding photography is for those who want their images to tell a compelling story. Instead of receiving a gallery of planned, composed images, you will receive a selection of images that truly depict each event – planned or not – of your wedding day. The eye of a true photojournalist sees things slightly different than a traditional wedding photographer, and that may be something to take advantage of.
Editorial wedding photography is what happens when fine art meets documentary. There is an emphasis on movement, dramatic lighting, and architectural/design elements.
The entire wedding day will be shot in a way that is reminiscent of photos you’d see in a magazine. Because it is more on the artsy side, there may be some motion blur and raw expressions — but that’s what makes it great.
Why choose an editorial wedding photographer?
Editorial wedding photography is a great way to make you feel like a Vogue cover star. If your wedding day is a little bit more on the avant garde/edgy side, this is the style for you. Editorial photography always makes for great detail shots, and the light/shadows never go to waste.
It could be a bit overwhelming, especially since each and every photographer sees the same event (your wedding) so differently. We’ve become experts at perfectly blending all of these styles seamlessly into one wedding.
Details look best when shot editorially, the ceremony and reception call for a more documentary style, and portraits can be done in any way.
Here are some examples from one wedding.
Love all of these styles? Check out our real weddings, or contact us to view a full gallery.
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We're Sava, a small studio of photographers who bonded over our similar educational background, love of art, & general affinity for timeless wedding photos. Based in NYC, will travel, will pick up your coffee order on the way.
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