5 Wedding Photo Trends that Hold Up

Bride in a veil holds a bouquet and looks off to the side. Shot on location with real film by NYC Wedding Photographer Angela Cappetta in East Hampton, NY.

5 Wedding Photo Trends that Hold Up

5 Wedding Photo Trends that Hold Up: Written and Shot by Angela Cappetta


Silhouettes: 1st of the 5 Wedding Photo Trends that Hold Up

You absolutely can’t go wrong with a well executed silhouette. More so if it is shot with real black and white film. It is timeless, classic and all about the moment. You won’t miss your faces in a moment like this because you’ll be taken up with how the picture feels. All that gorgeous shadow drama takes the cake.

Silhouette of bride and groom at Chelsea Piers wedding, shot by NYC wedding photographer Angela Cappetta with real film.


Lens Flare: 5 Wedding Photo Trends that Hold Up

So, when the light strikes the lens just right, rainbow refraction nirvana is achieved. It can look like a cool 1970’s album cover for an emo rock band, or it can look like an exquisite oil painting. This is evidenced here. A color story in a well-placed lens flare. Needless to say, this creates a spectacular moment. There are even filters you can download to create this look. However, we prefer to get it in-camera, ya know, the way only a pro can.

5 Wedding Photo Trends that Hold Up. Washington Square Park Wedding Photography by NYC wedding photographer Angela Cappetta. Shot with DSLR on location. Features some natural lens flare.


Tiny in the Frame

Sometimes, a well placed perspective gives a strong sense of place. Such is the case of “tiny in the frame.” When the shooter stands way back, and lets the scenery take over, the viewer gets a powerful feeling of the place and day. We love doing this on location on destination weddings. Or when a client is after atmosphere. It s a great technique to make the story more powerful. It tells the tale beautifully like in the photo shown shot at The Cyclone.

Wedding formals at the Cyclone shot by NYC wedding photographer Angela Cappetta with real film.

The bridal party poses next to the Cyclone at Coney Island. This intimate moment was shot with real film by fine art wedding photographer Angela Cappetta.


Zoomed In Details

Not unlike “tiny in the frame”, the forced perspective of a zoomed in detail can evoke a satisfying feeling. For example, an artfully placed detail helps an album story unfold in a way no other style can. This way, the story flows well, and doesn’t bounce like a basketball. Rather, the heartbeats of the narrative are experienced like a movie. Well shot, thoughtfully considered, and effectively edited.


NYC Engagement Proposal Photographs. Engagement ring in a bouquet of pink roses. Quin Hotel destination engagement session shot by Angela Cappetta


Looking Away

So, there is nothing like the sideways glance at the thing you almost missed. Looking away, not focusing on posing, and letting the story flow are among our favorite techniques that have stood the test of time. It is in this way that not everything is cut and dry. Adding mystery to the story makes everyone feel like an active participant.

Bridesmaids look out a window of a mansion. Shot by NYC wedding photographer Angela Cappetta.

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