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Pamela, what are your thoughts on the current trends in wedding photography, and where do you see things going?

Pamela Lepold, Pamela Lepold Photography: “In this day and age we are bombarded by so much to do that multitasking has become our way of life. It is hard to keep things personal when we are overloaded with emails, texts and late hours at work. Fortunately, there is one area that is becoming more and more personalized by the year… weddings. Gone are the days of following traditions as we move on to a new day of celebrating from the heart.

Wedding photography trends are no different. Traditional photographers have been overtaken by the photojournalist who can document the day as it happens without stopping to pose every photograph. Couples like the behind-the-scenes approach to wedding photography and now are seeing a new breed of photojournalism popping up. Couples are looking for a photographer who can not only capture the moment, but also tell the story of their love in those moments. Finding a photographer that understands what makes you click as a couple and takes the time to get to know you makes all the difference in your wedding photographs. Couples want personal, creative and individualized photographs…not just something off a shot list. They want a photographer that can document the day and incorporate creative portraiture that captures their individual personalities in the events of the day. This is the latest trend in photography and the newest craze in photojournalism.

That leads us to the next photography trend… the day after photo session. The once popular ‘Trash the Dress’ session is now an experience for all couples, even those wanting to preserve their gorgeous gown. Couples are opting to have a fun portrait session in their wedding attire the day after the wedding (or within a few weeks of their wedding day). This is a fun way to capture gorgeous portraits without having to worry about keeping the dress wrinkle free. Many couples feel less stressed about their wedding day knowing that they will have more time for portraits during a day after session. Now couples can go to a different location that was too far to venture on the wedding day and they don’t have to worry about wedding day weather, knowing that their day after session can be scheduled on a beautiful day.”

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