These wedding photos from a 100 years ago will make you smile!

Weddings have existed since time immemorial. An institution which marks the beginning of a new life and in today’s technology driven era, with all the new software, the experience has become even more memorable.

But have you ever wondered how it must have been when your grandparents got married, some of us are lucky enough to have the photos but some of us have only heard stories. The intrigue they carry makes one smile.

We put together some timeless beauties for you to see!

Photography classics!

Do you have any timeless vintage wedding photos! Please share 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

These Wedding Photos from 2016 are what you need at the end of a long day!

These newlyweds have one more thing to be happy about, their photo has been selected to be among the best wedding photos of 2016!

Junebug Weddings, which each year chooses the 50 unique pictures for their ‘Best of the Best Wedding Photography’ collection selected these photographs from over 9000 entries received from over 700 photographers based out of 45 different countries.

Image Credit: Ken Pak Photography 

Winning a Junebug contest is one of the highest honours a wedding photographer can receive, often helping to jumpstart careers.

Junebug also hosts a selection of other wedding photography contests – such as the celebration of the best engagement photographs, which opens for submissions every April.

The stunning photographs come from ceremonies held all over the world with seaside coves, dirt tracks and even a desert complete with a camel.

Image Credit: Gabe Mcclintock

Image Credit: Gustavo Franco

Image Credit: Victor Lax

Image Credit: Hendra Lesmana

Image Credit: Caroline Briggs

Image Credit: John Barwood

Image Credit: Lanny Mann

Image Credit: Paulo Santos

Image Credit: Tricia Victoria

While we have profiled a few of them here, we think these photographs are some of the best, good enough to put a smile on ones face.

We hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as we did.

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Wedding photography: The competitive trends this season!

Wedding photography has become a booming industry of its own. It’s no secret that the market has evolved into a highly competitive and fierce one. Moreover, the wedding photography industry has become highly diluted as it gets more difficult each day to distinguish the professionals from the amateurs. If you belong to the wedding party and already have a good photographer in mind, it’s best you strike this one off your to-do list as soon as possible to avoid the issue of availability later on. However, if you’re new on the wedding scene and don’t have the first clue about how this industry functions, then it might help to have these few snippets of information handy.

Pros versus Rookies

The industry is full of budding photographers looking to make their mark, and they’re certainly giving the professionals a run for their money. However, while the upcoming photographers are more enthusiastic and willing to experiment with different styles since they don’t have a niche of their own yet, the professionals are more aware of what works in the market and provide the assurance that everything will be smooth sailing on your big day. What you need to identify is whether you’re willing to take the risk with an overzealous beginner (their rates are lower too) or wish to stick with someone more seasoned.

Traditional versus contemporary

Once you’ve decided the experience you need, you have to figure out the style you want. Traditional photography and contemporary photography both have their own charm, and it all depends on the types of memories you want to keep. Are you a ritualist who believes it’s important to focus on the wedding ceremony? Do you want a shot of the kanyadaan, the pheras, the cake cutting and the toast? Do you want a picture of your entire family (including the extended one) posing for a stage shot that you can frame for your drawing room? Well, then traditional photographers are the right choice for you. However, if you’re an artistic soul and want your wedding album to tell more of a story, then contemporary photographers are the way to go. Portrait photographers use unconventional props and themes to work up a sense of magic and mystery, to add that fantasy element to your wedding.

Courtesy: Candidshutters

Courtesy: Candidshutters

 

The social media factor

Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are slowly becoming a great marketing tool for photographers. Visibility on these social networks has become an absolute must, and photographers are really putting themselves out there to attract the right customers. You can check what their work experience is like, their wedding portfolios are usually available online, and you can even check their reviews to see how many people recommend them. This is also the best method to help you pick the photographer that suits you best. However, by far the long-lasting cornerstone to every successful wedding photographer’s business is a blog. Seasoned photographers are still of the opinion that this is the best way to connect with their audience and get their work featured on bigger wedding blogs.

Your wedding day will most probably be a once-in-a-lifetime affair and one you want to remember forever. That’s why, it’s very important that you hire the person you feel is most skilled to capture the right memories of your wedding day. Keep this in mind and begin your hunt for the photographer whose work pulls your heartstrings. Say cheese!

Captured!

Captured!

“Caught on camera!” When you hear someone say that to you, you immediately make sure you look good on camera; and especially if it is your wedding pictures. By that we mean not just your facial expressions or your outfits, but the picture in its totality, thus highlighting the importance of good wedding photography.

Often through the wedding preps, couples tend to think that  having a photographer is just a sign of wedding memories being captured; but we guarantee you –  it is not!

Understand the importance of a good photographer

A good wedding planner knows the importance of a good photographer and you must know it too. This day is a big day and you want to capture it in the most beautiful and realistic way. Years later, the photographs should have a story to tell, and they must be captured candid – emotions, laughter, fun and frolic – every moment bringing back a memory. Gone are the days where wedding photos only highlight the bride and groom and the process of each ceremony. Today, they involve an experience through their colours, moods and themes.

Build a comfort level

Like the beauty of a marriage is dependent on the relationship between the two partners, the beauty of the wedding album is dependent on the rapport you share with the photographer. Take the effort to meet each other a few times and introduce your immediate family and friends as well. Breaking the ice before the big day helps the photographer understand the role each individual plays in the life of the couple thus bringing it out in the images.

Travel arrangements

In the case of destination weddings, the couple must ensure that travel arrangements are discussed with the photographer. Not only does travel involve boarding and lodging arrangement for the crew but also for the equipment. In addition to that, couples must take the responsibility to be the coordination point between the venue and photography crew to ensure the technical requirements are met and locations are scouted in advance to give the entire album a flow.

Book and finalize

With bookings for wedding seasons being taken in advance it is imperative to book your photographer as soon as you have finalized one. We strongly recommend a booking contract to be made wherein the photographer lists out all the services you have opted for as a reference point for the both of you. This way both parties are clear about the number of photographs you will receive in print, on CD and other aspects like framing or posterizing images.

With social media at its peak, we all know that wedding images will circulate through the social circuit, courtesy our family and friends but none will be able to achieve what a good photographer can achieve. Therefore with the above points kept in mind, we are pretty sure those pictures will make you relive the big day for years to come.