Wedding photographs have come a long way since the static, overly formal images that hardly captured the authenticity of the day. Now, as we head into 2022, couples are more focused on authentic wedding photography that’s still thoughtful.
To make sure you capture your love story in the best way possible, read on to discover the best wedding photography trends of 2022 in Australia.
Editorial style portraits
Since weddings have become more intimate, there’s been a shift to a more fashion-focused aesthetic for the bride, groom, and wedding parties. Now, wedding portraits are becoming more aligned with an editorial spread using unique elements such as vintage cars and fun props. This style calls for more individual shots of the bride and groom that let’s their personal style shine through.
Since lockdown and border closures, time spent with family and friends is now more important than ever. Heading into the 2022 wedding season will feel more like a ceremony and family reunion. Therefore, there is a greater importance on family and reception imagery. Candid imagery is the perfect way to capture these special moments. For example, the bride’s first look or reactions from family as they walk down the aisle is a great opportunity for candid photos.
Stark contrasts and finely tuned photos are phasing out as more couples opt for soft lighting and a more natural aesthetic. So it only makes sense that this trend is here when candid photography and natural settings take the wedding photography trends by storm in 2022. As a result, couples will take more effort into planning when they take photos during their wedding, including their engagement photos.
The Hollywood party
While couples search for soft lighting during the day, the night will turn into a Hollywood-style party with a more outgoing and fun approach to photography. Whether it’s a studio backdrop set as you see at every Kardashian-Jenner party or the outgoing moments on the dance floor, the use of flash will only get more popular to emphasise the magical ambience of the celebrations.
With many couples choosing to plan their weddings closer to home, wanderlust will kick in, and more couples will decide to let European style shine through. This inspiration focuses on capturing the day's more refined details that make up a larger story. The great thing about this wedding photography trend is that there won’t be a need to overcomplicate the photos. It will simply require capturing the magic that’s already happening.
Nothing says Hollywood and European like a champagne tower. Already picking up speed in 2021, this trend will most definitely carry itself into 2022 and beyond. The element makes a great photo prop for an editorial style photo moment. It’s not only an elegant but classic way to kick off the celebrations.
These top six wedding photography trends of 2022 in Australia are sure to make for beautiful memories. If you’re unsure what might suit your wedding theme best, I’d be happy to discuss your vision and help it come to life.
Esther xo The Love Archives