Oh Snap! The 8 Photo Styles
You Need to Know


Photos: (Clockwise from top left) Jonathan Canlas; W. Scott Chester Photography; Christine Farah Photography; Braedon Photography

To most of us, terms like tilt-shift, Holga, and bokeh might as well describe auto repair practices, let alone wedding photography techniques. To brush up on the latest industry jargon before talking to your photographer, consult our glossary of the hottest photography styles of the moment—such as a vintage process, which adds milky, washed-out tones of red or yellow to a photograph. "For a while, a 'vintage' wedding meant photographing engagement photos at a county fair and floral centerpieces in mason jars," says Christine Farah, who snapped the boat-bound couple above (bottom right). "But now couples are taking a less literal approach and simply want to add warmer tones and retro colors in postproduction for a more modern interpretation of 'vintage'-looking photos." Head to the full slideshow to learn more about vintage processes and the seven other styles you need to know. —Phillip B. Crook

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