Tilt-shift? Holga? Bokeh? No, we're not speaking a foreign language—these terms actually describe some of the hottest trends in wedding photography. Consult our glossary and, if you like what you see, discuss the possibilities with your photographer.


What it is: A square image with dark edges and corners and sometimes streaks of red light produced by a plastic lo-fi camera that has a cult following among fine art photographers (and hipsters)

Medium: Film

Good for: Capturing engagement and wedding portraits and shots of the vow exchange that look hip, arty—almost grungy

From the photographer: "You wouldn't shoot an entire wedding with a Holga," says Braedon Flynn. "But it's a way to achieve (a distinctly cool, old-school feel. Sometimes I put a flash on the camera at receptions to replicate that look from Marc Jacobs ads."

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