@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 1: Classic style. I've heard it said that simplicity is the key to elegance. As a wedding photographer, I love that idea because it's how I see my overall style—simple and classic. I love clean images that tell a story with light and emotion. Classic doesn't have to mean boring, either. 😃
@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 1: last shared on clean, classic style. When approaching each wedding, I think about what I learned in 3rd grade: KISS (Keep it simple, sweetheart). In my imagery, I translate that into the backgrounds I choose—whether it be the way I shoot details or where I photograph a couple’s portraits. I try to minimize distractions so I can keep that clean, classic look throughout a shoot, staying true to who they are, but true to my photography style, too. I'm never afraid to move things to achieve a cleaner aesthetic. I don't try to change the design of the day—but in this shot, I removed the salt & pepper shakers, pulled the centerpiece in closer and shot wide open with clean light. Shooting wide open is always an easy way to let anything messy or distracting in the background sorta just disappear. 😃 Getting-ready rooms with brides tend to be the most cluttered part of the day for me. Again—I just move things. I'll even remove "cluttery" looking art off walls. I try to make sure that where I shoot the bride getting into her gown has good light and is an environment where the focus will be on her and her beauty—so your eye doesn't wander in the photograph.
@codyhunterphotography Takeover Day 1: To round out my 3rd post on classic style . . . I often think about how trends come and go, but “classic” never goes out of style. A classic and simple portrait of a couple is powerful. As an artist, I would sometimes think "this shot is typical" but I've come to find, it's classic. While it is so great to catch the "moments"—those spontaneous, amazing, creative shots of the day (more on that tomorrow)—THIS right here, this classic style, will never go out of style. In fact, as the years go on, this may end up displayed in the home of their grandchildren . . . I really hope it does.