The Fashion Of Image

by | Photography Wisdom, Wisdom


Running Under the Sprinkler

Just as fashion changes, so do our images Where some are reticent to move away from the traditional portrait style, more and more people are seeking an ‘indie’ look for their wedding photography, and here’s where it gets interesting…

The whole key to fashion (and in turn, what we seek to represent our wedding) is that it is evolving. The bold colours, defined shoulder pads, and statement poses of our 80’s wedding may begin to look a little dated on the wall, just as the staid images of 1930’s weddings do, and after the resurgence of the sunflare again loses it’s ember, so too will the 70’s flower child wedding portrait.

Which brings me to the present day. I’m going to (for want of a better description) call it the ‘hipster, funky, retro, vintage, shabby-chic style’ of wedding portraiture, which I admit is covering a fairly broad range. It’s all about pastels, caramels, and greys. There is still a bit of sun flare here and there, and a fair smattering of light bleed.

It’s bold and different – especially for something so ‘traditional’ as a wedding – a (you hope) once in a lifetime event. So you had better get it right. Right? Well, not strictly.

You see, the beauty of digital ‘film’, coupled with the fact most of these ‘indie’ looks are created in post production, means that you can digitally remaster/restyle your wedding pictures – provided your photographer kept the RAW files (as I always do). That means you can take your wedding photos from 2013, and restyle them ten, twenty, thirty years from now!

Your scope is endless, and I think it’s so cool.

You can update your wedding photos to suit the fashion, to suit your decor, to suit your mood! Again, provided you have a photographer like myself…. a hoarder of images, who will have kept all of the RAW files, the ‘negatives’, the originals from the day.

Here’s a couple I mucked around with last night…

Before & After

Before & After

Before & After

It’s a new, old look. What do you think?

Images by Running Under The Sprinkler

Ms Gingham says: I think it’s cool too! I wonder if you can ask your photographer for the RAW files on a disc?

Jacqui from Running Under The Sprinkler says: “To capture those moments, the ‘running under the sprinkler’ moments, to record milestones big and small, and freeze them in time, is a joy and a privilege. After all, a photo has a unique ability to not only harness the emotion of an exact moment, but to also elicit fresh new emotions, even years later, each time it is viewed.  Photos are windows of our memories.”

  • sonny says:
    March 26, 2013 at 10:54 am

    A well written article, and surely, not just relevant to wedding photography


  • Polka Dot Bride says:
    March 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Interesting to see what a few tweaks can do!

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