The photo-journalistic (candid) approach to wedding photography is preferred by many brides to the traditional posed shots. Capturing the day's events as they happen helps tell the story of your wedding. Naturally, posed pictures are still enjoyed and requesting that some of the photos be black and white is common.
Day After sessions are one of the latest trends in wedding photography. Gone are the days of 'pre-bridal' sessions and worrying about getting your dress dirty. Brides & grooms can participate in a variety of fun, romantic and sometimes sexy sessions after their actual wedding day. Sessions can be done one week, one month or even one year after the big day. This seems to be more fun and spontaneous and not so stressful.
There are a variety of session types including the "trash the dress" session that has been making national headlines. A typical "trash the dress" session starts out with a bride in her wedding gown and a unique location.
Artfully posed in a beautiful environment with dramatic lighting lends it's style to a high-fashion type of photo. Most of the trash the dress style sessions end with the bride in her gown laying in sand or dirt or even in a pool of water.
The name "Trash the Dress" is sometimes misleading. It is a catchy name for artistic photos taken in unusual places. Whether or not you actually trash your dress is up to you. Most brides do not actually want to ruin their dress. Most of the time a little water doesn't hurt the dress and a little dirt can be dry-cleaned making the dress as good as new.
There are a lot a beautiful locations in the area to have your pictures done; Fort Macon, Tyron Palace, Whitford Plantation, Downtown New Bern, The Aquarium, and the beaches, just to name a few. Don't forget area gardens, country fields and museums.
Whatever your budget, do not skimp on your photography. After your wedding, your pictures and/or video will be your memories. Cut back on something else, if you need to, definitely get a professional photographer. It's well worth it and you will be glad you did!