Forever drawn into frames that reveal a wedding’s most fashionable moments, we’re inspired by photography that delves deeper into a narrative of the sartorial kind; the graceful movement of a gown as it trails behind a bride, the glimmer of delicate beading set beside a sunlit window, the rustle of a veil as it dances diaphanously in the wind. We’re swept away by captures of a heightened calibre, where images divulge intricate details in a manner both effortless and magnetic.
Shooting both fashion and weddings requires a unique skillset, and rare are the artists who can beautifully combine the two. For fashion, an editorial eye is essential. Here, portraiture and Fine Art combine in unequivocal harmony, melting seamlessly into a stylized swirl of lighting, mood and composition. For weddings, the approach is candid, where ephemeral moments are cinematically captured, documented as they happen. Finding the perfect alchemy that fuses these facets together is the challenge.
From capturing the movement, mood or texture of a fabric, to harnessing the light, the shadow and story of a silhouette, we ask some of our favorite wedding photographers skilled in the art of fashion photography, what it is that makes up a powerful fashion frame…
“I’m looking for those artful, poetic moments, as opposed to the technically perfect ones. Whether it be the subtle movement of a gown, or the way the light hits lace. It’s these beautiful moments that often go unnoticed that I think are key.”
– Matt Godkin
“The beauty, the elegance, the story behind fashion photography inspires me the most. The master for me is Paolo Roversi, the way he uses darks, colors and movement…it really captures my imagination.”
– Lelia Scarfiotti
“The fashion images that inspire me carry a real-life component, some softness beneath the drama of the fashion itself, some innocence left to both the subject and the viewer.”
“I love to watch people live. I love to photograph a little bit of edge into that life, finding a bit of sensuality where you might not have noticed it before.”
– Kellē Sauer
“I think there are a few keys to capturing beautiful, fashion-oriented frames: beautiful lighting, a non-cluttered backdrop, and a subject who can be comfortable enough under the camera to move within the frame.”
– Kellē Sauer
Find our handpicked edit of Wedding Stylists from around the world on the Directory.