If I had to name one thing I like best about the wedding industry, hands down, it would be photography.
But by wedding photography, I don’t mean the glorified version of prom photos. I’m talking about the indie wedding photographers who are breaking all the rules of conventional portraits and experimenting with photojournalism, action shots, hand-made props, and vintage cameras.
This is a revolution in the making. 20 or so years from now you and your kids could be looking at a Holga pic of you in a vintage 20′s dress, scarfing down a cupcake. And your kids just might think a wedding is a really fun costume party. Isn’t that a crazy vision?
But I think this is just the beginning of the wedding photography revolution (or evolution or whatever you might call it). Likely, we’re going to be seeing a lot more industry-breaking, trendsetting photographers coming onto the scene.
New talents like Caroline Fontenot, for example, is one of those up and comers who’s changing the rules of the game. She’s got a knack getting her subjects to let down their guard and capturing those raw, uninhibited moments when we allow inner selves to come out and play.
And what I love even more about Caroline is her ability to roll with the punches, because her range is amazing. She’s got photos that go from editorial to hilariously silly (a bunch of men standing around in their boxers is one such example, how she got that shot is up to your imagination!).
But enough writing. I’ll let the pictures do the talking, or in Caroline’s case, dancing, laughing, crying, and the multidinous of emotions people feel and express at weddings.
Caroline is based in Atlanta but she will travel to wherever the party’s at. Check out Caroline’s latest photos at her blog and start booking her fast because this girl is going places!
*Speaking of photography, do you have photos you’d like to blow up to poster size? I’m taking entries for the Poster Giveaway until May 12th, so you still have lots of time to sign up .