Award-Worthy Compositions

Award-Worthy Compositions

When a photo is well composed, the photographer draws your eye to what matters most and makes you see things from a different perspective. To get their final result, they may employ dozens of techniques from the Rule of Thirds to using leading lines, asymmetry, depth of field, viewpoint …, and because weddings move quickly, great photographers know how to compose their work spontaneously and intuitively.

In the first 5 photos in our following collection, Matthew Sowa Photography, El Marco Rojo, JAGStudios, Dezine by Mauro, and Bee Two Sweet each use the leading lines in existing architecture to create environmental portraiture that makes the couple the focus for their unique artwork.

Photographed by Matthew Sowa Photography - New York photographers
Photographed by El Marco Rojo - Spain photographer
Photographed by JAGStudios - Connecticut photographers
Photographed by Dezine by Mauro - Melbourne, Australia photographers
Photographed by Bee Two Sweet - Washington, DC photographers

In the next 4 photos by Fine Art Weddings, Fer Juaristi, Jos and Tree, and Jeff Tisman Photography, respectively, the artists see the opportunity to use shapes created by family and friends to tell stories. By brilliantly changing their viewpoint, they give us a look at these celebrations that we would never get on our own.

Photographed by Fine Art Weddings - Germany photographers
Photographed by Fer Juaristi - Mexico photographer
Photographed by Jos & Tree - Portland, Oregon photographers
Photographed by Jeff Tisman Photography - New Paltz, New York photographer

The 3 photographs that follow use parts of the body to give us a glimpse of the subjects. The first one, by Joanne Dunn, is exquisitely posed, and the next two by Amber Henry Photography and Dezine by Mauro use the feet and heads of bridal party members to surprise and delight us.

Photographed by Joanne Dunne Photographers - Italy photographers
Photographed by Amber Henry Photography - Michigan photographers
Photographed by Dezine by Mauro - Melbourne, Australia photographers

To create a stunning portrait with no bodies in it, just perfectly placed shadows, Sara France Photography deftly composes the bride, groom, and guests to show us what we’re missing.

Photographed by Sara France Photography - San Diego, California photographers

Liam & Bee set the groom close to the camera and the guests far behind him to create a trick of the eye that makes him stand out from the crowd.

Photographed by Liam and Bee - UK photographers

And finally, our award winner for this week, Yves Schepers, puts a smile on our faces with his artistic use of aperture and a humorous look at a dog that mimics the women sitting beside him. 

Photographed by Yves Schepers Photography - Belgium photographers

To find more artistic takes on wedding photography, check out our Art of Photography blog posts that are all about the many facets of the art form, and visit our Concepts gallery.