Top 10 Wedding Photography Trends for 2019 – Eleni Dona

Top 10 Wedding Photography Trends for 2019


Your wedding pictures should be unique and stand the test of time… That’s why it’s important to embrace the latest trends in the industry; staying updated is important in order to create heartwarming, everlasting memories. And of course, hire the best wedding photographer in Greece!

So… are you ready to gain inspiration and ideas for your own wedding photo album? Here are the most popular trends in wedding photography you should keep an eye on in 2019.

1.Destination Elopements

As a destination wedding photographer, I really love the privilege and responsibility of being able to capture the splendor and beauty of a wedding scenery.

More and more weddings are being held in appealing travel destinations, rather than local venues or formal settings. From the jaw-dropping beauty of a Greek island to the majesty of an imposing castle… destination weddings and wedding photography in faraway locations is a growing trend.

2. Prewedding Photo Sessions

Wedding days are chaotic and stressful. As a result, prewedding photo sessions (as well as day-after shoots) are gaining popularity with many couples. I firmly believe that every couple should consider a prewedding photo session; this is your time to shine!

After all, we always use pictures to narrate something; a prewedding photo session tells who you are, how your story began or what is your mutual passion, so think - what would be an ideal choice for you?

3. The First Look Session

Ready for some unforgettable shots before tying the knot? This popular wedding must-have is still going strong.

The First Look moments offer me a great opportunity to capture candid and stunning photos of the bride and groom before the ceremony. And you know what? Often these shots are the ones my couples love the most!

4. Photojournalistic Coverage

Pictures that capture real moments are what makes our hearts flutter. While in the past most couples were fine with posed shots, things have changed!

Are you looking for authenticity? If you want your wedding day to be captured in a natural way, then ‘photojournalistic’ is the keyword you need to know.

5. Unplugged Ceremonies

No cameras, no phones… just guests being there and enjoying the moment with you. Having your loved ones present to witness your ceremony is a once-in-a-lifetime moment, so asking that they enjoy this occasion without tech distractions can make your wedding in Greece much more special for everybody.

After all, you certainly want perfect photos without any distracting luminous screens popping up in the shots. So… say “I do” to an unplugged wedding!

6. Dramatic Locations & Imagery

Insta-worthy shots that encompass dramatic scenery and vibrant places with stupendous landscapes… are in fashion!

Mykonos, Santorini, and Athens are destinations that boast splendid backdrops. As a Greek professional wedding photographer, I know all the outstanding spots for the perfect shot. Just ask me!

7. Filmic or Cinematic Look

Well, the beauty of filmic images is timeless! Producing images that have a look as if they were stills captured from films means paying attention to the details in the shadows, and giving an almost embroidery-like precision in the highlights. I surely love this trend!

8. Fun & Photo Booths


Photo booths are becoming omnipresent during wedding receptions and parties. Do you know the best part? Photo booths are a great opportunity for a professional wedding photographer to take candid photos of your guests! You have to consider having a photo booth for your wedding in Greece.

9. Social Media

Quite a few couples hire me through social media… Some of the really fun wedding photos I’ve seen have been taken by guests during receptions and parties and then posted on social media accounts… Most couples have their own hashtag and ask their guests to publish images using it…

Creating a wedding hashtag for guests to use to upload photos to Instagram can help you experience your wedding through their eyes.

10. Wedding Photographers as Trusted Advisors

When you book a wedding photographer in Greece, you don’t just rent a camera. Nowadays, a professional wedding photographer’s role is more important than ever. As couples usually book me many months before their big day, I often help brides and grooms plan a lot – from suggesting great vendors to finding stunning locations.

Creating a wedding album in a timeless way ensures that it will stay a cherished item of your family history no matter how many years will pass. And as a professional wedding photographer in Greece, my goal is to create your memories – not just pictures. So, if you want to incorporate the hottest photography trends in your wedding dreams, don't hesitate to contact me.

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