10 Inspiring Books For Wedding Photographers

 

Today we’ll share 10 books for wedding photographers and wedding bloggers from our bookshelf that are immensely inspiring.  They’re great for any type of wedding photographers and bloggers and we highly recommend you check them ALL out! You can also read our post about "How to take great wedding photos".


1. Fine Art Wedding Photography: How to Capture Images with Style for the Modern Bride

Many semi-pro and professional wedding photographers are looking to "wake up" their style, stay current, and stimulate business. And today, that means lifestyle photography, also referred to as "fine art wedding photography." Fine art wedding photography isn't just a catchy phrase; it's a modern approach in which design is paramount. Fine art wedding images are more graphic and stylized than traditional wedding photojournalism, as if they were pulled from the pages of a glossy wedding or lifestyle magazine...


2. Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter) 1st edition

Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can often seem like an impossible task. With busy, cluttered backgrounds and subjects who don’t know how to pose, how can you take control and get a great shot no matter the situation? In Picture Perfect Practice, photographer Roberto Valenzuela breaks down the craft of photography into three key elements–locations, poses, and execution–that you can use to unlock the photographic opportunities lying beneath every challenging situation...
 


3. Digital Wedding Photography: Capturing Beautiful Memories 2nd Edition

This full-color book from acclaimed professional wedding photographer Glen Johnson not only teaches you how to take memorable photos, it also shows you how to start a wedding photography business. Packed with great tips and savvy advice, this new edition helps you set up efficient workflows, choose camera equipment, manipulate images, make impressive presentations, and launch smart, photo-based marketing strategies to build your business. Best of all, it's loaded with new, superb photos that illustrate photography techniques...
 


4. One Wedding: How to Photograph a Wedding from Start to Finish

Brett Florens walks you step-by-step through one real wedding (the celebration of Claire and Chris), revealing his go-to shooting techniques and time-management strategies. Florens begins by customizing image concepts to suit the clients’ personalities and style. On the engagement shoot, he takes you through setups with Claire and Chris that begin with natural light then escalate to multi-strobe approaches. Florens launches his wedding-day coverage with early-morning shots of the guys and the ladies, creating a variety of group and individual images indoors and out. At the ceremony site, he has advice for documenting each event and creating formal portraits of the couple and guests...


5.  The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Wedding Photography: 100 Modern Ideas for Photographing Engagements, Brides, Wedding Couples, and Wedding Parties

Whether you’re shooting your first wedding or are a seasoned professional, the formal portrait session can be one of the toughest parts of photographing a wedding. Faced with tight timelines, unpredictable lighting, and clients eager for stylish, flattering portraits, it’s critical to come prepared with a toolbox of fresh, modern poses. Happily, Design Aglow’s 100 ideas for posing engaged couples, brides, brides and grooms, and bridal parties will help you approach each session brimming with confidence and creative ideas...


6. Style Me Pretty Weddings: Inspiration and Ideas for an Unforgettable Celebration

Joyful, love-filled weddings are created with the details that make the couple unique. These touches--letter-pressed table cards with a pet bulldog cameo; a chandelier to which the bride and groom tied hundreds of colorful ribbons; a photograph of the bride's grandparents fastened around her bouquet--elevate a beautiful day into a deeply personal, unforgettable celebration. Full of lively and oh-so-lovely ideas, and more than 250 photographs, this swoon worthy volume will help you distill the wide world of wedding inspiration into the most meaningful, utterly original day you can imagine...

 


7. Dream Weddings: Create Fresh and Stylish Photography

After months of joyful wedding dreams, brides and grooms trust their photographer to transform the day’s fleeting moments into lasting mementos. In this book, Neal Urban helps you go beyond merely documenting events to design works of art that capture the spirit of the couple’s relationship. Quick, easy-to-follow lessons walk you through every phase of the process, from engagement portraits, to wedding-day coverage, to post-wedding bridal portraits. At each step, you’ll learn how Neal infuses his images with personality—and rises to the challenges all wedding photographers face from time to time! With vivid colors, dramatic poses, and gorgeous lighting, this book flawlessly guides you through the creation of images that transcend the couple’s dreams for their special day...


8. How to Photograph Weddings: Behind the Scenes with 25 Leading Pros to Learn Lighting, Posing and More

Go behind the scenes with twenty-five leading professionals and explore what makes their work unique. Whether you’re looking for tips on location selection, better time management, posing cues, lighting insights, or some new ideas for shooting the reception, you’ll find the answers at your fingertips. Jim Garner, named one of the world’s top-ten wedding photographers by American PHOTO Magazine, reveals how a change in his products and design strategy revolutionized his approach to shooting weddings. Anne Almasy (Huffington Post: Wedding blogger) and Catherine Hall (named Best Wedding Photographer by The Knot) explore the role of emotional and personal connections on your images...


9. Digital Wedding Photography: Capturing Beautiful Memories

Capture unforgettable moments of that special day Professional wedding photographer Glen Johnson knows there's a huge difference between being able to take good pictures and being a good wedding photographer. In this exquisite, full-color book, Glen dispenses sage advice and solutions for taking impressive digital wedding images -- posed or candid, in any weather, in any setting, at any locale. You will also learn the secrets of creating a successful digital wedding photography business, and much more...


10. Digital Wedding Photography For Dummies

Expert advice on becoming a successful wedding photographer. Wedding photography can be a great hobby or home-based business. But while it's an exciting and lucrative field, it also has its challenges. Now, you can turn to Digital Wedding Photography For Dummies for friendly, hands-on guidance on selecting the right equipment, building a client list, and developing the skills and techniques needed to create stunning and memorable images. * Covers tools and techniques practiced by some of the most successful photographers in the business * Advice on camera settings, lighting, and angles * How to create a professional experience that will put clients at ease * Build a portfolio and connect with clients...


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