dark moody wedding photography

Dark and Moody Wedding Photography

Dark and Moody wedding photography is a popular aesthetic that embraces darker photos with more warm and muted tones.  Other words used to describe this style of photographer are boho, organic, wanderlust, vintage and brown.  Dark and Moody is one of the primary styles of wedding photography.  In this article, we’re going to answer some FAQs about dark and moody wedding photography and show you some examples from some of the best wedding photographers in the world.

Dark and Moody Wedding Photography FAQs

Is the Dark and Moody style just a matter of applying a preset or filter to the image?

This is actually one of the biggest misconceptions about wedding photography styles.  A style is more than just photo editing.  A style combines the shooting style and the photo editing style to complete the final vision of the photographer.  The dark and moody style requires a different way of shooting, a style that embraces the shadows, primarily utilizes natural light for a more organic feel, and more.

What’s the difference between Dark and Moody and the Other Styles of Wedding Photography?

Compared to the light and airy style of wedding photography, dark and moody is much darker in terms of overall brightness and tones.  Compared to the modern style of wedding photography, dark and moody is much less vibrant and colorful.

Can photographers with other styles of wedding photography deliver the dark and moody style upon request?

This is definitely something you’ll want to discuss with your photographer.  Many photographers can deliver multiples styles without any issues.  Others, however, prefer to stick to their primary style.  In general, most qualified photographers have the knowledge and experience to deliver many different styles.  But it’s generally better to choose a photographer whose primary style matches what you’re looking for.

Dark and Moody Wedding Photography Inspiration

sam hurd photography washington dc

Image by Sam Hurd

JR Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas California Sikh Wedding Photography

Image by Lin and Jirsa

jay cassario twisted oak photography Twisted Oaks Studio carla chris before photo x

Image by Jay Cassario

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