What To Look For In A Luxury Fine Art Wedding Photographer


January 24, 2023

The wedding planning stage can be very stressful – you have to think about your dream dress, the ideal venue, the food, and of course, choosing the wedding photographer for your big day. There are lots of different kinds of wedding photographers too, and since I love helping couples, I’d like to tell you all about what to look for in a luxury fine art wedding photographer. Just in case that’s the kind of wedding photographer you’re looking for, which I am!

What Does A Luxury Fine Art Wedding Photographer Do?

Being a luxury fine art wedding photographer is about taking photos with a distinct plan, style, and vibe in mind. It includes deciding what needs to be part of the frame, the perfect color palette to complement the wedding, and the best way to capture the couple’s pure and raw emotions, along with their friends and families. 

A luxury fine art wedding photographer moves forward with an eye for beauty. The trick with luxury fine art wedding photography is making sure each photo fits together seamlessly but can exist on its own too.

As a result, the photos are timeless and elegant, connected and meaningful. In short, a luxury fine art wedding photographer can add joy, romance, beauty, and class to your photos, all while preserving the most touching moments beautifully! 

Top Five Things To Look For In A Luxury Fine Art Wedding Photographer

There are many things to look for in any kind of wedding photographer, let alone a luxury fine art wedding photographer! Still, I don’t want to overwhelm you. So, to support you, I’ve come up with the top five things you’ll want to look for, starting with a photographer who can take aesthetically pleasing photos.

#1 – The Right Aesthetics 

An experienced luxury fine art wedding photographer should be able to and can take aesthetically pleasing photos. They have to have the right aesthetics though. The photos should have a joyful yet romantic, fabulous yet elegant, and modern yet timeless vibe.

Couple sharing an embrace with light shining behind them, taken by Rachel Yearick Photography

I often play with soft and neutral colors with careful use of natural and artificial light to make my couples stand out. Also, I pair this with romantic poses to really bring their love to life. 

I know a venue has a big impact on how good photos are too. But I also know how to make use of those venues. There are beautiful shots to be found anywhere, whether that’s in nature, by the water, indoors, or somewhere else. All we have to do is look, experiment, and we’ll create those photos you’re looking for! 

#2 – An Eye For The Little Details

A good luxury fine art wedding photographer goes out of their way to focus on the things others don’t see. In other words, they work to capture all the little details of your big day. So, if you want to remember every moment and detail of your big day, a luxury fine art wedding photographer is the way to go! 

And there are so many details to capture too! They could be your invitations, guestbook, dress, bouquet, shoes, rings, jewelry, a quick moment between you and your spouse, a fun moment with your guests, and more. All of these details are a part of your special day, so it’s important to capture every single one. A luxury fine art wedding photographer will do just that!

#3 – Taking Natural Photos

I completely get that not everyone likes to be in front of the camera – being there can make people feel nervous and awkward. But an experienced luxury fine art wedding photographer knows how to make you look good in your photos naturally!

So, you don’t have to worry about being awkward in front of the camera. A good photographer can quickly find your best angles and capture them at the right moment, allowing the right emotions and looks to come through. 

I never force my clients to pose unnaturally or awkwardly. I help them find what works for them, and, together, we take some photos that let their natural personalities and love come through!

#4 – An Imagination

You can also think of this as having a vision. This isn’t just important for luxury fine art wedding photographers to have either. It’s important for all wedding photographers to have!

But I will say that within the specialty of luxury fine art wedding photography, it’s important for the photographer to have a clear vision for how the photos are going to look. Of course, that vision should work within your own vision, but they should know how to bring everything to life. That also means they need to know how to do this from the first photo to the last one. 

Groom planting a kiss on bride's forehead as she smiles with mirror beside them, shot by natural light wedding photographer Rachel Yearick

As far as how I do this, I like to talk to the couples I work with as much as possible. I want their input so I know just what I’m working with. Then, I can put my experience and style to use making sure their pictures come out just the way they want!

#5 – A Consistent And Specialized Style

You can spot luxury fine art wedding photography from miles away. It’s a specific style that utilizes the elements described above each and every time. But within the style of luxury fine art wedding photography, there are even more specific styles. 

So, as you search for the right photographer for you, remember the first one you find may not be for you, but there will be someone who takes that style and works with it in a way that works for you too.

What To Look For In A Luxury Fine Art Wedding Photographer. Bride looking down with bride's sheer veil over her shoulder.

It’s not just about finding a style that works for you either though. It’s also about finding a wedding photographer who can be consistent with their style. The last thing you want is someone who takes a couple of good photos but can’t reproduce that look on your special day!

So, I recommend taking the time to look back through their work. I also recommend asking them questions about how they came up with the shots you like. If you can, talk to couples they’ve worked with before too. After all, it’s your big day, so the more research you do upfront, the better off you and your day will be!

Unforgettable Photos, Cherishable Moments

As a luxury fine art wedding photographer, I love putting together incredible photos for the couples I work with. I also love making them comfortable throughout the entire process and ensuring they look their best and most natural selves in their photos. Basically, think of me as a skilled friend who is excited to help you take some incredible wedding pictures.

So, are you ready to create some amazing luxury fine art wedding photos together? If so, just let me know! 


Bride and groom sharing a kiss during their wedding shoot; image overlaid with text that reads What To Look For in a Luxury Fine Art Wedding Photographer
Collage of photos of bride and groom during their wedding shoot with Rachel Yearick Photography; image overlaid with text that reads What to Look for in a Luxury Fine Art Wedding Photographer

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