Raleigh wedding photography is starting to blaze its own trail in the photographic community. What makes this a bit of a surprise is aside from the 3 major colleges in the area, there is no music/fashion/commercial enterprise that is directly feeding its growth. An interesting fact about wedding photography, with the advent of digital cameras and their subsequent price drop, the bar for wedding photos immediately went thru the roof. Below are a few reasons for this:
While those currently working as wedding-photographers can attest, wedding photography is a very technically challenging and sometimes stressful field to be involved with. Short time-lines, ever changing conditions and little to no control of the actual events unfolding make this field attractive to a certain personality type who thrives in a fast paced, ever changing environment. With the technical resources in the area in the form of community, state and private colleges, Raleigh-wedding-photography is certainly emerging as the “birthplace” of many nationally known photographers.
Not having major influences present is actually quite a boon to the industry. In New York or California, you have a definitive style and the more famous photographers greatly influence the styles of most the photographers. A photographer tends to follow their own course and pulls influences from around the country, not just one region, which gives it a very unique style & flavor. Located in the center of a geographically diverse state, photographers can hone their skill sets on the beach, the mountains, sports, fashion shows, commercial, architectural very easily – all of which influence their wedding photography
Having a technically savvy population lowers the initial barrier into being a professional photographer. Many people choose to “follow their passion” and be a professional photographer which crowds the market. While this can cloud the market for consumers looking for Raleigh wedding photography, it also forces photographers to evolve and produce truly unique and stunning photography to set themselves apart.
Raleigh Wedding Photography provides some of the most diverse and talented photographers in the country. While the market is indeed crowded this really is, in the end, a win for the consumer once they get past the initial pain of sorting thru pages and pages of photographers to find exactly the style they are looking for.
Brian Mullins an award winning Raleigh Wedding photography. We specialize in wedding photography, bridal portraits and commercial and event photography. Visit our website for more wedding photos.
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