Moody portrait photography has gone through ebbs and flows in terms of popularity.

But will it last?

What is Moody Photography?

Moody photography is a photo editing style which plays with high contrast, light, and emotion. The goal with this type of photography is to get the viewer to feel something.

And these photos can look stunning.

So, what's the problem?


Time has a tendency of spoiling bold, trendy photography and turning it into the "not what to do" of tomorrow's photography classes.

Sepia: Yesterday's Moody

An example:

When Instagram rose to popularity in the early 2010's heavy use of filters were all the rage. And one made us go wild more than all the rest:


Sepia filters added an intense reddish-brownish tint to social media albums across the world. This happened to the point of burnout. Eventually, we all woke up and decided to stop adding these harsh filters to our photos and along came another trend.

Now, all of this is not to say that there is anything closely comparable between Sepia Instagram filters and today's moody edits added by professional photographers. Like I mentioned, moody photos can look stunning!

However, there trendiness is something to consider before hiring your wedding photographer and here's why:

Remember Your Event As it Was

The importance of an event like your wedding day can go without being said. That's why brides and grooms are willing to fork out more and more money nationally each year to make sure the day goes just as they want.

Weddings are filled with excitement, joy, tears, and even some stress. But that's all part of your story. And you should remember it as it truly was.

True to color wedding photography aims to help you do this.

Rather than drastically adjusting temperature, lighting, and saturation, true to color photographers tend to keep things closer to how they looked on the day of your wedding.

Note: that doesn't mean that there will be zero editing involved and that true to color photos will look the same as those taken on your iPhone. In contrast, these photos will enhance the natural light, beauty, and spirit of your event.

Consider True to Color

So before you decide on a wedding photographer consider what you want to remember of your wedding and what that will look like in ten or more years.

True to color photography is not for everyone. But, those that choose a photographer with this editing style are pleased to look back on the day and see things as they really were: beautiful.

If you are interested in a true to color wedding photographer, please check out my portfolio or reach out below.