Our Photography Style
Duetimage Photography combines the best elements of fashion photography and photojournalism styles.
We follow the beat of our own drum when it comes to producing imagery for your wedding event or engagement, bucking trends and producing imagery that looks like our own and no one else’s.
From shooting to post-production, we utilize skills and techniques from various fields of photography to create coverage that not only captures the visual elements of your special day, but also the raw emotion.
Below are some details about our techniques and the strong points of our style.
We’ve heard our trademark style described as “painterly” and would have to agree to that assessment.
In many of our bridal portraits, couples photography, and engagement sessions, we create Signature Edits from carefully chosen shots that lend themselves well to our expert post-production techniques.
Toning, color enhancements, texturing, and light hits all combine to create the Duetimage Style.
In posed and candid photographs, we always search for opportunities to take panoramic shots that capture the entire surrounding of your event location. The look we’re going for is “silver screen” — sweeping, grand, worthy of a motion picture.
When preparing your album, we like to create whole spreads from single panoramic images. We also use our cinematic shots for deluxe canvases and metal print artwork that you can display in your home.
Our couples photography is very much fashion inspired, making use of dramatic poses and often “badass” facial expressions. Whether or not you’re natural at posing, we’re very good at making everyone feel like a supermodel.
We also make use of other techniques found in fashion photography, such as color cross-processing and beauty retouching to create images with magazine-quality impact.
Throughout your ceremony and reception, we search for funny, touching, sublime moments as they unfold. We like to focus on guest interaction, or instances when members of your bridal party or guests are thoughtful, experiencing the joy of your day on a deep level. We capture laughter, tears, silliness — it all depends on the dynamic of the people present.
We excel at making you feel comfortable in front of the camera by making our photo shoots relaxed and good fun. During your wedding or engagement photography, we’ll try out a number of poses with you, gradually loosening you up and working towards bringing out your heartfelt emotion.
The art of getting in close on the little details of your event compliments our panoramic style. Flowers, favors, rings in close-up are all a part of your wedding day imagery. Any item that is important to you and is a significant part of your wedding day budget will receive VIP treatment.
When preparing your albums or products, we are all over your images, removing blemishes, unwanted objects, background distractions.
We also use a number of techniques, such as fashion inspired cross-processing and cinematic light strikes to enhance the image and to draw the viewer’s eye to a targeted focal point.
If you choose to have your images processed as black & white photos, we do more than just desaturate your images in Photoshop. Making use of techniques pioneered by masters like Ansel Adams, we pay a lot of attention to tones to make the most of our monochrome images.