Photography Trends (2018): Middle East Edition

“The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.”– Anne Geddes


Over the course of the years, several trends have forayed their way into the world of weddings. Whether it be the addition of modern chic décor in the form of Edison bulbs, foliage and new metallics; quirky wedding invites (currently, e-vites with social media platforms rapidly taking over the world) or unconventional cake designs amongst other elements that are incorporated to garner an evolved, ‘instagram friendly’ wedding, the novelty factor is constantly developing according to the needs of the quintessential millennial couple.

Photography is an integral part of destination weddings, allowing you to capture memories that will last a lifetime. Hiring a luxury photographer is imperative to enable a flawless transition in putting together a wedding album catered specifically to your needs.

The Middle East is a destination that is composed of unconventional wedding locales. Coupled with the latest photography trends, a magical hue of images generate a dream like experience for the modern day bride and groom. Here is a list of some dynamic photographic trends shot by various eclectic photographers showcasing their stunning vision of the ambience that the Middle East provides as a unique wedding destination.

 Candidly Yours

Credit: Sergiy Chmara (@sergyphoto)

A candid shot of a couple hopelessly in love, showcasing their goofy side with the backdrop of the royal Emirates Palace is the perfect way to create the ideal wedding album. Seek inspiration from gloriously candid photographs, as they are a great way to capture every intricate expression and emotion being expressed by the bride and groom on their special day.

Magical Monochromatic Hues

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Previously used to display artistic shots, black and white photographs today reinvent the classic beauty of a marriage between two soulmates. Delve into the world of monochrome magic and fall in love with the Middle Eastern culture which is enhanced by the grand Abu Dhabi skyline.

Exposure 101

Credit: @ekaterina_photographer

Conducting a photo shoot in the heart of the U.A.E- the vastness of the Arabian Desert reinforces the outcome of unique and unconventional wedding pictures. The environment provides utmost exclusivity and sets the mood according to your desire. Where else would you find camels acting as your bridesmaids?

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall!

Credit: @violetstudiodubai

Unravel intricate details and intimate moments of wedded bliss through a set of highly stylized mirrored images that portray pure elegance. The ambient daylight and vogue-esque vibe of the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is the perfect choice for you if you are looking to jazz up your big day.

Insta Blur (Bokeh)

Credit: @christopheviseux_weddings

One of the hottest trends of 2018 is ‘Bokeh’, the Japanese form of photography that enables a subject to be highlighted by blurring the backdrop. Be influenced by the aesthetic quality of blur, produced in the out-of-focus part of an image which is generated by a lens that accentuates the features of those being photographed in a portrait shot. The enticing atmosphere of the Burj Al Arab juxtaposed against the bejeweled Indian bride suggests a beautiful marriage between traditional and contemporary values.

DWP Capture

Want to know more about the latest photography trends that have taken over the world by storm? Well, the DWP Capture Congress is the perfect place to be as it is an extension of the DWP Congress focused on visual arts. The event is scheduled to take place at Atlantis – The Palm, in Dubai on the 29th of March 2019. It is a day dedicated to bringing together brilliant minds from across the globe that beautifully capture the most amazing occasions through forms of iconography that augment radiant dreamscapes. It’s time to meet the finest visual artists who are individually representing their destinations at its best! It ensures an exclusive opportunity for you to network with other creative partners from photographers to cinematographers to videographers and more to gauge the fundamental philosophy behind the art of storytelling through various visual mediums. Developing an understanding of cross-cultural communication and learning how to overcome situational challenges with reference to lighting, location, set up, décor, ambience, etc. are skills that will be will be highlighted as a part of the compelling conference agenda. The DWP Capture Congress provides all this and more under one single roof. Be sure not to miss this one!