A lot of new photographers are creating 'stylized' wedding photography shoots to create pictures for their website or promotional purposes. They call a bunch of their 'wedding vendor' friends and get them to bring props, do hair and makeup, donate a dress, etc. and spend an afternoon shooting 'models' for promotional purposes.
These type of commercial photography shoots may be good practise for the photographer when they have a similar corporate assignment. We recently did a shoot similar to what I mention here except it was a legitimate commercial client needing photos to publish in a bridal magazine.
I am happy to share these photos as a representation of what I can do on a commercial photo shoot with professional models, makeup, hair, etc. What I won't do is mis-represent these type photos as 'wedding-day photography'. Photography on your wedding day is much more challenging and is in a less controlled situation.
Long and drawn out 'modeling photo sessions' on your wedding day can often ruin the wedding-day timeline and create a bad experience for your family and guests. (ever been standing around starving at a wedding because the photographer kidnapped the bride and groom and nobody knows when they will return or when any food will be provided?)
We shoot our weddings in a photojournalistic style, (more candids than posed photos), and stylize them in a 'true-to-life' manner (crisp and clear) so they represent your colors correctly and will preserve your REAL memories classically (rather than faked ones) for multiple generations.
These types of stylized photo shoots are very appropriate for vendors who sell tangible products as it allows them to get good-quality images for their promotional purposes of the items they have available in unique and beautiful surroundings.
Don't be misled; if you see 'modeling and stylized' photos on a photographer's website be sure to ask the hard questions so you get a real understand of what you will really be getting on your wedding day.