Wedding Photographers And Blown Out Skis/backgrounds

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Wedding Photographers And Blown Out Skis/backgrounds

I've been perusing some wedding photographer sites and one thing that I've noticed is a predominance towards massively blasted out skies and backgrounds. Usually, the compositions and exposures of the subjects are pretty good, but, man, the backgrounds tend to be quite over exposed. Often times the overall images tend to be over exposed; for my taste anyway.

I've never done wedding photography nor do I have a desire to, but I imagine that it's quite a challenge. However, what I don't understand is on many of these sites in their couples/families/engagement galleries, they tend to have that same look with the blasted out skies/backgrounds. I would think that under these more controlled situations there would be much more examples of well balanced shots.

I'm curious, is this a "look" that is currently in vogue? Is it a matter of having no desire to become competent with off camera flash in order to achieve more balance? The reason for that question is because on a few sites I've seen where the photographer talks about being a "natural light" photographer or something along those lines.

Anyway, I'd love to hear from anyone--especially wedding photographers--regarding this.

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