Once you’ve figured out the digital versus film dilemma, it’s time to consider the look of your photos. Like the ones in your grandparents or parents’ wedding album, classic images are those that stand the test of time—striking, gorgeous and a bit formal. These photos reflect reality (similar to documentary), but they’re infused with the shooter’s artistic license. "As a photographer, you’re always waiting and watching, and thinking what can I create out of ordinary moments," says Genya O’Neall of Vue Photography. "When things happen naturally, it’s the best." Love this style? Ask to have the simple moments captured. "It’s a photographer’s job to turn your ordinary into beautiful," says O’Neall. "If you like a classic look, let them know you’d love a modern take on the shots you’ve seen for years."