For many years I thrashed about, trying to develop my style. My degree taught me classical portraiture, while the mainstream was leaning towards a more edgy look. And so, over time, my bridal portraits ventured into something of a more commercial feel, while maintaining a classical feel.
Now I embrace booth trains of though when shooting a bridal session. I start off with classical portraiture, making sure to make Mom happy, and then as the session continues, I allow myself to venture off into a more commercial feel.