If you’re getting married anywhere within ten feet of a wedding photographer… then you’ll want to know a few tips that’ll make being in front of the camera that much better.
Of course, I’m not going to bore you with the typical superficial take-creative-shot or show-personality-by-mugging-for-the-camera variety of tips.
Frankly, those kind of things… creativity, personality… can’t be posed anyway.
Let me give you some tips which work because they work from the core.
1) Don’t play to the camera.
Be camera unaware.
If you’re like my other wedding clients,the best photos of you are when you don’t even know the camera’s there.
2) Be in the moment
And life will open up for you and hand you amazing moments to experience.
(amazing moments someone like me then loves to photograph).
3) Strongly connect with your wedding photographer
How else do you know that your wedding photographer sees and defines your moments the same way you do, so he or she knows which ones matter most to you?
4) Don’t be your own wedding coordinator
Every time a bride or groom gets interrupted from enjoying their wedding day with some bit of business that needs attending to, like the florist has a question about the centerpieces, or the officiant needs to see the license, an angel loses its wings.
5) Get a pre wedding photography session
If only to give your wedding photographer a chance to see what various angles you photograph better at before photographing the wedding day. It’s the kind of stuff that makes sense to to find out about before you take any wedding photos rather than afterwards.
Naturally, a pre wedding session is going to be different than what wedding day photography will be like for a whole slew of reasons. But how you look in a photograph won’t be one of them.
Many wedding photographers offer engagement photo sessions before the wedding day. I have a portrait session you could try out, take a look at it here.
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