Not all of us are used to being in front of the camera, so it’s perfectly normal to feel shy or like we have no idea what we’re even doing! We all know how important wedding and engagement photos are because they are lasting memorabilia of your most special day. These are the images you will keep for years to come and that’s why you’d want to look your very best. Our advice? Fear not for as long as you’re having fun and staying true to yourself, your photos will come out beautifully! But why listen to us when you can get tips from the talented artists behind the lens? To help you prepare and overcome a bit of that camera shyness, we talked to The Backyard Studios, Photography by Regina, and Oak St. Studios and asked for some advice. Go ahead and take some notes!
It’s important to break the ice and establish rapport with your photographer so you can make your pictorials as comfortable as possible. When there is mutual trust between you and your photographer, you can expect the shoot to run as smoothly as possible. Take time in your meetings to get to know each other, express your preferences, and air out any worries you might have, so you can address everything before the engagement shoot or wedding day.
On the day of your wedding, always remember that you, as a couple, and your love story are the main stars! You’re not expected to pose like professionals, but you are encouraged to shake off your inhibitions and have fun. Trust that your photographer will capture all your best moments.
If it helps, you can practice in front of a mirror and discover what your best angles are. But don’t overthink either because your photographer will also help you find the right angles and guide you to look and feel your best.
Planning your outfits and getting to choose the right attire will help raise your confidence to a higher level. Preparation is key. Whether you’re wearing gowns and suits or shirts and jeans, putting your looks together will give you a vision of how your photos will also turn out. Plus, outfits can also express your personalities and bring out so much character in you!
There really are no strict posing rules to follow for your engagement and wedding photos. As long as you’re having the time of your life and you are enjoying sharing your love, your pictures will surely be amazing!