The wedding portraits can always be nerve wracking for many reasons. What is there to know or think about before you get going? Whether you plan to shoot whilst your guests settle into drinks at the reception, or on a day surrounding your wedding, this is for you! Even if you’re totally comfortable in front of the camera or aren’t at all sure what to expect or do, we thought we would alleviate that stress! Here are a few things to keep in mind when your time comes to get in front of the camera.
Before The Wedding Portraits.
- Plan for a location that is comfortable to get to. The more creative you want to get, the more risk you take with your outfits.
- Carry your clothing safely and get changed on location if possible. You may be better off doing so when you plan to walk a far distance or through difficult terrains.
- Having a friend or family member come along to help is always a good idea. You can also ask if the photographer will be bringing an assistant along to help.
- Be sure to have this all organised and arranged with your photographer well in advance so that there are no surprises on the day
- If you are shooting on the same day as your wedding you won’t want to get changed, so make sure to think about locations close to your venue to that you can slip away to. Not somewhere that may risk damaging your wedding outfits.
During the photoshoot.
- Give yourself some time to relax before the camera starts clicking away. Photographers work in a multitude of ways but remember you are always in control of your own comfort.
- If you need a moment to yourselves or don’t like posing, ask the photographer to keep the poses candid.
- Don’t be afraid to be intimate with your bride or groom to be. Nothing better than seeing your love for each other in these isolated moments.
- A common issue when doing a bride and groom portrait session is that they freeze up and don’t know what to do with their bodies. As long as you are in the company of the one you love you can ignore the photographers and take this moment for yourselves.
- Think about your wedding day and all the excitement to come in your lives together. The more natural you are the easier the photos will be to get.
- Let your Photographer get creative and let yourselves step outside of the box. Wedding portrait sessions often result in beautiful, but nearly repetitive, images, so maybe think up a few of your own ideas or allow the photographer the artistic license to experiment with some shots. These one offs can take your photos to a level of uniqueness and beauty you couldn’t have imagined.
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