(Closed) Choose our poses

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it’s good to have some ideas, but the photographer understands light and color and shadow and might have some excellent options that you might not think of, so I wouldn’t stick too ridgidly to your list. They want to make you look your best and if they’re a professional they’ll probably be pretty good at it.

Post # 4
3783 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I agree with @kala_way. SO does semi-pro photography (makes money but isn’t his day job) and did a nude shoot for a friend of his (he doesnt do these types of shoots anymore but thats another story). Anyway, she had really firm ideas on what she wanted. SO went along with her but then suggested other poses and “positioned” her. When the photos were done, guess which ones she like more? Yup, the ones my SO posed, because he’s the pro and understands these things. It’s amazing what someone who understands light and angles and things can achieve. Photos that are the result of an amateur or point-and-click camera aren’t the same.

Post # 6
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@Anna22:  If you don’t trust your photographer then you’ve hired the wrong photographer.

Post # 7
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Agree with Kala Way.

Post # 8
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you can still steer him away from your less loved eye. I’m assuming you’re not so extreme as to only want profile shots or something, but that you prefer one side over the other. If this is the case, I would just say it like that and keep it generic. Just play it off lightly (e.g. “I know this is silly but I really prefer this side/angle to the other. Thank you!”). I don’t always agree that the photographer knows best and will pose you as such. There are some problem areas about me that I really don’t like at all and even when I see them in photos, I zero in on it and I hate it. I think in general photographers are good at capturing your good features, but since there are always little things about oneself that one is hypercritical about, I think it is fair to let the photographer know. There are polite, non-Bridezilla ways of phrasing these concerns.

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