Post # 1
I’ve never had professional photos taken of myself so I don’t know what the norm is. But does a photographer tell you how to pose? A friend of mine took some engagement photos of us this weekend. She is an amateur photographer (but thinks she’s a pro). She has been posting pictures in a gallery for me to look at. I am not happy. They just look so awkward. She is not going to be my wedding photographer. I have chosen a photographer that does include an engagement session. So we will have another chance. Neither my fiancé nor I are very comfortable in front a camera. But as rule does a photographer tell you how to pose?
Post # 3
They should tell you how to pose. I think some of them will be natural, but a lot of them the photographer should be telling you what to do. I’m going to look up some pictures before I have my engagement pictures done so I can show them what I like.
Post # 4
Our photographer was great. She told us how to pose for the formal shots and she corrected us and positioned us to look just right. She pointed out when we needed to relax outr necks or mouths etc. That’s part of their job so I’m sure that will go for any professional. They are always looking to add work to their portfolios so it’s important to them that they get good shots too.
Post # 5
@ADBK2011: We had our e-session this past Sunday, and the photog. told us what to do. Some examples are: chin up, look to the sky, hold her like this, make her spin, dance, less on the smile, look at the flash, look at me, look at each other, soft kiss, hold him there, hold her hand and give it a kiss, hold his neck etc etc etc… he was very detailed about some positions, and less in other scenes. At some point he let us go have fun in some field of tall grass and told us to be natural with each other while he took some pictures. Overall I felt that he was giving us many tips and lots of help so that we will look our best in the pic’s.
Post # 6
A professional photographer will be well versed in portraiture and will give you instructions on how to best pose yourself, both alone and as a couple, or even a small group. The photographer should also know how to light the subject and angle the frame to make you look your best. I see most of the basic rules being broken all the time (for the worse), which means to me that the photographer is not a professional.
Post # 7
Usually a good photographer will give you some direction because there are a lot of times things that FEEL awkward make some of the best photographs. If you are concerned about your photographer’s experience in this area you may want to pull some sample images of poses you like – so you have something to show her and try to replicate rather than just starting from scratch.
Post # 8
A lot of the ladies are right. A Photographer should give you some kind of Guidance.
These are the kinds of things you need to go over when choosing your Photographer.
They will get a feel for you, and know right a way if youre a ham, if youre shy, if youre wild.
My Photographer gave us pointers, but not so much so that ALL the pics were posey.
She’d say things like..
“Walk side by side, slowly”
” Kiss her neck”
“Hold your Bouquet up”
“Look at eachother”
Yeah there were some cheesy moments but we always had a good chuckle after a cheesy pose, but the pics turn out amazing, thats why I hired her.