We HATE pictures!! And PDA!

posted 1 year ago in Photography
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Bee Keeper

mmm this is probably not the most PC response but… a few glasses of wine first? White wine (or champagne), no need to stain teeth/lips for photos! And not too many, I’m not talking silly-drunk (or drunk at all), just something to take a little edge off.

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Buzzing bee

Either a few drinks, or get out there and practice getting your photo taken and kissing in front of the family! My fiance hates PDAs and having his photo taken too. The other day I walked down the street with him holding my hand – progress!!

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Helper bee

It may not be pc but I recommend that to clients as well. Have a glass of wine, shoot in a secluded spot. If it makes it easier, picture yourself as a character in a movie. It sounds silly but it helps you to remove yourself personally but still stay in ” character”. 

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Buzzing bee

Just tell your cousin/photographer.  DH is the same way.  Our photographer came up with other poses that were sweet but not too PDAish, and we went off by ourselves to take those.  You can tell some of them are forced, but others came out really nicely.

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Buzzing bee

What if you looked online for wedding photos that you thought would work for you both, and created a folder of them for your cousin? That way he could get a feel for what you were looking for. I’d be very clear with him about what you want.

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Busy bee

You don’t HAVE to kiss in your pictures. Do you have an activity you enjoy doing together? Do that to make you more relaxed and have the photographer take pictures of that! 

I’m not against PDA for pictures, but I definitely want our e-pics to be of us doing something rather than just posing on some steps or kissing under a tree!

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Bumble bee

Just don’t do anything you don’t want to do.  Have your photographer cover your elopement photojournalistically with no posing.  Drinking to loosen up can make you look drunk.  Sadly I have seen this a few times.

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Bumble bee

Nothing wrong with some shots of you and your DH smiling at the camera, looking all gorgeous. In fact, I wish I had a few more of those.

There’s always hand holding or even him kissing your hand. Those are less PDA-ish.

A lot of photographers will have plenty to go on if they find a good location with great lighting. They’ll get really excited about just having you turn your head this way or that way.

I’m personally at the other end of the spectrum. Our photographer laughed and told us to stop making out, haha.

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