Post # 1
So FI and I both hate taking pictures but he hates it more than I do. We are both really shy when it comes to PDA and have never even kissed in front of our families or anything. We decided we are going to be eloping in a few months but I still want pictures to remember everything. Luckily (or not), my cousin is am amazing photographer who shoots for famous artist and has offered us his services for free whenever we get married. The problem is that just thinking about it I get nervous and uncomfortable lol I know its silly and FI and I have been together for 5 years but thats just how we both are. So what can we do to get over this? I want great pictures and I don’t want either of us to feel weird.
Post # 3
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.
Post # 4
@joya_aspera: I actually thought about that and I know it will work wonders with FI thats the only time he will take pictures but I dont drink but if all else fails i’ll sacrifice myself for one day lol.
Post # 5
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!!
Post # 6
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”.
Post # 7
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.
Post # 8
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.
Post # 9
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!
Post # 10
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.
Post # 11
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.