Post # 1
I’ve never had professional pictures taken before! What was it like when you got your engagement pictures and (if you already had it) your wedding shot? Did the photographer give you a lot of direction (stand like this! put your arm to the left a little!) or did they just follow you around and shoot stuff? I look stupid in pictures like 99% of the time and I’m nervous.
Post # 3
I think it depends HUGELY on your photographer. Ours didn’t give us hardly any direction and mostly just shot whatever we were doing. Plus my husband is a huge ham and kept coming up with “poses”…so I do wonder if the photographer would have directed more if there weren’t already a “director” present. 🙂
Weddings I’ve been in have had a range from pretty hands-off, to completely “put your hand exactly at this angle” sort of direction.
Post # 4
the engagement ones were kinda of awkward for me because it was weird being told when to kiss. Really fun, though! And if you do a Boudoir, those are a blast, too! I can’t wait for wedding pics to get done!
Post # 5
They do give you a decent amount of directions usually. Like sit here, look that way. Mostly you just have to try and relax into it and they will help to make you look your best! During the wedding itself, they will just take the pictures and you don’t have to pose. When we did our portraits with us and our families, he got us all together and told us where to look and to smile and everything. I’m not a photo person at all and I love how my pictures look!
And yes it was a little awkward at the engagement shoot but it helped us to relax more at the wedding.
Post # 6
We had our engagement photos taken last weekend. It was fun, but it was a little weird being told to “act natural” while two photographers were snapping away. Our photographer was great about directing us and I can’t wait to see the pictures!
Post # 7
the mister and i took portraits not too long ago. the photog [who is a friend of mine] did a little of both, he’d instruct us on how to stand, pose and where to look and also just shot as we did whatever. he is also big on showing you how he wants you to pose. which always results in laughs.
it is a little weird in the beginning but after a few shots, you get into it and forget that there are other people wandering around.
Post # 8
I’ve just had e-photos so far…I imagine it can be awkward depending on your photographer. Mine gave us LOTS of direction at first, because Fiance doesn’t like having his photo taken and didn’t know what to do. As we warmed up, she gave less and less direction. If you’re into it and you’re having a fun time with Fiance, I think they’d give less direction because you’re already being cute with each other. But yes initially she was like “do this, do that, put your hand here, look at me, look at him.”