Post # 1
Our engagement shoot is a just a couple weeks away and I’m starting to get nervous. Our photographer is fantastic and I am sure she will do a great job of making us feel comfortable, but I know there will be a lot of other people around watching us too simply because we’ll be in a busy area of San Francisco. The idea that strangers will see our engagement shoot makes me feel really uncomfortable. We will be facing this same issue during our wedding shoot. Changing the location isn’t an option – Fiance LOVES the location because it’s a very sentimental place to us.
Does anyone have any tips on how to make oneself comfortable during engagement and wedding shoots, particularly when the shoots are in somewhat crowded areas?
Post # 3
Have a few drinks before 😉
Fiance is a little awkward in front of cameras, so we had a couple of cocktails before our E-pics and our pictures look very natural, and we look very happy.
Don’t get sloshed, though! 😀
Post # 4
@LizLemon: That didn’t even occur to me. That is a really good idea! I think a drink or two (but like you said, not too many!) before we get started is probably just what I need to loosen up… thanks!
Post # 5
@LizLemon: Ha i think thats a great idea also.
We are talking our pictures next week, and im freaking out also. goodluck with the pictures!!
Post # 6
Pay attention to each other and not the crowd. It’s all about your own interaction. Be careful with the drinking, that can really backfire on you. Try not to overthink it, you’ll be fine.
Post # 7
Eat well, sleep well, and breathe. Concentrate on each other and what you love about where you are walking around the city (or at your wedding, where you are in the venue or who you are with). Talk about your memories in these places as you pass them by. Focus on those details, your senses, the colors and textures around you that help you to remember. Once you focus there, all the nonsense of who might be looking at you dissolves away. Besides, most people will be too into their own busy days to bother save for a passing glance. Your “job” for your e-pics is to give your love and attention to your Fiance as his is to give his love and attention to you. So. Focus on each other.
Post # 8
Focus on each other and think of fun and funny things for maximum unforced happiness and laughter. Your photographer will direct you appropriately, too. You can practice in the mirror ahead of time to know what smiles and angles look good on you, so that those poses become natural — but, like I said — trsut your photographer. 🙂