(Closed) Need Help: Obtaining the Au Natural look for the camera……

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

First of all, share your concerns with your photographer. Tell her exactly what your thinking, what you love, and your concern for getting them… Both those pictures are actually quite posed πŸ™‚ I’m sure the photographer put them like that. Be yourselves, don’t focus on the camera.. trust me, ALL my brides complain that they’re not photogenic like everyone else I feature. Funny thing is, it’s so cyclical. The same ones that say they’re not photogenic wind up being the couple the next one says they are not as photogenic as.

You hired a pro (and a good one at that!) This is my fave pro quote

“When you hire a pro, you’re not just hiring a person with a more expensive camera than your Uncle. You’re hiring someone who knows how to make you look awesome, using an artistic eye, an ability to put the subject at ease, and the technical skill to give you a riveting image that everyone will notice. You’re hiring someone who can take your vision of yourself (or of the subject you want shot), and mold it into something eye-catching, truthful, and new. “

Post # 5
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ya, most likely she told them to stand under there like that πŸ™‚ She may not have, but if you’re concerned she can totally help y’all achieve the same look. Half the times when people are laughing and doing something “really cute looking” there’s something completely different being said or going on πŸ™‚

Post # 6
102 posts
Blushing bee

jackie-o, those are editorials… aka “scripted candids”.. those are some of the ways to boost portfolio and to showcase a photographer’s creativeness when shooting portraits..

KLP2010 is right. Talk to your photographer about your concerns. I am sure she will be able to get you guys do something to make you more comfortable. -Ian

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

also, a piece of advice I recieved, was that your wedding isn’t the only time you can utilize a ‘must have’ shot list – I have a folder of engagement shots that I’ve loved (mostly from here on WB, haha), and plan to show them to my photographer to give her a feel for some of the shots that we’d like to get.

Post # 9
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think the most important thing to do is RELAX!  Find out ahead of time if your photographer will help to “pose” you or if she will do like mine and just say “Ok, I’m going to just let you sit there and do whatever feels natural”.  Let me tell you- while that was a very weird and very awkward thing to do at first, some of our best photos were the ones that weren’t posed.  If you and your Fiance feel more comfortable having someone direct you, then tell your photog this in advance- say, “We are not comfortable/used to being models- it would be very helpful if you could give us some direction at first.”  I think you will relax as you get into it. πŸ™‚  Our pics definitely were better towards the end. 

I think there’s a lot of pressure nowadays to have engagment pictures that look like they should be in a fashion magazine.  I know I felt a lot of pressure to have my pictures look like that and I was kind of let down when I didn’t live up to my own expectations.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my photos, especially now that it’s been a few months, but I think it’s better to go into it with a little bit more relaxed mindset. 

You and your Fiance are adorable- now, go take some cute pictures and come back here when you get them back and post them up so that we can all see them! πŸ™‚


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