(Closed) So nervous about wedding photography…

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

If you havent already, I would find a photographer who likes to take natural candid shots and that makes you feel at ease. Talk to him/her and explain your predicament, she may have some solutions. Who knows, maybe shell offer to do a few potraits to put your mind at ease. You can also have her do your engagement shoot and see how those come out.

Post # 4
2089 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I agree with @leecy87:  The key is getting a photographer that takes all the natural shots. They capture real moments and there’s no need to worry about posing!

Post # 5
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh my god, “Awkward” is my middle name.  People tell me I’m pretty and I don’t believe them because THERE IS NO PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF.  So I feel ya.

For me, I’ve found it’s 100X better if I can be doing something and get more candid pics, like PP suggested.  So in my engagement photos I’m looking adoringly at my Fiance, or talking, or looking away at something – anything but looking straight at the camera!  A good photographer will be happy to take 5 minutes in the beginning to give you some pointers, develop a rapport and learn how she/he can set you at ease.  And it’s dorky but: have your fiance (or friends) take a camera when you’re hanging out and practice a few poses until they look natural.  Even if you never actually use those poses, just having done some “practice” will put your mind at ease and help you tons. 🙂

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