I hate having my photograph taken, I look rubbish in photos, I have a million and one chins, I look huge in photos.
Some of the most common things I hear in the lead up to a wedding day.
I totally get you, I am not a fan on being on the other side of the camera. On the plus side your not on your own…but the diffference this time is I want you to feel absolutely amazing during your shoot or on your wedding day.
So when I hear these reasons for being anxious about your engagement session or wedding day, I like to work with my couples, to give advice, pointers, and try and bring out the best of them so they are relaxed when in front of my camera. That’s when you get the best photographs.
One of my recent brides, Charley, contacted me a couple of weeks before her wedding day. She wanted to speak with me on the phone about something. We chatted and she told me she was not photogenic and was really worried about having her picture taken. I thought, and I am sure you will agree, looked amazing! She kindly has shared some words of her experience.
“It was very important to me to find the right person to do our photography, I don’t enjoy having my picture taken at all, and I knew I needed to find someone who I felt comfortable with, as just the thought of having a stranger in my house on my wedding morning taking snaps of me, made me feel nervous! We also wanted somebody who’s pictures were very natural looking and not staged or cheesy. We spent the best part of half a year speaking to different photographers and trying to make our minds up when my husband came across Charlotte’s website, and we both fell in love with her pictures.
As soon as we met Charlotte we knew that we wanted to have her as our photographer. She completely understood everything that we wanted from our pictures and explained that her style was very unobtrusive and that she would most definitely not be asking up to do embarrassing poses! I spoke to her about how anxious I was feeling about having my photo taken all day and she reassured me that it was normal to feel like that but that she would help to make me feel more relaxed, and we arranged to do a photo shoot before the big day.
I would definitely recommend an engagement shoot to any nervous brides, although it didn’t feel natural at first, by the end of it we had forgotten Charlotte was even taking pictures of us! It was good practice to help us relax in front of the camera before our wedding day, and I felt so comfortable with Charlotte I was able to talk to her openly about all of my concerns, and she seems to have a solution for everything!
On the wedding day Charlotte was amazing, she was so professional and managed to keep everyone calm- even me! Lots of my guests commented on how discreet she was and at no point did she ask anybody to do any embarrassing posing! We feel extremely grateful to have had Charlotte there on our special day, she captured it perfectly for us and we couldn’t have wished for a better wedding photographer.”
I will be introducing a series very soon on this very thing! Subscribe to my Youtube Channel to keep posted. If you have any concerns or questions about having your picture taken, please comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to help as I think every bride should be looking forward to her day. I would hate for you to worry especially about having your photograph taken. I look forward to hearing from you.
Much love, Charlotte
PS – See the rest of their wedding HERE