Yes, I see you. You take a shit photograph. You never look good in photos. There are no nice photos of you as a couple. You always look awkward in photos. FEAR NOT!
If you hate having your photo taken and you feel uncomfortable at the thought of it, this is EXACTLY why you should hire a professional photographer. Trust me, I have enough shitty photos of myself to know that snaps from your friends and family do not show you in the same light as a proper photographer should be able to show you.
Wedding photos can be fun
It is quite literally my job to make you feel comfortable and relaxed and because of that you can actually just enjoy being in the moment. This is what makes for great photos. You don’t have to worry about getting a good photo because that’s what I’m there to do. I’ll always be looking for the best light, the best angles, the way to add the best story to your photos. All you have to do is relax and enjoy yourselves.
Choose a wedding photographer that gets you
The sure-fire way to awkwardness is to hang out with someone you don’t feel comfortable with. If you don’t feel at ease with your photographer and they make you feel on edge or you just don’t connect with them it’s definitely not going to help you. That’s why I’m always so keen to meet my couples first, either online or in person. Even for my family shoots it’s nice to chat first and get to know some more about you.
The one thing I can’t solve
What I can’t do is give you a load of self-esteem. I can be relaxed and happy and full of joyful vibes but if you have shitty self-esteem and truly dislike the way you look then I’m not a miracle worker. If you’d really love to feel good about yourself but actually have some real issues about how you look then you need to be be honest and open with me. I really do value making people feel great so I’m always up for working with people who’d like to take that next step but I’d really want to talk to you first and find out what would really make you feel great and to be honest you might need to take other steps first before you embrace your photos.
A pre-wedding shoot really helps
I always feel a bit ‘salesy’ when I say this but if you’re dreading your wedding day photos I can promise you that doing a couple shoot beforehand makes a big difference. It gives you the confidence that you already have some lovely photos in the bag before your day, and helps you realise it’s not that scary. And believe me, your pre-wedding shoot is way more intense than your wedding day photos! Nearly every couple who books one says to me “I’m so glad we did that, we feel so much more relaxed now!”