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Don't like having your photo taken? Here's my top tips to put you at ease for your big day

A wedding day can be full of things to think about, making sure everything goes right. One worry could be posing for the camera. Believe it or not, I'm with you. I don't like having my photo taken. It is a genuine and common concern for brides and grooms and I feel ya. So here's my top tips on staying at ease on your big day.

1. Be you - Natural wins every time. You'll be looking mega and on cloud 9 on the happiest day of your life celebrating your love for one another with your nearest and dearest. My approach as a photographer is to document what is going on and not to stage it. A good photo shows truth and honesty and you being you makes just that.


2 . I'm just a guy - I am just a smiley friendly guy just think of me as your mate. As I've already said I don't particularly like having my photo taken either so I know how you feel. All that said, on my wedding day, I was just so in the moment and having a great time that I didn't even notice my picture being taken. From my experience, all clients my with any concerns always feel the same when the time comes and any camera shyness disappears and we have an absolute hoot making great photos.

3. Your photographer isn't looking at you- Well, not strictly true but they are concentrating on making a good photo. They are thinking about the light, the angles, the ISO (the cameras light sensitivity...you don't need to worry about that). When you are posing, natural is better and making the most of your surroundings is what I thrive on and what I believe helps tell the story of your day. Of course, if I can give some direction then I will. Another belief of mine is that often the best photos are the ones taken when the you're not aware. Those candid moments. These are what make up the majority of your day and generally speaking the couples shots are really only a small part of the day albeit a special part which gives you mantlepiece memories for years to come.

So there you have it. Some of my top tips to put you at ease in front of the camera. If you share this concern then I hope this helps and if you want a chat to get to know me more I'm here.

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