It can be daunting when you realise that on your wedding day, all attention will be focused on you. Especially when you remember that there will also be a camera on you for most of the time. A lot of people have never had a professional photo shoot before so don’t know what to expect from their wedding photography.

Here are a few tips to help you think about posing on one of the most special days in your life.

1. At the very beginning, talk to your photographer to establish the kind of photographs you want. Look through their work and tell them what you like and what you don’t like. If you don’t like having your photo taken then don’t ask for lots of group photos. Maybe opt for one whole group – space allowing – and photos with parents, then the guests can be captured mingling and chatting.

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2. If you want reportage photos then try to act naturally and ignore the camera, especially if you don’t like having your photograph taken. If you notice the camera pointing at you then try to ignore it because you’ll be more relaxed and that will show on the photos.

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3. When you are being posed, tell the photographer if you’re not comfortable with a pose. If you feel uncomfortable then you’ll look uncomfortable on the photo. The photographer should then be able to move you into a pose that you’re happier with.

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4. Have a pre-wedding photo shoot with your photographer so you know what to expect and what kind of poses you like. This also helps to build up a rapport with your photographer which means that everyone is more relaxed.

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5. If you’ve found the right photographer then don’t worry! Relax and enjoy your day. The right photographer should make it easy for you if they’ve taken the time to get to know what kind of photographs you’d like and what type of poses you’re happy with.

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Just remember that it’s your special day. Take time to look around and absorb what’s going on around you. If you’re natural then your photographs will be natural.

Author: Gillian. Gillian Cross Photography