You know that sinking feeling you get when you're about to do something that makes you extremely uncomfortable. It is the feeling most of us get when we step in front of a camera. Trust me. I get it. It is exactly how I feel when some one else is taking my picture.
But have no fear future brides and grooms! I am going to give you 3 tips (why 3? I have no idea?) to help you have a wonderful experience with your wedding photographer. Whether its your wedding photos, engagement session or a family shoot it is paramount that you feel comfortable in front of the camera. This is by no means an exhaustive list of must do's on your wedding day. These are just a few things to help you get the most from your wedding photographer. So with out further adieu, here are 3 easy tips for getting the best wedding photos:
1. Trust Your Photographer
You did all the research and you found the best Los Angeles wedding photographer. You liked their style and how your personalities clicked when you met. On the day of the wedding it is your photographer's job to take the reigns while you enjoy the best day of your life. The minute your photographer walks through that door, you should feel relieved.
While you're out shooting the romantic photos your photographer will direct and guide you through the entire process. They will talk to you, and pose you so that you get the best wedding photos. If something doesn't look right, they will change it so it photographs well. Rest assured that you're in good hands. After all, you hired a pro!
2. Be Confident
I can't stress this enough. We are told our entire lives to be humble. Be modest. Fine. But this is your wedding day. And guess what, you look amazing while marrying the love of your life. Why shouldn't you feel confident and proud?
Having confidence takes your wedding photos to a whole new level of awesomeness. There isn't anything to be shy about. Go out their and flaunt your stuff. Work it.
I feel like some people just need permission to feel beautiful.
So here it is. I am hereby giving you the excuse to feel beautiful, handsome and gorgeous on your wedding day. You're welcome :)
3. Have Fun
Ok. You know you're photographer has your back. You're feeling confident. You're marrying your best friend: now have a freaking blast. This is your time to shine and let loose!
I recently shot this wedding where the bride was having the best time and it really showed in the final wedding album. From the bridal portraits to the final photo with a beautiful California sunset, this bride was having an absolute blast. Her and her husband did their wedding their way and made sure to inject their personalities into all the wedding details. There is no rule book on this so do it your way and make it fun
I know this list didn't cover everything. Think of it more like an appetizer to get you started. Here in Los Angeles weddings are a pretty big deal and as your planning it is easy to start feeling overwhelmed. Just know that your trusted wedding photographer is here for you!
If you have anything you feel I just add to future lists please comment below!