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How Pro Wedding Photographers Put Their Clients at Ease in Front of Camera

by Alan Maudie Photography Photographer

How often do you hear the words, “I am so uncomfortable in front of the camera,”? And let’s be frank, some clients might be completely uncomfortable and might not like being photographed.

Professional Canmore wedding photographers must have the ability to turn those uncomfortable, un-photogenic feelings around. It is incredible how much can change when your clients go from feeling awkward and nervous to smiling and enjoying themselves. Here are a few tips that you must take into account in order to make your clients feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Before the Session:
• Communicate these things in advance: How long the photo session will be, where it’ll be and how exhilarated you’re to see your clients, hang out and create stunning pictures for them.

• Send them to a blog post you have created regarding what they can anticipate for their pre-wedding session.

• Email your clients a questionnaire to get to know them better. Find out what they like to do, where they like to go on a vacation and what they love about each other. You can use this precious information when shooting their wedding.

Day Of The Session:
Before start taking pictures, offer them a brief intro regarding what to anticipate for the next 1-2 hours. Let them know you comprehend it may feel a little funny at the starting, but after 5 minutes, they will feel like celebrities. Quickly explain how you take pictures. Let them know if they don’t need to be looking at the camera every second you’re pointing in their direction.

During The Session:
• Create a comfortable ambiance that feels more like you’re all just hanging out vs. a feeling of “it is time to take images!”

• Give your clients topics to discuss while you’re posing. They could talk anything like: what they’re doing this weekend, where they’re going on their next vacation, etc.

• Give them stuff to do! They might begin to stiffen up if they sit in the same position for hours. Have them move around, retune the shot and have them get back into the pose once more. Not just will this make them relaxed, but it’ll create some variations in terms of posing that feels more natural to the couples.

• Complement your clients! Not only on how beautiful they appear, or how much you like what they’re wearing, but praise them as individuals and a couple. If they’re doing something cute or silly or sweet, tell them! Stay stuff like, “you guys are so beautiful together!”

Some clients feel they are not photogenic because of insecurities regarding their weight, blemishes, a birthmark, etc. As a professional wedding photographer, it is your responsibility to know how to shoot them in the most flattering way.

This article is was written for Alan Maudie Photography – a leading Canmore based wedding photographer.


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