How to Look Confident in your Wedding Photography
I’d say a good 50% of my clients ‘hate having their photos taken’ and it’s always the same reason. They hate the idea of being expected to strike the most elegant and gorgeous pose at the click of a shutter. They simply have no idea how to do it, why would they? Don’t stress though, the vast amount of wedding photos are documentary now anyway… so there’s no posing needed for most of the day. But you’re probably still going to look confident in your wedding photos when it comes to those all important couple shots.
A lot of couples don’t realise how different they’ll feel on their big day. It’s not like you’re not expecting to have your photo taken. You’ll be in one of the best moods you’ve ever had! You’ve also spent the morning getting all done up to look your very best… so if you’re going to get your photo taken there isn’t a better time!
Don’t look at the camera unless you’re asked to
It can be daunting when you’re looking down the barrel of a lens, pretend it’s not there, look into your new husband/wives eyes.
Hands are a big give away of confidence
Don’t just let your hand flop down by your side. This isn’t how you would naturally stand. Do something with them. Hold your flowers, partners hand, hand on hip, glass of champagne, tuck your hand ever so slightly behind your dress, basically do something with your hands.
It’s all in your eyes
Standing wide eyed staring at the camera isn’t going to help. Have a little google for celebs on the red carpet, 99.9% of them will not be wide eyed, instead they ‘smile’ with their eyes. They bring up they bottom eye lid slightly. It’s commonly called Squinching (first named by photographer Peter Hurley). It vastly improves the appearance of confidence. Out of all of these tips this is the top way to look confident in your wedding photos
Put your weight on one foot
If you’re standing still then place most of your weight of the leg facing the camera.
If your conscious of your body shape
I’m certainly not here to judge anyone but if that’s what’s holding you back from looking your best then don’t face the camera straight on.
Don’t stop your face from showing emotion
If your new husband/wife says something funny, then laugh. Ok not everyone looks great laughing their head off but the moment after you laugh is almost always a brilliant example of the natural you.
Get close to the person you’ve just married
It sounds obvious but if you’re both feeling the awk’s then you may just both end up standing there about a foot away from each other staring at the camera like you’re about to be run over.