You’re not alone! Most people have never been photographed professionally and it can feel overwhelming. I’m not lying when I tell you that about 95% of couples tell me that they’re not confident in front of a camera. What I can promise you is that, on your actual wedding day, you’ll have so much going on that being nervous about being photographed will be the last thing on your mind.
For much of the day, you won’t even know that you’re being photographed as I’ll be taking candid shots. You just do you and I’ll take care of the rest!
When it comes time for the formal group photos, I’ll tell everyone exactly where to stand, which way to lean, where to look and what to do with their hands.
While I will pose you for your portraits, my approach to this is a little more relaxed than a lot of photographers. I prefer to gently stage the scene by telling you where to stand (or sit, or walk…or run!) and then I let the organic moments happen. I’ll certainly let you know if a hand should be moved or if I want you to look in a certain direction, but generally speaking, I find the most authentic portraits happen when I let a couple have a moment to be themselves.