Pro Tips On How To Pose For Your Engagement Photos
Posing in front of a camera can feel awkward, but it doesn’t have to be.
So you just booked your wedding photographer! You love your wedding photographer and your engagement session is just around the corner. You may have some questions as to how to pose, should you pose? I mean, maybe you have never been in front of a pro camera before. First off, you aren’t alone. Even I feel a bit funny in the tummy at first when I step in front of a camera, that’s completely normal and cool. After all, you maybe meeting your photographer for the very first time.
When a couple books me for an engagement shoot, I send them how to links and tips on how to prepare for their engagement photo’s. Prep is key to having both a wonderful experience and beautiful photos. Let’s move on to how things should unfold in terms of posing.
- Let’s get to know each other. I start every shoot by talking first about where you would like to start, I also make my recommendations too, we keep the conversation light and I will answer any questions you may have. My clients always wonder how to start. That very first click I’m usually testing my settings and light, so you can relax and chat to each other naturally. Remember, if I have any recommendations as to what you should be doing, I will be directing you.
- If you are feeling uncomfortable, then I will recommend another place or movement that will take your mind off of the fact that you are being photographed. Your location is key also, being in a place that you love or that is totally you, will make you feel more at ease.
- I offer direction to my clients and always tell them to have fun. That may not seem easy to some people, and that is perfect fine and normal. I will often show my clients via a demo on what would work.
- Try not to over think things. By Improvising, I most often capture the best photos. It’s because you are totally just being yourself. That’s what your engagement session should be about. It’s about finding your happy place with your partner and letting things unfold as naturally as possible.
- I really want you to feel beautiful in front of my camera! You are aloud to feel pretty darn good about yourself! After all, you probably had your hair and or makeup professionally done for your shoot. You are wearing some clothes you feel great in. So you are aloud and should feel gorgeous! I really think that’s wonderful!
- If there are any things you are self conscious about, just give me a head’s up. I can give you tips on how to minimize things, and I can also keep that in mind while shooting. I can always adjust my angle.
- Keep on smiling. Just relax and have fun with it. I will say a few funny things to make you laugh, or maybe what I say is just plan silly, but you laugh anyway :). That’s all that matters, is that you are laughing..
- Take a break. Taking a bit of a break is sometimes all you need half way through a shoot. Sometimes walking to another location, or having a drink or a quick bite to eat will offer a pick me up and freshen things up.
- Trusting and choosing the right photographer for you. Finding a photographer that you can relate to is key to a successful connection and relationship going forward. Connection is key, you will feel much more relaxed and at ease if you are liking your photographer. How do you get to know your photographer? Check out their blog, or their social media accounts can often give you clues as to how they are as a person.
- Just Own It! Own who you are, own your beauty, own your shoot!
If you have any questions at all, you can always reach out to me, I’d be happy to meet up for a coffee and chat. firstname.lastname@example.org