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5 Tips For Feeling Comfortable In Front Of The Camera On Your Wedding Day!

Are you concerned about having your picture taken on your wedding day or
not looking good in your pictures? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! The good
news is that you don’t need to be a model to look amazing in your pictures. If
you follow these 5 simple tips, you’re guaranteed to feel more comfortable
with pictures on your wedding day!

A bride wearing a long veil smiles at the camera during her Pasadena City hall wedding.
#1 Choose a photographer who you feel comfortable being around.
If you’re not comfortable with your photographer, then you definitely won’t
be comfortable when they’re taking your picture! So it’s important to choose a
photographer that you feel at ease with and comfortable being around. If you
feel that the photographer doesn’t “get” you at all or is more interested in your
money than in you, then you might want to listen to your gut and keep

#2 Do an engagement session with your photographer a month or two
before your wedding.
Doing an engagement session before the wedding will give you a chance to
“break the ice” and get comfortable with having your picture taken. It’s a great
way to get to know each other better and it also takes the mystery out of a
photo session. You get to experience how your photographer operates and
your photographer gets a better understanding of how to photograph you on
your wedding day. I recommend doing your e-session 1-2 months before your
wedding date so the experience is still fresh in your mind on your wedding

A flowergirl and ring bearer pose for a picture at a Pasadena City Hall Wedding.
#3 Hire an experienced professional.
This one might seem obvious, but experience does matter. When you trust
that your photographer knows what he’s doing and can guide and direct you
through the session, you can breathe a sigh of relief and focus more on being
present in the moment with your fiancé.

Bride's veil blows towards the camera.

#4 Don’t worry!
Studies have shown that 85% of what people worry about never happens!
Worrying never makes a situation better or the worrier feel better. I know
because I’m a worrier by nature. It took me many years to realize that all
worrying does is stress me out and sometimes even attract the negative things
I’m worrying about to me. Instead of worrying, close your eyes and visualize
how you want to feel while having your picture taken.

Romantic bride and groom portrait that their cicada restaurant wedding in downtown LA.
#5 Don’t be afraid to be yourself.
The best pictures happen when my Brides and Grooms have loosened up a bit
and gotten comfortable. This is when their personalities and relationship
start to shine through! Wedding photography isn’t about stiff, emotionless
poses. It’s about celebrating who you are as a couple. Whether you’re playful,
silly, or romantic, don’t be afraid to express yourself. Your images will feel
more authentic and meaningful when you express who you are!

SPECIAL BONUS!! You can download a handy INFOGRAPHIC PDF of this guide by right-clicking HERE!

Thanks for reading this guide! I hope it helps on your wedding planning journey!

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