If being in front of any type of camera makes you a little nervous, you’re probably feeling a little worried about your wedding day.
Know that it’s completely normal to feel a little nervous about having your photo taken the entire day but there are a few things that you can do to make the experience more relaxing.
How to feel more confident & relaxed for your wedding photos
Schedule an engagement shoot
There’s nothing like a little practice to make you feel more confident on your wedding day, and an engagement shoot is the perfect way to get some practice in beforehand. It also gives you the chance to get to know your photographer. Ask me about how to receive a bonus engagement shoot with Empire Art Photography
Ask for tips
Your photographer is the best person to speak to about any fears and concerns that you may have about having your photo taken. They’ve photographed weddings countless times and will be able to give you the best tips and advice so that you feel more relaxed on the day. Remember, they’re there to make you look and feel your best.
Angles are everything
How you position your body and your arms will make an instant difference to your photos. Twisting your body slightly can give you a slimmer waist while leaning on your back leg will give you beautiful curves. Again, ask your photographer for advice or turn to the red carpet for inspiration from your favorite celebs.
It’s all in your head
It may sound simple but the more confident and positive your thoughts are, the more confident you will feel and act on the day. Adopt a “fake it till you make it” attitude to take better photos.
Forget your photographer is even there
You’ll automatically be more nervous when you keep thinking about someone standing there with a camera. The key is to enjoy your day and focus on taking everything in instead of on the fact that there’s a photographer present. Professional photographers take more of a subtle approach so this won’t be difficult.
Remember to trust your photographer
Lastly, trusting your photographer is key to feeling more relaxed and confident on your wedding day. Remember that making you look good is in their best interest as well as yours.