Hello, I'm Liz from Coach House Pictures and am so excited to be guest blogging today for the sweetest newly wed I know :) Today I am sharing a few photo tricks ( from a photographers perspective) on how to create and help your photographer capture the most authentically memorable wedding photographs that you will be happy to revisit long after you pronounce I Do! Let's get started, shall we?
Photo Tip #1: Build a relationship with your photographer. This is probably the most important thing you can do soon after you book your photographer (in my opinion). Building a relationship with your photographer not only builds communication and trust but also an understanding that he/she will do everything to make sure it comes true. Establishing a good relationship with your photographer will also make them feel like a friend on your big day rather than hired help.
Photo Tip #2: Don't hold back! On emotions that is! Capturing raw emotion is a beautiful thing and it's what your day is all about. Being i the presence of such heartfelt and authentic moments is what we as photographers strive to capture ( no faking it here ) and you'll be amazed and happy that we did! So dance like no ones watching and wear waterproof mascara (if you are the water works type).
Photo Tip #3: Pretend like the cameras not there! Although this may be hard for some to do, some of the most natural and authentic moments happen when you and your groom are not looking (or don't notice) your photographer is around. And trust me when I say that as a photographer these are the shots that my couples really love the most.
Photo Tip #4: Strike a pose! Search your favorite wedding mags and blogs to find poses that you love! Then (kindly) ask your photographer to help you recreate some of them! Nothing excites me more than when couples have a few poses they want to incorporate into there day. Wether your poses are a bit playful or show attitude, it's your day and you get to rock it out anyway you want!
Photo Tip #5: Your day is in the details! Give your photographer beautiful eye candy (besides you of course) to photograph. Details help your photographer to shape a visual voice to the story of your day. At the end of the day your photographs are all you have to help you recreate your memorable day!