Most people not only use their engagement session photos for their save the date, to include in their invitations and as décor on their wedding day, they will also print out the photos to hang around the house as a reminder of that special time. Bottom line: you will see these photos for the rest of your life. So it’s important that you are happy with how they turn out, including how you look in the photos!
Even though we snap photos left and right thanks to the technology of smartphones, many couples freeze up as soon as they are the focus of the photo shoot. By learning how to pose properly, you can not only feel more comfortable in front of the camera, but also be proud of the results.
Choose A Comfortable Pose
During your photo session, the photographer will do the best to make you comfortable. This likely will be your first professional photo shoot and it’s very likely that you’ll be nervous. We always like to say that it takes a good 20 minutes for you to lose the nerves when your session begins. Your photographer will guide and direct you into natural poses that won’t even seem like it’s a weird thing to do at all. Be sure to tell your photographer if you’re not comfortable posing in a certain way. Your photographer will never want to make you do something you would normally never do.
This sounds like a no brainer, but the best photos are usually the most genuine. When posing with your partner, forget about the camera for a minute. Walk and talk like you are alone. The photos that will come from this will likely be your favorites!
Work With Your Photographer
There are subtle things about a photo that can make a huge difference. For instance, a stray piece of hair can take a photo from perfect to so-so. Talk to your photographer before you start to shoot and ask him or her to be your eyes. Because you can’t see yourself when you’re posing, rely on your photographer to help you find that perfect pose.
Have Good Posture
This is not only good in real life, but it shows in photographs as well! Try not to slump if you are sitting during a photo. When standing, make sure you stand straight to help elongate yourself.
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