Wedding photographer extraordinaire Rebecca Arthurs shared her tips a couple of weeks ago for how to look photogenic in your wedding pics. She’s back again, this time with advice for how to pretend the camera isn’t even there.
Connect with your photographer. This is one of the most important things you can do to feel relaxed while taking photos. You’ll be spending a large part of your wedding day with them, so working with someone you actually like behind the camera is important.
Take a walk. When I have a bride and groom alone, I like to focus on natural posing and will often ask them to walk together or interact in small ways. If you can pretend like the camera isn’t there, you’ll be able to relax for more intimate and unforced photos.
And the most flattering pose is… I encourage my brides and grooms to always to touching in some way—holding hands, hugging, something with at least one point of contact is what will create the most natural pose. Often the arms and appendages are what look the most stiff and awkward, so I’ll direct the groom to place his hand in his pocket or have the bride hold something and move in a natural way. Legs look best when they are not locked so I tell them to rest more weight on one leg and relax the body frame.
Focus on the fun. I remind all my brides and grooms that their objective should be to have fun together. If we accomplish that, then I’m positive they will love the photos.