How to Pose Naturally for Your Engagement and Wedding Photos:
I know I am always nervous about being in front of the camera. I have a million thoughts running thru my head and I am always thinking how does my hair look or is my expression okay. Well, one reason to choose a photographer that you connect with is because the more comfortable you feel with the person behind the camera the more natural and relaxed you will be. I know that I didn’t necessarily “like” my wedding photographer. He was abrasive and made me tense. He was excellent- he knew his camera, had excellent lighting and equipment, but he wasn’t the best at giving direction and posing. He did little to make us feel comfortable. I know how important this is from wedding day experience. Use your engagement session to get to know your photographer and how she works. The first 20 minutes will be awkward! It takes about that long to loosen up and feel natural in front of the camera and get the hang of posing. I am assuming most engaged couples are not professional models and this may be the first time you have worked with a professional photographer. I will guide you thru the poses and loosely help you get those authentic reactions and relaxed expressions that will look like you! I always show you how to pose and will tell you ” turn your head slightly left and look down and smile” ” Groom, give her a light kiss on her temple.” I know this seems super specific, but you will not be left wondering “what do I do?” or “Where do I look.” And, by the day of your wedding you will be thinking “I’ve got this.” You will probably be able to anticipate some of the things I will ask you to do:)
Julie is a professional wedding photographer currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Julie loves being an Athens, Georgia wedding Photographer, but is also available for newborn and engagement photography. Julie’s photographic style is pure, modern, and chic. Julie makes sure that both wedding and engagement photos are fun for the couple.
Julie Evans is an award-winning, on-location, natural light photographer specializing in modern wedding photography She serves the Atlanta area to include: Atlanta, Athens, Suwanee, Buford, Gainesville, Cumming, Flowery Branch, Dacula, Roswell, Marietta, East Cobb, Lawrenceville and Jonh’s Creek.
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