Do not pose in front of the camera. I'm horribly embarrassed and feel pretty ridiculous. And I know I'm not the only one. If you are like me, you are in good hands. The hands of my friend and brilliant wedding photographer, Veronica Hansen , who today gives us some tricks to be the most authentic, romantic, bohemian and beautiful brides in the world. I guess you want to be one of them, right? I'll leave you with her... Hi Mireia! Thanks for inviting me to share some tips today! :-D Hope I can help! When I have a couple session and I see that the couple are nervous and uncomfortable in front of the camera, I empathize a lot. I think that, with the exception of George Clooney, no one feels natural with a lens pointed at their face and a photographer asking them, "now......get rommmmmmantic!" It's very strange, really. But with that said, I'm a big advocate of people taking photos with their significant other. And I'm not saying this just to pay for a house on the Costa Brava! ;-) Seriously, I think there is nothing more beautiful than celebrating through photography how much you love another person. When I see the emotion and chemistry that exists between a couple, and then manage to transform these candid moments into artistic photos, I am the happiest photographer in the world. They are completely personalized memories of your relationship that you will have forever. In my experience working with couples, I give you these three super tips to get great photos :
- Let go : I understand that it is strange that a person looks at you while you cuddle for hours. But if you put aside your embarrassment for a day, much more natural and romantic photos will come out. Think that it only seems strange to you in your head . For the photographer and for the public, it is the most beautiful thing in the world to see you happy and in love.
- Ask your photographer for advice on how to pose your body : there are posing rules that seem very strange when you do them, but thanks to them the body and the face look much better in the photos. For example, I always hate photos where my arms are squashed against my body because I look like 'Veronica la Jamonera.' Talk to your photographer about how to position your body and face in the way that works best for you.
- Dress and makeup : Before choosing the outfits for the shoot, I always advise my clients to think that they will be looking at these photos for many years to come. Therefore, avoid clothes that are too modern , and opt for classic and elegant clothes. The best thing is to choose a dress that every time you put it on you think: "My goodness, I'm gorgeous!" And when it comes to makeup, you will always need to wear a little more than you think . The camera is a bit like theater: it needs more exaggeration. I always advise that you hire a professional to do your makeup and hair. Granted, it will cost you more money, but you will have more confidence throughout the session, and this is priceless.