It’s essential that you chat with your photographer just before the wedding day to tell them what kind of poses you like and what you don’t like. Discuss whether you’d like more natural, ‘fly-on-the-wall” photos or whether you’d like a lot of posed shots.
When you are being put into a pose, tell your photographer if you feel uncomfortable. If you are, then you’ll look uncomfortable on the photo. The photographer should then be able to move you into a pose that you’re happier with.
If you can, arrange a pre-wedding photo shoot with your photographer so that you can all practise which poses you like. I look for things like whether you prefer me to use the tripod so that you look at me rather than at the camera. This is especially important if you don’t like having your photo taken. It’s easier to be relaxed and smile at a face rather than at a camera.
Written by Gillian Cross at Gillian Cross Photography