Top Tips for Beautiful Photographs
From Shan Fisher, Shan’s Photography
What advice would you have for couple’s on the wedding photographer hunt?
Firstly, they should decide on the style of photography they’d like for their wedding and then find a photographer that they really like in that style. Remember there are lots of different types of photographers out there, so have a good look round – some photographers can take really good photos, but their style might not be your cup of tea. Once you’ve found a photographer you like, try and book an engagement session with them – this will give you a good idea of what they’re like to work with. They’re going to be with you for virtually your entire wedding day, so you should get on with them really well and feel comfortable in front of the camera. Also, try and see a full wedding album to see if you like how they’ll tell the ‘story’ of your wedding day instead of a few selected photos on their website.
And remember these points….
1. When you sitting down for photographs, think about sitting elegantly on the edge of the chair, and tuck one foot gently in behind the other.
2. Great photographs are not just about looking into the camera – look at each other (couple), look off into the distance, smile at friends nearby.
3. Focus your eyes just slightly above the camera lens, move your face forward a bit, and tip down your chin.
4. Put your tongue behind your teeth and smile, which will relax your face.
5. Keep your arms by your side—but not glued there. To look natural, they should be a little away from your body.
6. Practice the classic model pose: Turn your body three quarters of the way toward the camera, with one foot in front of the other and one shoulder closer to the photographer. When you face forward, your body tends to look wider.