How to feel confident in your wedding photos and videos – even when you’re camera shy!

Your wedding is fast approaching and you want to feel confident in your wedding photos and videos. Are you the type of person who is shy as soon as someone pulls out their camera? Are you hiding behind people or even asking to take the photo yourself? Getting out of your comfort zone can seem quite daunting especially on your wedding. 

Wedding photos are there to remind you of how magical and romantic your day was and the love you share with your partner. Wedding photos are a key element to your wedding. 

Here are some suggestions for you to make you feel confident in front of the camera on your wedding day!

Find a wedding photographer and videographer you trust – Communication is key!

There are many wedding photographers and videographers that can capture your day, yet finding the best to fit your wedding style and make you feel confident is important. Looking through previous wedding albums can benefit your decision on the right wedding photographer and videographer for you. It gives you insight into the type of photos they take, their creativity and how they show your special day in pictures and video. 

Looking at reviews can help with your decision. Previous couples’ views can impact the choice you make, giving you insight into the ways the photographers and videographers work and the photos and videos they have produced. 

Phone or Skype the photographer, ask questions, tell them about your wedding. Communicating with your wedding photographer is key, it helps build trust. You can express how you feel, the style you are looking for and communicate ideas. Trusting your photographer will allow you to feel more confident in yourself, but also confident in knowing they are going to take the best photos and video of your wedding. These photos and videos are important and personal to you. You won’t get another chance to retake, so finding the best wedding photographer and videographer is important for your special day. 

View an example of our wedding teasers here: https://vimeo.com/361657113

Start with an engagement photoshoot

Engagement photoshoots are the best way to get used to being in front of the camera. Starting with an engagement photoshoot will allow you to get to know your photographer, their creativity, and their work. It will also help the photographer get to know you better as a couple and individuals. They will be able to help with your confidence, see what works best and create beautiful images which show your love.

Let your hair down and have some fun with the photos! Once you start having your photo taken your nerves and shyness will start to disappear, you will feel more relaxed and enjoy yourself. The more you’re in front of the camera, the more confidence you will have when it comes to your wedding photos.

Learn more about our engagement photoshoots here: Engagement Sessions 

Focus on your partner

The love of your life is your safe place. If you start to feel nervous or worried about the camera, focus on your partner, it can make you feel more confident and the nerves will start to disappear. Forget the camera is even there, smile, laugh and enjoy yourself!

Have a drink- Celebrate!

Start your big day by celebrating with your party. Having a drink can help calm the nerves and make you feel more relaxed. Nothing is wrong with starting your day with a few bubbles with your bridal party or with your groomsmen! Just don’t have a bottle of champagne to yourself; you don’t want to be walking down the aisle, with someone holding you up! (Although the pictures would be great and it would be something to remember)

Hair and Make-up

Having your hair and makeup done professionally can make you feel glamorised and amazing! Your wedding day is the day to get all dolled up! Having your makeup and hair done can give you a confidence boost! The engagement photoshoot is a great way to see the look of your hair and makeup before your wedding day! And why not have a little pampering before you walk down the aisle and say I do? Get yourself feeling amazing and get more confident at the same time!

Most importantly be yourself!

You have probably been searching and looking at wedding images and saving them onto your phone. Your dress, your hair and makeup, your jewellery and even your wedding shoes will make you feel gorgeous! Or the fancy suit, with fancy new shoes, will make you feel smart and confident for your special day! 

Smile, laugh and even cry (happy tears), be yourself and let everything come together to make your day perfect! Smile and have fun with your party, show your love for your partner and enjoy yourself as these special moments are the perfect pictures to capture. Be yourself and feel confident! You have planned every last detail of this wedding, so now it’s time to enjoy yourself and let your hair down!