Tips for a Camera Shy Partner on Your Wedding Day
Not everybody is a total natural when it comes to having their photo taken. Sometimes it can be hard to put yourself in the spotlight like that. But when it comes to your wedding day, it’s important to try and get the best possible photos to make memories lasting memories with. If you or your partner are camera shy, take some of these tips to heart to try and deal with a camera-shy partner on your wedding day.
Remind them that you’re there for each other
The most important thing to remind your camera-shy partner up on your wedding day is that you are there for each other. This day is about you two and no one else. The memories that are being captured in these photos are, for the most part, just for you. What matters most is your comfort level in your wedding photos so that you can keep memories for the cheer you as a couple. Give them a pep talk to remind them that at the end of the day, it’s about you two.
Remind them of your first date
Remember your first date with your partner? Maybe it was perfect and romantic, maybe it was funny and awkward. Whatever the case may be, bring your partner back to that headspace. Remind them of the time you first got together as a couple and help them see that moment when they’re standing there with you. It could just be a few little prompts or you could remind them of the entire event. Whatever it is, Bring your camera-shy partner on your wedding day back to your very first moments as a couple and show them how far you’ve come together.
Say your favorite vegetable as slowly and sexily as possible
This is going to sound ridiculous, but trust us, it works. say your favorite vegetable as slowly and sensually as possible to your partner. You can even whisper it in their ear to avoid other people hearing what you’re doing. This will make them laugh, almost guaranteed. You’ll get a natural reaction from the both of you and they might even forget what they were posing for.
Take your wedding photos in a more private location
If your camera-shy partner is having a hard time taking photos in front of other people, secure a private location for your wedding photos. Perhaps this is just in a different area of your venue from the rest of the party, or perhaps it’s a separate location altogether. Make sure that they are in a safe space to feel comfortable and open up.
If you can’t get a private location, have a member of the wedding party distracting the others
Sometimes, it’s just not possible to get away from the rest of the reception when you are taking your wedding photos. If this is the case, have a member of your wedding party wrangle up guests and distract them. Maybe it’s getting them to play a game or sign the guestbook. This will help enormous Lee with the pressure of other people being in the same area. From there, employee some of these tips to get your partner in a headspace to want to take the photos with you.
Get to know your photographers ahead of time
Getting to know your photographers ahead of time can put both you and your partner at ease. Doing an engagement shoot is a great way to get comfortable with your photographer in a private setting and start to work through some of the camera shyness. Even meeting for coffee with the photographers just to get to know them a bit better might help when it comes to camera shyness.
Don’t be shy – let’s meet up!
Let’s get to know each other over a cup of coffee. Shoot us a message below and let’s get it set up! To make our couples extra comfortable, when they book a wedding with us, we give a complimentary engagement session. That way, we can get to know our couples a even more and make everyone comfortable with our cameras out.