December 8, 2019 / Preparing for Your Wedding Day
Candids - Being in the Moment
All of my clients say the same thing: they like Candid photographs, and are looking forward to going back and seeing the moments they missed – it goes by so quickly. Let’s be clear, unless your are a model or working professional in front of a camera, it is unnatural to be photographed. So, how do you look the best at all times?
What you have to realize is that your emotions and feelings transfer and are captured on camera. That is why it is important for me to make sure that I prep my clients ahead of time so that they are focused on the joys and emotions of the day, and not the little insignificant details that no one will notice. If you are worried about certain people or personalities, make sure to keep them away from you or assign them to a bridesmaid so that you can focus on being happy and not stressed.
The key is to go through each moment authentically. I do not want anyone focusing on my existence in the room, the way I work is by being quiet and observing documentary moments. That’s when the real magic happens. I would also say keep your phone away. I see it a lot with brides/grooms/family/bridesmaids – while they are getting their hair and makeup done, they are in the chair staring at a phone screen when I am trying to get little moments here and there with family and friends.
What I am getting at is enjoy your day and why you are really there. Trust in me as your photographer. If I see a great moment happen and I know I can make it better, I will say something like, “hey do you mind if we redo what you just did this time I want you to….” and then we are done.
Candids are different then Portraits, and I will expound upon Posing in the next article.