When it comes to finding a photographer for your wedding, you can look for the best photos, the most-awarded photographer, the greatest equipment and production. All of these things are great, but if you don’t open up and truly show who you are, the rest won’t make up for it.
Remember: this is your wedding. You have found your other half, the one who still loves you despite your weirdness, your oddities, your moods, your quirks… you are promising to love your other half through the good, the bad & the ugly. Perfection is far from the point when it comes to photographs of the two of you.
A lot of us aren’t used to being on professional photo sessions, so here three great ways to help you prepare and make the most out of your time with your photographer:
1. Book an engagement session! (I see that eye roll…) Do it. Even if you can’t book your wedding photographer for the e-sesh (most preferred and most helpful option), find another one who is available. You’ll get practice being in front of the camera and the next time (i.e. at your wedding) won’t be nearly as new or uncertain!
2. Find a photographer with whom you resonate strongly. Your photographer will be the vendor you likely spend the most time with throughout your entire wedding day; make sure you not only get along together, but are great friends!
3. Use your mirror. See what your face looks like at different angles. Do you like one side better than the other? Practice while brushing your teeth or getting ready in the morning, and by the time the camera comes into play, you’ll already know how to stand and where to look!