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A Photographer’s Guide to Natural Looking Couple Photos

Natural Wedding Photographs

As a documentary wedding photographer, one of the most common requests I get from couples is for natural-looking photos. And while posing for photos on your big day can feel a bit awkward, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that your photos look relaxed and genuine.

First, it’s important to choose a photographer whose style aligns with your vision. Look for a photographer who has a portfolio filled with candid, natural-looking shots rather than overly posed and staged photos. This will give you an idea of what to expect on your wedding day and ensure that you’re on the same page, we love to let our couples just have a few moments away from their guests walking in the grounds of the chosen venue and capture them walking and chatting.

Once you’ve found the right photographer, it’s time to start planning for your photos. The key is to find a spot that has plenty of natural light and interesting backgrounds, which will help your photos look more natural and candid.

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Another key to getting natural-looking photos is to let your photographer guide you. Trust their expertise and allow them to pose you in a way that feels comfortable and natural. Don’t worry about looking “perfect” – the goal is to capture genuine moments and emotions, not to make you look like a model. If you’re feeling self-conscious, try to focus on each other and forget that the camera is even there. This will help you relax and look more natural in your photos.

It’s also a good idea to relax and have fun on your wedding day. The more comfortable and at ease you are, the more natural your photos will look. So take some time to enjoy yourself, laugh, and let your personality shine through in your photos. This will help you look genuinely happy and in love in your photos, which is the ultimate goal.

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A great way to get to know your photographer before your wedding day is with a pre-shoot where you can get an hour somewhere outside and get some awesome pictures of you both to share before your wedding day.

Finally, be sure to communicate with your photographer about the type of photos you want. Share your vision and any specific ideas you have for natural-looking shots. Your photographer can then work with you to make sure your photos turn out exactly the way you want them to.

In conclusion, natural-looking wedding photos are all about choosing the right photographer, planning ahead, and letting your personality shine through. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your wedding photos are relaxed, genuine, and beautiful. So don’t be afraid to let your true selves shine through in your photos – it’s the best way to capture the magic of your special day.

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