Your photos look so natural but we don’t really like being in front of the camera. Is that going to be a problem? Can we still get photos that look natural?
Of course we can get natural photos for you!
About 80% of the people who have booked me were camera shy initially. So that means that 80% of the couples you see on my website are those people and they have natural photos!
It is not a problem for me if you are camera shy. I regularly get told after a portrait session or wedding “Gemma, you made it so easy, we felt so relaxed, thank you!” If you would like to read more comments from my clients, please visit my reviews section.
My focus is for you to be yourself, have fun, have a little time for romance and get the photos that are important to you. In order to do this I try to help you relax. I do this by getting to know you before the day and letting you get to know me a little too so we can build trust. I find having that trust before the day makes all the difference.
I also have a few little tricks to help you feel more comfortable on the day, and it is a lot about distracting you from the camera. This may include me acting a little silly to get you to laugh and get rid of some nervous energy. I could ask you to talk about something that interests you both, or it could be something as simple as asking you to try not to kiss each other. Once I have diverted your attention away from the camera, that is when the real moments happen, and then you have something to look back on that has real meaning.
Another way to feel more comfortable for wedding day is to have some practice in front of the camera. A portrait session before your big day is a great opportunity to have photos taken in a place that is not possible during your wedding.
For example, I have had couples choose to have photos in a countryside location because they were having a city wedding, and others who have chosen their favourite place to visit or where their engagement happened! You can see some of the engagement portraits I have done here.