Being Comfortable For Your Wedding Photography

Your wedding day is approaching! Yay!! You have probably been planning for months. How exciting!!! With so much to do it is easy to feel a tad bit overwhelmed (THIS IS TOTALLY NORMAL!!  lol). I know it is SOOOOO easy for me to say… But…really try not to stress! Your beautiful wedding day will be one of the most cherished celebrations of your life. With 100’s of weddings under my belt I feel comfortable saying- trust me, your day will be uniquely yours and incredibly awesome.

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The first moment you lay eyes on your fiance all dressed for the day, your celebratory wedding cake cutting ceremony, the heartfelt first dance, the hilarious toasts, and festive bouquet and garter tosses; there are so many exciting moments to be photographed on your big day! And, we want to ensure that you comfortable in front of the camera for each of them.

In fact, making you feel comfortable is a huge part of our success as wedding photographers! That’s why, here at Sarah Keenan Creative, I have gathered some ways in which you can comfortable as you have your own wedding photos captured. (Drumroll, please!) 😉

  • Practice Makes Perfect! We all know the saying “practice makes perfect”. And, it’s true! Stepping out in front of the camera before the big day will certainly have you prepared for your wedding photos. You can get some great practice (and photos) by taking part in an engagement photo session, family mini session, or bridal portraits. This way, you can know just what to expect for your wedding photography and get to know your photographer too!! Giving you and your partner a little practice ahead of game day will help insure that you can be comfortable and confident in front of the camera on your wedding day.
  • Rely on Your Photographer. It is important to know that your wedding photographer isn’t going to stick you in front of the camera and expect you to know what to do! Yikes!!  I mean, I would hate for someone to throw me into a marathon and expect me to know how to make it to the finish line.  Real talk for a moment…I am NOT a runner.  I’ve never run long distance.  And, I would have no clue how to make it safely and happily to the finish line.  So to put it not so lightly…you shouldn’t be expected to know how to model on your wedding day.  Thrown in front of a camera without direction may not be your biggest strength…And, that’s ok!  Do your homework and rely on your photographer! Know that they will be there to guide you every step of the way. Take a deep breath knowing that you won’t be left alone to fend for yourself in front of that lens.  With a little guidance you will Rock those Wedding Shots!
  • Just Be YOU! There is no one else in this world like you! You and your partner are one of a kind. And, it is incredibly awesome to know that of all of the millions of people in the world the two of you crossed paths to form a single bond.  Nobody can create this but the two of you (blows my mind every time I think about it)!  So, why would you want to be anyone but yourselves when having your wedding photos captured? The number one, very best way to be comfortable for your wedding photos, is to just be natural. No fake smile. No awkward poses.  Listen to your photog, stay focused on your partner, and stay in the moment of your big day.  Being…just being… is a huge part of awesome wedding images.

Every couple deserves to be comfortable and confident in front of the camera on their wedding day! These are just a few tips to ensure that you are.  Standing by if I can help answer questions or offer advice.

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So, if you are all set to book your wedding photographer in Outer Banks, North Carolina, please contact me here at Sarah Keenan Creative. I would be more than pleased to be a part of your happily ever after as your Raleigh wedding photographer.

Until Next Time ~

Sarah Keenan

Photographer/Designer/Mom/Coordinator of Chaos


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