One of the best ways to feel at ease with having photographs taken of you all day is to ask your photographer to take natural, documentary style shots. My personal style is documentary as I believe it’s the best way to tell your story as it happens on the day.
Unlike the traditional method of posing, this captures you and your guests with natural interactions and follows the natural flow of your big day. This stops the feeling of the big photoshoot and eliminates the feeling of you being watched, posing and being staged constantly. By photographing you from the background as you naturally talk to your family and friends, genuine emotions will be captured in your images. Documentary style photography means you also get to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones as you do not need to be positioned away from them for shots. Everything from you getting ready, walking down the aisle and first dance will be captured in images where you will see every emotion.
Most people who are camera shy do not like the feeling of having a camera pointed at them and being positioned, with a documentary style you don’t have this. I do also take directed images, but require time away from your reception with you to create beautiful signature shots, this might even be the first time you are alone as a married couple!
Some couples find that a predominantly natural style with some signature shots gives them the best of both worlds, your confidence will grow as I take documentary style photos so you’ll feel more comfortable when it comes to the signature. What’s most important is that I can capture images that reflect your character and personality and the interactions you have as newlyweds.