How To Be Competent with Natural Wedding Photography

wedding photography tipsNatural wedding photography is something that a lot of couples are aiming for these days and something that you should have up your sleeve as a professional wedding photographer. When people look casual and at ease, they are able to come up with really relaxed looking photos that fit with the fresh, story-telling vibe of a documentary style wedding theme. It is not always as easy as it looks. There are a lot of tips and tricks that photographers pull off just to make the pictures look particularly natural and candid. It may seem a bit tongue in cheek but that really is the truth. You need to be confident in this particular style so you can bring your photos together and string them into a nice natural theme. Here are a few tips you can try out to up your natural wedding photography game.

Never film a subject who looks uncomfortable

Photographers need to be more sensitive to their subjects’ needs, wants, and yes, even moods – at least throughout the duration of the photo shoot. If a subject tends to look uncomfortable, talk to him or her. Go through the efforts of making your subjects feel comfortable before you film them. They will thank you for this.

Have your subjects do the walking routine

Walking back and forth makes the pictures look like they are following a story that they cannot hear but can only tell through visuals – sort of similar to how a silent movie works. This works particularly nice on couples. Egg them on to keep walking but be careful of the pace. A pace that’s too slow may end up looking fake while one that’s too fast may end up with a lot of blurred photos.

Advice groups to be more physically attached to each other during the photo shoot

Group pictures are absolute requirements in natural wedding photography and one great way to make them look authentic and less contrived would be if the group is physically connected to each other at some point. Have them huddle closer to each other, hold each other, or just be physically connected. It works great in the pictures.

Welcome a little fun and personality in the pictures

Encourage the subjects to let their personalities shine out and bring a little fun in the photos that way. It doesn’t always have to be so serious. Encourage them to have fun and laugh some more during the shoot.

Look out for people who are deep in conversation

Conversations bring out the most interesting of reactions and facial expressions. A great wedding photographer Hertfordshire will be keen enough to capture those moments in the raw.

Have the bride look away from the camera

Your bride is your priority and is your main client so posing her is your priority. Go for that candid, not wanting to be photographed look by having the bride look away from the camera, preferably looking downwards at times. It will evoke mystery and beauty in the pictures.