Meg Higginson Photography as seen in Bouquet & Bells Magazine
"I'm awkward in front of the camera"
OCTOBER 26, 2023
These words are something that wedding photographers hear time and time again… but fear not!
Being in front of the camera can be intimidating, no doubt about it. However, I have a guide that might just come to your rescue.
Consider a Pre-shoot!
Why not schedule a pre-shoot? These sessions benefit both you and me. I treat it as a trial run for the wedding day, usually held at your favourite location where you feel comfortable. Pre-shoots have their advantages: They allow me to get to know you, and you get the chance to become familiar with my working style. By the end of the session, it'll feel like we've known each other for ages. And when the big day arrives, you'll feel much more at ease because we both know how we work behind and in front of the camera.
Trust in your Photographer
Photographers are often highly empathetic individuals who can sense a moment. I strive to capture you in your most natural state. It's often in those in-between moments or during a slight fidget that we capture our most cherished shots. It's remarkable, really—sometimes the simplest gestures, like walking or a nervous laugh, can result in the most incredible photographs. Trust that we'll capture the real you.
Embrace natural movement
Motion is your ally when it comes to capturing your genuine essence. Think of it as not quite a candid shot, nor a still bridal portrait, but rather an enchanting beautiful in-between. These are the moments I adore. Twirl your dress, walk boldly towards or away from the camera, or gently run your hand through your hair. Each of these gestures leads to extraordinary results, share heartfelt laughter with your loved one, those shots will be the true jewels in your wedding album.
Believe it or not... Boudoir
Boudoir shoots are an incredible confidence booster. They can help you relax before the big day and also make a fantastic wedding gift for your future spouse! Every single woman I've photographed starts off feeling nervous and self-conscious, but by the end of the session, she exudes confidence and oozes a sassy allure. Your partner will adore it.
Master the art of Posing
Ever heard of triangles? Trust me, they're the key to most poses. It may feel awkward, but it looks stunning on camera. Whether it's a slight bend in the elbow, a curve of the spine, or a bend in the leg, these triangles add a unique flair to your photos. Try practising in front of a mirror or gather inspiration from platforms like Instagram or Pinterest. Sometimes feeling a little awkward can result in the most breathtaking shots.
Wedding photography is all about capturing the authentic moments and making timeless memories. So, take a deep breath, embrace the experience, and let your photographer work their magic! We’ve got you, Just.Be.YOU.