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How to Pose for Your Wedding Day Photography in Jacksonville, Florida

Picking an experienced professional wedding photographer in Jacksonville, Florida will mean that you are in great hands. Your photographer should be there every step of the way to guide you towards stunning photographs and natural poses. That does not mean you should leave it 100% to the photographer to guide you in every pose. There are many things you can do to help your photographer get some stunning poses and amazing photos of your big day.

Before the Wedding Day


Practice

You may feel a big silly posing in the mirror on in front of your webcam, but a little big of practice can go a long way. Learning how to position your body and just as importantly, your face can be a great boost to your confidence. On the wedding day your photographer will guide your poses, but why not surprise them by adding a few of your own into the day?


Get in shape

Whatever your size or shape, spending some time getting fit will leave you feeling your very best on your wedding day. That does not mean you need to be an athlete or a professional sports person, but you can join a local gym or speak to a personal trainer to get you feeling your best and ultimately making you feel more confident and loving your photos.

Pre-Wedding Shoot

A pre wedding shoot not only gives you some extra practice, but it also helps you get to know your Jacksonville, Florida photographer and how they work. Getting to know your photographer will help you feel relaxed around them and also let them get to know what works well for you.


On The Wedding Day

Be comfortable

Whatever the position the photographer puts you in, make sure it is comfortable. If you are not comfortable it will show in your photos.
Keep eye contact

Unless the photographer has requested otherwise try to look directly into the lens. Even if you laugh or smile, maintain that eye contact. Often the direction you are looking will vary, but always try and keep your eyes up and in the direction requested. Often moving your head to one side, but maintaining eye contact can give your face a great shape.


Posture

Nothing is worse than hunched shoulders and bad posture. Often shifting your weight onto one leg can help you relax into a good posture. Also pulling your stomach in and shoulders back can really give you a confident look.


Keep your hands busy

As with all poses, an experienced photographer will help you position your hands to fit the pose. A simple hand on the hip pose can keep your hands busy and also slim you down. Don’t be afraid to use props, hold your flowers, or hold each other’s hand.

Forget about the dress

Your dress was expensive, but it’s impossible to keep it totally clean. Spending all your time trying to not get a single mark on the dress will really limit your photographer. Let the dress fall naturally on the ground and don’t worry about a little dirt. You likely won’t see it in your photos anyways. And if you do, it’s all part of the day. If you really want a formal photo before it gets dirty, consider coming into the studio the week before the wedding to do a bridal portrait.

Take the time out

While your guests are enjoying a drink or some canapés, it’s easy to want to just join them and not bother spending lots of time on posing for photographs. The truth is, the more time you give your photographer the better the results will be. Take the time out for photographs and use them as a chance for a break away from the hectic wedding day.

Out of everything if there is one thing that will make your wedding photos even better - that’s confidence. Think of yourself as a confident professional model for that one day. Work with your Jacksonville, Florida photographer and trust in their ability’s to produce stunning results.

Christy Whitehead Photography christy@jaxphotographer.com Jacksonville, Fl