Many people are nervous about having a professional photographer take photos of them on their wedding day because they remember how uncomfortable it was to have their picture taken in school. However, it doesn’t have to be that way! There are ways to make the experience more enjoyable. Let’s get started.

  1. Have Pre-Wedding Shoot

Engagement shoots are a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. Usually, one to two hours long, they allow you to build rapport with your photographer and get used to posing for photos. If you can schedule your engagement shoot to coincide with your hair and makeup trial, even better!

  1. Get a Wedding Photographer You’re Comfortable with

It is important to find a photographer whose work you love and a photographer you have a good feeling about and imagine you will have a good rapport with. This way, you will be more likely to feel relaxed around them when they photograph you, and you will be able to approach them with your own ideas.

  1. Book Your Photographer for Another Hour

When creating your wedding day timeline, booking your photographer for an hour longer than you think you will need them is a good idea. Unexpected things can happen, which might cause the timeline to change. Having that extra hour will ensure no worry or stress if something happens that you didn’t plan for.

  1. Be Comfortable in Your Dress

Your wedding dress is beautiful, but it is also important that you are comfortable in it. It is a good idea to devise a plan to keep it comfortable throughout the day and night. This may include having a short dress for the reception or bringing a pair of comfortable shoes to change into.

  1. Don’t Hesitate to Say No

You should feel comfortable saying no to your photographer if you’re not into public displays of affection or if a pose they suggest doesn’t feel like you. A good photographer will happily accommodate you because they want to get photos you’ll love and provide you with a fun and positive experience.

  1. Remember How Good You Look

Your wedding day is when you dress up in your dream dress and feel like a princess. You’ll also have your hair and makeup done professionally, so you’ll look and feel your best. The guys will also be looking sharp in their suits. Everyone will look great and feel great on this special day. Don’t worry about how you’ll look in your photos. If you feel great, you’ll look great.


There are numerous ways to appear relaxed in your wedding photos. Following the advice in this article can help ensure that you and your spouse will look natural and comfortable in your wedding photos. By working with your photographer to choose the right poses and locations and practicing your facial expressions and body language ahead of time, you can help ensure that your wedding photos will be a lasting reminder of your special day.

Flux Media Yeg in Edmonton focuses on capturing intimate moments so that they can be cherished forever. Led by Andrei Roman, an internationally published Edmonton photographer and videographer, our photo studio, photographs and videos are inspired by light, colour, creative perspective, techniques and personality. If you need a wedding photographer in Edmonton, Andrei Roman is more than willing to make your ideas a reality. Get in touch with us to book a shoot!

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