As a woman who has been in the wedding photography business for over 20 years, I have learned a thing or two about how to help clients look and feel their best in photos. From body language to wardrobe choices, there are many factors that go into capturing beautiful and authentic wedding photos. Here are some tips to consider when working with your clients:
Discuss Wardrobe Choices: The wardrobe choices your clients make can greatly impact the outcome of their wedding photos. Encourage them to choose clothes that are comfortable and that make them feel confident. According to an article in Vogue, "Clothing can affect not only how others perceive you, but also how you perceive yourself." (1)
Highlight the Positive: Each person has unique physical features that can be highlighted in photos. For example, if your client has striking eyes, suggest poses that bring attention to them. This will not only help your client look their best, but it will also make the photo more interesting and dynamic.
Focus on Body Language: Body language is a powerful tool in photography. Encourage your clients to relax their shoulders, stand up straight, and position their bodies in a natural and comfortable way. According to a study published in Psychology Today, "Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves." (2)
Build a Connection: It is important to build a connection with your clients before the big day. This will help them feel more comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. Take the time to get to know your clients and their personalities. According to an article in Brides, "Getting to know your photographer before the wedding day can make all the difference in feeling relaxed and comfortable during the shoot." (3)
Keep it Fun: Weddings can be stressful, but it is important to keep the photography session fun and enjoyable. Encourage your clients to laugh and have fun during the shoot. This will not only make for better photos, but it will also help your clients feel more relaxed and happy.
In conclusion, helping your clients look and feel their best in photos is an important aspect of wedding photography. By discussing wardrobe choices, highlighting the positive, focusing on body language, building a connection, and keeping it fun, you can capture beautiful and authentic wedding photos that your clients will treasure for years to come.
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