Natural wedding photography is all about getting that authentic or natural look from the subjects from the facial expressions to the body language and even up to the way that the images have been captured. If professional Cheshire wedding photography is your chosen niche in the market of photography, then this is something that you will need to be able to perfect. If you have not tried this before, there is no need to worry because there is always the right time for everything. If you have absolutely no idea where to start off with this, again, there is a solution to all kinds of problems. Please feel free to read on because we have collated a few simple tips to help you perfect being able to capture wedding photos that look natural or candid yet still professional.
Encourage your subjects to walk away and then walk back towards your direction as well. Walking is one of the simplest of exercises. It does not take up too much energy nor does it require much thinking and pre-planning as well. Consider this as a warm up for your photo shoot. Walking allows people to be in their element, to take things at their own pace, and to be a little more comfortable in front of the camera. If you are taking couple shots, encourage them to talk to each other. Having a topic to talk about helps them keep their minds off the fact that someone is actually following them to take their pictures.
Make them comfortable
Go out of your way to make your subjects feel comfortable and never film them looking uncomfortable or ill at ease. Uncomfortable faces never make for good pictures. As a professional wedding photographer, you should be able to spot this right off the bat and should not just brush it off and continue to film anyways. Instead, you can try to build a rapport with the subjects you are filming. Talk to them. Come up with friendly and light conversation. If you feel confident enough, perhaps you can crack a joke or two just to help them warm up. People look better when they are comfortable and make smiles look more genuine in the photographs.
If you are shooting group pictures, always encourage them to come closer to each other. Actual physical space in between subjects connotes a certain divide or discomfort that does not look that nice in wedding photos. Instead, encourage them to come closer, have some sort of physical connection like having a hand on a shoulder, holding hands, or whatever it is that may work for the group. This tip also works well for couples.
Remind your subjects that they do not have to look dead serious in all of the shots. A little personality every now and then never hurt and they make really great naturally looking and authentic looking photos. There’s a reason why a “wacky” pose is almost required right after a serious group pose. People who laugh or are enjoying themselves are perfect for photographs.