So you're planning your wedding, and it's come to the time you need to hire your photographer and the realisation hits... You're going to have a camera on you all day your heart sinks.

Yes, you're not alone. Almost everyone who enquires will say that they're not good in front of the camera, aren't photogenic or that they're the most awkward people and honestly


I hate being infront of the camera. I'm forever panicking about what my face looks like, is it my best side etc so believe me when I say, I know how you feel.

And when it comes to posing... you really don't need to. I'm going to show you in this blog post that you don't need to worry or think about how you look because you'll never be put in the position where you feel awkward or tense. When you book with me, I'll also advise you of pre-wedding photo shoots which 100% will prove to you that you have nothing to worry about.

Okay so let's start with this. The above images... posed? NO WAY.

Stacey + Liam walked around the grounds of Oldwalls. I got them to walk, hand in hand, stop and have a kiss... made the kiss last a little too long which made them laugh and bam.

This is the same with all the images in this post... We used the grounds of their venues and just had a little walk away from the ceremony. Let's see how we did...

Image 1: Liam was asked to just put his hand on Staceys chin and give her a kiss. It's honestly that simple.

Image 2: Got Liam to stand behind Stacey, but his arms around her and asked stacey to look at Liam. They talked and they smiled.

Image 3: 'Let's go find another spot, you guys walk ahead' - That simple.

Amber + Ryan.

Image 1: Just a simple walking away from the venue. My instruction was only look at each other and chat.

Image 2: Again, simple, walk away from the venue.

Image 3: I asked Ryan to dip Amber, as though they were dancing. It was something that created a lot of fun and laughter and we DID also get the kiss pose but this one brought out their personalities and love for each other perfectly. You getting the idea?

And finally, Cathy + Ian.

Image 1: Simple, hold hands and have a kiss. Venue in the background - boom.

Image 2: I put them into a pose and just said do your thing. Ian said something cheeky to Cathy and the laughter flowed.

Image 3: I just got Ian to pick Cathy up and spin... The image does the talking for this one!

So with all that being said...

Basically what I'm trying to show is that you don't need to worry about what you look like in front of the camera, you just need to embrace the moment you're in. I don't point and shoot at you throwing out insane poses and telling you to move your bodies in any particular way, which sometimes it might look like.

I'm just here, waiting for you to relax into your own pose. Something that you really don't know you're doing and something that will totally suprise you when you look back on your images and wonder how on earth you managed to make yourselves look like that.

SIDE NOTE: Not one of the couples above were looking forward to having their photos taken, every single one said they're not good in front of the camera and were all really worried about how the images would turn out. I know 100% that if you asked any of them they would tell you that it really wasn't a bad experience.

Whoever you're booking with, whether it's me or you have someone else and have just stumbled across this post by chance.. I highly recommend doing the pre-wedding shoot. It's not something everyone goes for BUT it does let you spend an hour or so with your photographer and shows you the way they work and the way they make you feel when you're in front of the camera. You will not be disappointed!

I really hope this has helped, and if you have any questions at all, feel free to leave a comment or drop me a message on social media!

Carla x