I’ve had the opportunity to not only photograph a groom or two, but I’ve also had the challenge of getting my husband stoked about being in front of the camera. I’ve come up with 10 Tips for Wedding Pictures, and this edition is all about the groom when he may not be that into pictures.
What am I going to wear? What is he going to wear? Two outfits or one? What about hair and makeup, shoes and accessories? Two months of planning for anniversary pictures is nothing compared to a year or more of planning for your wedding day. The details are daunting, the day goes by sooner than you think, and what you want in the end are pictures that show how happy everyone genuinely was. You want to see real smiles, love, joy, and happiness.
My brides love to have coverage of the entire wedding day. From start to finish. It tells a complete story. The photos of her laughing and getting ready with her girlfriends, one last look at the gown that she knew was the one when she laid eyes on it, getting into her dress, walking down the aisle, her future husband looking at her, the kiss, the walk back down the aisle hand in hand, and all of the moments in between. The moments that will last.
He knows how important the day is, you want the same things, but he isn’t as thrilled about 45 minutes of portrait time and possibly two locations. I get it.
How do we get him excited about wedding pictures? How do we get that real smile to come through? That smile that makes you laugh when he’s not even around.
I’m calling this the groom edition, and it’s a part of what I love doing on wedding days.
I hope you enjoyed these tips to get your groom excited about your wedding pictures. Most of the pressure is on your wedding photographer, but at least you can help him breathe a sigh of relief knowing that he won’t be tortured.
Have a wonderful day, and happy wedding planning!
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