We ask photographer Samantha Davis of Rose and Rainbow photography a reader question...
My partner suffers with anxiety and although we’re only tying the knot in front of a few of our nearest and dearest, the thought of him posing for our photos has sent him into a tizzy. How can I find a photographer who will put him at ease?
Samantha says: Fear not, there are plenty of ways for us professional
photographers to relax an anxious bride or groom!
Firstly I, like a lot of photographers, offer an engagement shoot prior to
your big day. I love these sessions because it really allows me to get a
feel for the couple and the dynamics between them, but it most importantly
allows them to get to know me.
This can be a great way to relax a person who is nervous as it gets them
used to a camera. The photographer and the flow of a photo shoot is often
eye-opening to my clients as they relax when they realise I don’t want
them to formally pose but encourage them to just interact with each other – this makes for the very best images.
For very anxious couples or individuals it might be an idea to choose a photographer who specialises in reportage or candid photography, keeping the posed images down to an absolute minimum.
For more information, visit roseandrainbowphotography.com