From Shy to Stunning: Posing Tips for Camera-Shy Couples

Couples being shy in front of the camera is nothing new. Some are generally shy, while others do not know how to capture their images for the big day. The worst part about this situation is that their shyness can ruin their image. However, the efficiency of a photographer can change things, and this article brings you our top 10 posing tips that will help if you are a camera-shy couple.

Top 11 Posing Tips for Camera-Shy Couples

If you are camera-shy, you will find these 11 tips extremely helpful in making your pictures turn out much better.

  1. Do not stress too much about your pictures.

Shyness leads to stress, and you cannot portray your expressions in the best possible way when you are stressed in front of the camera. So, the most important thing to d when posing for your couple photos is not to stress. There are many ways of doing that, including keeping yourself distracted from the stressful elements.

The less you think about how your pictures may come out, the less stressed you will be, and ultimately, that will help you.

  1. Hire a professional photographer who knows his job

The job of a professional photographer is not only capturing photos. Instead, a photographer must know how to deal with people who are not comfortable when taking their pictures. So, being a people person and friendly is important.

In most cases, the photographer judges you and tells you which angles and poses will be perfect according to your facial shape, body structure, environment, and dress.

  1. Establish a good understanding with your photographer through calls or meetings.

Whether it is your wedding day or some other day, whenever the photographer comes to capture you two, both parties must be familiar with one another. Good understanding and communication help maintain a positive interaction with the photographer. You can achieve that through calls or meetings, and when both parties understand one another, things become much easier for both.

To be more comfortable with your photographer, you may share some priorities, stories, previous pictures, etc., to help them understand.

  1. Allow the photographer to capture candid shots.

The candid shots turn out to be the best in most cases because of the following reasons:

  •  The stress levels are the lowest
  •  All poses are natural
  •  These are unexpected shots

Some photographers don’t ask for permission to take candid shots, but if yours ask, you must allow them since the natural expressions, reactions, and poses often turn out to be much better than the planned ones.

  1. Focus on your bride/groom for the big day.

If you are camera shy, it would be common for you to feel jitters when you look at the camera during your shoot. The solution is not to look at the camera since you have your partner to focus on. When you focus on your partner while posing, your images become much better since the stress from looking at the camera suddenly disappears.

Moreover, it helps you two get better expressions that look more natural than when you force expressions for the camera.

  1. Ensure that you are perfectly ready.

One way to counter camera shyness as a couple is by ensuring you are perfectly ready. From the clothes to your hairstyle and makeup, everything must be perfect. When you are ready, some boost in your confidence leads you to express yourself in a much better way in front of the camera. Meanwhile, if you know that something’s missing in your appearance, that may shatter your confidence.

So, the safe way to pose better as a camera-shy couple is by getting perfect for your appearance.

  1. Using props and backgrounds to your benefit will help

You may look at your partner in some pictures and do things like holding hands, hugging, etc. However, you cannot do that in every picture. So, there will be a time when these basic things start looking awkward. That’s where your background and props will be helpful. The right background allows you to take pictures from different angles and perspectives.

Similarly, the props help you change your focus from the camera and the partner. So you can bring up more natural poses.

  1. Everything in the environment must make you comfortable

Since you are camera-shy, you don’t want anything in the environment that makes you uncomfortable. It is true for the environmental factors and guests. For instance, if some type of music makes you uncomfortable in front of the camera, you must pause it for a time when taking your pictures.

It would be even better to plan your day according to your preferences so there is no stressing factor around you.

  1. Practice taking pictures to know your angles.

Your camera shyness can be resolved if you become confident about your dominant angles and sides. Everyone has different angles in which they look good; if you know yours, you will be more confident in front of the camera. Taking your pictures and selfies will be helpful, but if you are not sure, your photographer will help you try multiple poses so you choose which one looks the best.

  1. Never compare

You must understand that your facial features, shape, and everything else differ. So, if they get attractive pictures in one way, the same way won’t work for you. This way, you can explore more

positives about yourself and your partner, and stopping comparisons will help you with confidence. Finding the best angles and poses is the key to confidence as a camera-shy couple.

  1. Be yourself, and don’t try to act.

Everyone wants their pictures to be attractive, but the more important is to be natural. Even if your pictures are attractive but have an artificial vibe, the results and memories won’t be that great. If you are camera-shy and you try to act to make images more attractive, sometimes you will ruin your natural beauty.

So, always focus on your natural poses, beauty, and angles and confidently pose with them.

Final Thoughts

The importance of a professional photographer is underestimated, especially by camera-shy couples. So, if your pictures aren’t great, try our professional couple photography services and see how a photographer guides you to capture your best photos.

Paula Luna Photography will give you an intentionally intimate, beautifully creative, and authentic wedding photography experience. The day’s focus here will be just you and your partner. Consider Paula Luna Photography your best wedding photographer, cheerleader, elopement expert, and go-to adventure partner. We are all set to be with you anywhere you want on the day you say your vows. 


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