7 Tips for Brides + Grooms Who Don’t like Cameras

7 Tips for Brides + Grooms Who Don't like Cameras
So maybe you’re an introvert (like myself) or you're camera shy, and just the thought of being in front of the camera lens makes you turn all red and blotchy and feel a little queasy on your stomach… (I know, because I’ve been there!) And being an introvert myself, I want you to know that you CAN enjoy your wedding day and not dread the photography process like you might think.
Does the thought of being in front of a camera make you nauseous? 7 Tips for Brides and Grooms who Don't like Cameras
Does the thought of being in front of a camera make you nauseous? 7 Tips for Brides and Grooms who Don't like Cameras
And now you’re thinking…
“Ok, so yea, sure.. that is pretty much impossible for me. You don’t even know. How could I ever enjoy, or “not mind” being in front of the camera?”
Here are some ways you can prepare for your wedding day photography and help ensure that you will be more comfortable and might just even *gasp* enjoy the wedding photography process ;)
Does the thought of being in front of a camera make you nauseous? 7 Tips for Brides and Grooms who Don't like Cameras
Does the thought of being in front of a camera make you nauseous? 7 Tips for Brides and Grooms who Don't like Cameras

1. Find a wedding photographer who understands what it’s like to be an introvert. They won’t ask you to do silly things (unless you want to) that would make you uncomfortable or put on the spot, and they will be more sensitive to the way you are and be able to relate and understand.

2. Meet with your photographer ahead of time, have some one-on-one time, get to know each other. It will help your photographer to better prepare for the day and it will help you to feel more at ease with them prior to your big day so it’s not like a stranger is following you around with a camera in your face during some of the most intimate moments of your life. (Oops, sorry didn’t mean to scare you ;)

3. Ask your wedding photographer what should you expect and do they have a “wedding day photography plan” that will be available prior to the wedding day? This way you can discuss with them how things will go (or the goal, as things do sometimes and often times change up just a tad bit) and you will be able to know when you should expect things to go throughout the day.

4. Tell your photographer that you’re an introvert who feels uncomfortable around cameras. If your photographer knows this, he/she will know how to approach the more “posed” photos during your wedding day. For example, your photographer will know to back away and give you a break from the camera from time to time, and if you need some alone time to just breathe for a bit, your photographer will know not to follow you during these times.

Does the thought of being in front of a camera make you nauseous? 7 Tips for Brides and Grooms who Don't like Cameras Photo by Revival Photography Photo
Does the thought of being in front of a camera make you nauseous? 7 Tips for Brides and Grooms who Don't like Cameras Photo by Revival Photography Photo

5. Look for a wedding photographer who has a lot of candid moments in their portfolio, or maybe they describe their style as “photojournalistic” and be sure that you see those types of photos in their gallery.

Does the thought of being in front of a camera make you nauseous? 7 Tips for Brides and Grooms who Don't like Cameras Photo by Revival Photography Photo
Does the thought of being in front of a camera make you nauseous? 7 Tips for Brides and Grooms who Don't like Cameras Photo by Revival Photography Photo

6. Read the reviews. See what other couples are saying about the wedding photographer you are considering.

7. Remember, it’s YOUR day, you don’t have to feel like your wedding photographer is going to take over your day and make you miserable because that doesn't have to happen. Communication is the key! Communicate and get to know the photographers you are considering.

Does the thought of being in front of a camera make you nauseous? 7 Tips for Brides and Grooms who Don't like Cameras Photo by Revival Photography Photo
Does the thought of being in front of a camera make you nauseous? 7 Tips for Brides and Grooms who Don't like Cameras Photo by Revival Photography Photo