If you are a bride that is a little anxious about how your groom is going to react to this whole “picture” thing, you are not alone. I receive so many emails from brides who are worried that their groom won’t be into it, and I have great news for you – you both are more photogenic than you think! I continually surprise my couples by discovering their hidden modeling skills, and the most common response from my grooms is, “That wasn’t as bad as I thought! It was kinda fun!” Mission accomplished! When the groom says that taking pictures was FUN, I have done my job well! Here are a few tips for preparing your groom for photos.
Your engagement session is supposed to be fun and relaxed and not forced or awkward. As you are preparing your groom for photos, there are a few things that you can do to help your groom know what to expect.
First, I highly recommend sitting down with your guy and showing him 2-3 of your favorite engagement sessions that I have photographed (here). Spend some time together, scrolling through a few blog posts; this will allow him to gauge what his expectations should be.
I also recommend that you allow for plenty of time to get to your shoot. Being slightly early will ensure that you have plenty of travel time in case directions are misinterpreted, or unplanned traffic conditions and will make for a smooth trip.
Last but not least, while preparing your groom for photos, remember to have patience with him and don’t assume that he’s not going to have a good time. I think you’ll be surprised how much both of you will enjoy your session with me. Especially with his soon-to-be Bride by his side all gussied up!