Natural wedding photography features photos that are completely caught in unplanned moments. What makes this style in wedding photography special is that none of the smiles caught in those photos were ever scripted, or forced, or choreographed. After all, it’s called natural wedding photography for a reason, simply because it’s natural. They’re just photos in the middle of a certain time during the celebration like the moments on the dance floor, or when the bride starts walking down the aisle. Basically, it could be anything that happens on its own. Is being candid supposed to be a skill? Maybe it is because apparently, not everyone gets great candid photos the same way not everyone could take a great candid photo. It requires a precise amount of timing and other elements that have to be part of the photo.
First thing to master the art of being candid in natural wedding photography is to relax.
Be exactly in the moment and you’ll barely even notice that the photographer already took the picture. You don’t have to keep a look out for the photographer in case he/she takes a photo of you, because when he/she did manage to catch a photo of you, it wouldn’t look as good as you wanted it to. Being the bride means being completely in the moment and natural wedding photography makes the memory of your wedding day be a thousand times more memorable because of the sentimental value that the photo carries. So as always, just relax. It’s your wedding day and you’re the one who is supposed to be enjoying it the most despite the fact that you’re probably the most stressed about it before the actual wedding day. However, being stressed while planning the wedding gives you all the more reason to let loose.
Actually give yourself a break by enjoying the wedding instead of forcing out your best smile and thinking about every detail on your face. Also, natural wedding photography doesn’t always revolve around the smiles and laughter of the celebration. It also captures the emotional scenes where you just can’t contain tears anymore. Even then, it’s a great time for you to be just staying in the moment. You’ll appreciate the photos as well as the wedding that way.
Another thing to be candid is to include other people in it as well.
Natural photos don’t necessarily mean that you’ll be by yourself in the photo. There are times when the bride is taking a group photo and they just start laughing before they even knew the photo was taken. That still counts as being candid. No matter how old you are, or whatever appearance, natural wedding photography is for everyone to be a part of. Adding people into the picture saves more memories in just one photo rather than having all the photos a solo picture of you; they won’t exactly be as valuable as you would have first thought while the photos were still being taken and you were busy having your own poses. That way, even the people that are with you in the photo bring out how you could be without any choreographed smiles. That would reflect why natural wedding photography is a style that could possibly be most valued.