One of the most in demand styles of wedding photography these days would have to be natural wedding photography. It can probably be attributed to the fact that there is a new breed of up and coming wedding photographers out these days who are able to capture the moments in the weddings of their clients in such a way wherein the pictures come out looking like pieces of art at some point. This is a tremendous feat to achieve in itself and something that a lot of people hold to a very high regard. This sort of sets the bar high for the rest of the other wedding photographers out there though and if you are a newcomer in the in the niche of wedding photography, you should be wise enough to specialize yourself in the natural wedding photography field as soon as you possibly can.
Capturing the truest essence of emotions and romance in a wedding event is not an easy thing to do but it is still something that can be done. We have decided to collate some of the easiest tricks in the natural wedding photography trade that newcomers can try out while they are still working on honing their skills while they are trying to establish their careers in the industry.
Encourage the people you photograph to have a touch connection to each other.
This tip is useful for couple pictures as well as for group pictures as well. There is something very personal and intimate when it comes to seeing people touching. For the group photos, make sure that there are no physical spaces or blanks in between because this sort of unintentionally depicts detachment and nonchalance. Tell the group to huddle in close to each other. Tell them to make sure that their shoulders at least touch, or closer than that, if possible. Touching does not always have to be romantic, mind you. For group photos, it can be playful and whimsical. Although formal photos are sort of staples to wedding photography, natural wedding photography banks on the playful side of things so make sure that you do not forget about that as well.
Encourage the couple to do the walking routine.
The thing with walking is the fact that it is something that occurs naturally to people. It is something that we do on a daily basis and something that even the less coordinated are well aware of doing or pulling off without thinking about it too much. People who walk around while being photographed give off that vibe of bring in a sort of documentary. It makes the moments look authentic and really natural looking. It also helps if you advise the couple to talk about something, technically anything and everything under the sun. It would be nice if they go for something nice and something light; something that can bring the smiles to their faces and something that does not require deep thinking. Tell them to walk away from you and once you have taken more than enough shots, tell them to walk back and take pictures of those moments as well.