Make subject feel comfortable.
If you are going for a natural wedding photography style in your wedding coverage, one thing to take note of is to always go out of your way to make the subjects feel comfortable and to make them feel as if they can be themselves without getting judged for it. As a wedding photographer, dressed well and with all of that expensive looking gear around you, you can understand how easy it is for the subjects to get intimidated by you when it all comes down to it. Subjects that are uncomfortable almost never get photographed well. This is what you should constantly keep in mind the entire time that you are shooting as someone’s official wedding photographer.
If you are opting for natural looking photos, this is a major player to the way that your final photos will turn out to be by the end of the photo shoot. You need to go out of your way to talk to your clients or to the subjects that you are working with. Make them feel at ease. It helps if you can bring a tripod along with you. This way, you spend less time behind the camera and more time connecting with them. It really tends to help out a lot when the subjects feel as if they are dealing with an actual human being who is just like them and who can really connect to them other than just someone extremely cool and professional who doesn’t even bother to look at them other than from behind the lens of the camera all of the time.
Encourage the element of touch during a natural wedding photography shoot.
When people touch in the photos, it evokes emotions and that feeling of closeness and togetherness and words cannot express in pretty much the same way. This is what you should constantly be aiming for in the photo shoots that you go ahead and organize as a wedding photographer. Make it a point to always have the subjects bridge the physical gap as much as possible. If you are trying to go ahead and get group photos or group shots taken, make sure that there are no physical gaps in between. It can make them look and feel detached and divided somehow and that is something that you should go ahead and try to remedy as much as possible when it all comes down to it. The mere tap on the shoulder or heads coming together can have quite an effect on the photos that you are trying to produce. Touch should always be incorporated in the wedding photos. After all, a wedding is the coming together of two people as well as of two families and friends from both sides. The pictures should be able to tell just as much at the end of the day.
Pay attention to the kiss.
It doesn’t have to be just during the ceremony alone. Include the kissing routine in the engagement shoot. Include it in the couple photos. A kiss is an embodiment of love and devotion and as a photographer, you need to go out of your way to make sure that it is documented the right way.