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Embracing Authenticity: Tips for Awkward or Camera-Shy Couples

Helping a camera-shy couple feel comfortable during a photoshoot is essential for capturing genuine and relaxed moments and something I pride myself on. Sometimes, the camera can be intimidating and make even the most natural of reactions feel forced or awkward. My goal is to be able to capture you at your most emotionally candid and freeze that moment for you to keep forever! Here are a few things I do and recommend to help you get comfortable. Atlanta photographer atl photographer atlanta engagement photographer atlanta elopement photographer atlanta proposal photographer

Pre-Shoot Consultation: Tips for Awkward or Camera-Shy Couples

The [optional] pre-shoot consultation is the perfect opportunity for me to get to know you as a couple and understand your personalities, preferences, and any concerns you may have. This helps us get familiar before the photoshoot.





 

Choose a Familiar Location:

I recommend selecting a location that holds sentimental value or feels comfortable to you as a couple. Familiar surroundings can help ease nerves! Tips for Awkward or Camera-Shy Couples






Incorporate Engaging Activities:

Think about activities that could be incorporated into the shoot to make you think less about the camera in front of you- this could be anything from a casual stroll, a secret handshake or even a dance you both enjoy. 





Focus on Each Other: Tips for Awkward or Camera-Shy Couples

Focus on each other rather than the camera. Genuine interactions and expressions often arise when you are in your own world and see nothing but each other.




Gentle Posing Guidance:

Though I prefer to mainly provide candid shots, I love offering my couples natural posing guidance and sometimes, to make things even easier, I like to show couples photos of specific poses to give them a better visual. I find that for most, starting off with directed poses helps warm the couple up to interactive candids.




Bring Props:

This could be as simple as popping a bottle of champagne or bringing items that hold sentimental value! 






In essence, my speciality lies in immortalizing authentic and intimate moments- especially for couples who may feel camera-shy. My goal is to ensure your authenticity shines through in every shot and to freeze those candid, heartfelt moments that shows the true essence of your relationship.



In need of a Greater Atlanta photographer? Whether looking to capture a Proposal, Engagement session, Elopement or Maternity session, I look forward to providing you with memories to cherish for a lifetime! Check out the "book" tab on my website for more info and feel free to follow me on Instagram @capturedbyshantel ! Atlanta photographer atl photographer atlanta engagement photographer atlanta elopement photographer atlanta proposal photographer





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