Photography Tips For Grooms

by | Bride, Grooms


Today Aussie photographer James Day is joining Polka Dot Groom to share his top tips for feeling comfortable in front of the camera.

Photo by James Day

1. Relax mate. You hired a photographer whose work you like, who you get along with and who sets you at ease. Now just let the photographer do their thing.

2. Have fun. Be your fun self. Have a beer with the guys and have a laugh. The photographer can work with this!

3. Do you get easily bored? Organise things to do whilst doing the formal shoot with the photographer. For instance, go to a fair if there’s one going on and get your photos there, organise a game of boules, have champagne and snacks handy during the shoot.. and just enjoy the company of your wife and closest friends!

4. Show an interest. It’s no secret that it’s the bride’s day, but take an interest in the photography and she will be one happy lady. Show the photographer your love towards your special lady rather than hiding it when the camera is around. You’ll be rewarded later that night that’s for sure!

5. Make sure the photographer gets a shot of you and your best mates. A photo like this is priceless down the track.

6. Show your groomsmen that you have complete faith in the photographer and you aren’t afraid to work it in front of the photographer. It will instantly set them at ease.

Thanks for joining us at Polka Dot Groom today James! Check out more of James’ work at his blog

  • Jaime @ "It's A Jaime Thing" says:
    September 15, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Great advice! Now if I could just get my husband to be happily willing to pose for pics w/me everywhere we go, life would be grand…lol. Instead, I get the “Honey, it’s time to put the camera away…” bit…lol. Of course I never listen! HA HA!


  • Jaime @ "It's A Jaime Thing" says:
    September 15, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Though I must say he was more than happy to pose for pics at our wedding…so I guess I was lucky for that…lol.

  • Kristin from {bridal buzz} says:
    September 16, 2008 at 6:32 am

    I totally agree with you Jamie! We had excellent wedding pictures, but my husband refuses to cooperate with my constant photo snapping. I can’t help it!

    But really, these are great suggestions, most guys do not know how to behave in front of a camera. 🙂



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