If you’re a bride that is a little anxious about how your groom is going to react to this whole “picture” thing, you’re not alone. We receive so many emails from brides who are worried that their groom won’t be into it and I have great news for you… you both are more photogenic than you think!
We are constantly surprising couples by discovering their hidden modeling skills and the most common response from our JSP Grooms is “That wasn’t as bad as I thought! It was actually fun”. Boom! Mission accomplished!
When the groom says that taking pictures was FUN, we have done our job well! Your engagement session is supposed to be fun and relaxed, not forced or awkward.
As you prepare for your shoot, there are a few things that you can do to help your groom know what to expect.
First of all, I highly recommend sitting down with your guy and showing him 2-3 of your favorite engagement sessions that I have photographed. Spend some time together scrolling through a few blog posts, this will allow him to gauge what his expectations should be.
I also recommend that you allow for plenty of time to get to your shoot! There is nothing worse than when a couple shows up late, and they have been arguing in the car! That is definitely going to put your groom in a bad mood!
Last but not least, remember to have patience with him and don’t assume that he’s not going to have a good time… I think you’ll be surprised how much you will both enjoy your session!