Our Guide to Overcoming Your Wedding Photo Nerves

February 17, 2020
The Vijitt Resort Phuket

Although wedding photoshoots may not seem like much in the weeks leading up to the shoot itself, they can be quite a significant challenge on the day you’re all dressed and made up to take the photos of a lifetime. With a beautiful wedding location, a highly-skilled photographer, the best make-up artist, and hairstylist, the only part of the wedding photo shoot that’s left to take care of is yourself.

No matter who you’re with, or what your religion may be, getting ready for wedding photoshoots are a non-negotiable part of any wedding. This is even truer if you’re planning to have a picture-perfect wedding on the fine, white-sand beaches of Phuket.

Understandably, having a wedding photoshoot for your Phuket beach wedding can be nothing short of absolutely nerve-wracking. It can even reach the point where you overthink and start an inner debate about your looks and poses.

The reality of having bad wedding photos is that they can only be bad if you let them be so. Remember that overthinking can undoubtedly make the whole session worse. Fortunately, you can easily avoid a severe case of the wedding photo nerves and cut out the possibility of having poor wedding photos by taking in the right information and preparing accordingly.

To ensure that you don’t let the jitters get the best of you before, during, and after your wedding photoshoot, here are a few tips to kick wedding photo nerves to the curb and get the picture-perfect shots:

1. Get a much-needed warm-up with the help of a pre-wedding shoot
One of the most underrated tips that thousands of couples have used to achieve their own perfect shots is preparing before the big (shoot) day with the help of a pre-wedding photoshoot.

During a pre-wedding photoshoot, you’ll be able to spend some much-needed time on knowing which poses work best for you while figuring out what needs to happen to get the perfect shot for your Instagram post and mantle at home. Instead of rushing your way through a photoshoot during the jam-packed wedding itself, a pre-wedding shoot gives you enough alone time to focus on getting a set of photos that best sums up your love for each other.

2. Rework the way you smile with something that truly makes you laugh
A common pain point that most wedded couples have when it comes to wedding photos is that they weren’t able to smile or laugh genuinely to have their emotions shine through the final printed and framed shots.

As a way to get an idea of how you can genuinely laugh in your photoshoot, here are a few suggestions worth considering:

  • Have your photographer (or a best man or bridesmaid) yell out corny jokes that are so bad that you can’t keep it in but laugh
  • Play a video or special moment caught on tape right before the photographer takes your shots
  • Get a photographer who does photoshoots like this

Final words
While there may not exactly be a miracle cure to having a “perfect” photoshoot, coming prepared can help with overcoming your wedding photo nerves and capturing the most special shots. If you’re looking for the best location to have your Phuket beach wedding photoshoot in, look no further because The Vijitt Resort has everything that you’ll ever need for the perfect shots! If you want a tranquil beachfront escape situated in a tropical island at a luxury resort, book a stay at The Vijitt Resort Phuket today!