How to Have Candid Wedding Photos

Capturing Candids: Your Guide to Authentic Wedding Day Images

Candid photo of bride laughing and groom pointing as they cut their wedding cake at Clifton Inn wedding

Why is it that more and more couples are asking for candid wedding photos these days? I think it’s because there is something so timeless and alluring about those real moments of connection and raw emotion on your wedding day. These unscripted moments are what make your wedding album truly special and reflect your unique love story and relationships.

I’m Lucy Jalin, a Charlottesville wedding photographer passionate about capturing candid moments in artful ways. In this blog post, I’m excited to share some tips on how to have candid wedding day photographs.

1. Building a Connection

First things first, a genuine connection between you and your photographer is key to capturing candid moments. That’s why the relationship piece of my role is so important. There are thousands of Virginia wedding photographers, so I truly consider it a privilege when couples choose to work with me. Unquestionably, that means that I want to get to know your unique story and vision and share in your excitement! Here’s another secret. When you can establish trust with your photographer, you’ll feel more relaxed and comfortable around them. Then you can feel the freedom to express yourselves authentically and those treasured moments will naturally flow out on your wedding day.

2. Be Present in the Moment

Your wedding day will undoubtedly be filled with a whirlwind of emotions. That’s why it’s so important to slow down and savor each moment. Take a deep breath, soak in the love and joy around you, and fully immerse yourself in the present. When you are fully present in the moment, you allow yourself to experience and embrace the magic of your wedding day. This leads to candid photos that perfectly encapsulate the genuine emotions you and your loved ones share.

3. Embrace Spontaneity

While there may be planned moments and poses throughout your wedding day, I encourage you to embrace spontaneity and go with the flow of the moment. Some of the most cherished and candid shots come from unexpected interactions and reactions. Whether it’s a spontaneous dance-off, a heartfelt laugh, or a tender exchange of glances, these genuine and unscripted moments add depth and soul to your photo collection. I can’t wait to be right there with you, capturing those precious instances that tell your unique love story.

4. Forget About the Camera

To truly capture candid photos, it’s important to let go of self-consciousness and forget about the camera. I don’t want you to worry about constantly posing and looking at the lens. Instead, I want you to relax, be yourself, and focus on the love and connections around you. When you engage in authentic interactions with your beloved, family, and friends, the magic of the day will unfold naturally. By being in the moment and freeing your authentic selves, we’ll capture those genuine expressions and emotions that make your wedding day truly yours.

I hope this post helped you understand the elements that help you have candid wedding day photos that feel unique and authentic. If you are looking for candid wedding photography in Charlottesville VA, I would be honored to be a part of your journey and would love to chat with you!

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Please send me a note through my contact form, and I’d love to hear all about your wedding day vision!

Candid photo of bride and groom and guests dancing in garden at Clifton Inn Charlottesville wedding

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