Creating a Fun, Natural Mood in Photos | Chicago Wedding Photographer | mandelettephoto.com

Creating a Fun, Natural Mood in Photos | Chicago Wedding Photographer

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Clients often tell me that they love the style of my work because my images look natural, like I am capturing real emotion between my clients. That’s all because I am! I love to start out by posing my clients how I want them to stand (see above), and then I add in either a corny joke, a popped bottle of champagne, or just let the clients work off of each other’s energy.

On wedding days, I like to act like a fly on the wall to capture those genuine, gorgeous smiles, that first tear, and the shared laughs. I always ensure that my settings are perfect before putting my clients in front of the camera! That ensures that no one has to wait for a shot, and I am always prepared to get those natural moments! 

One of my favorite images came by surprise. At Dani and Kevin’s portrait session on their wedding day (above), Kevin had brought out a bottle of champagne to open for a photo (I love this idea!!) Kevin was having a hard time with a tightly sealed cork, and this shot was a product of a surprise bottle-pop! I was prepared enough with both of my cameras to capture the exact moment it happened, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome. This is one of my favorite shots from their amazing day!

If you would like to learn more about how I pose my clients, be sure to take Amy and Jordan Demos’ Posing Course. They walk you through how to make clients feel comfortable in front of the camera, and educate photographers on posing high school seniors, families, couples, bridal parties, and brides! 

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