Tuesday, 29 November 2011

No Cheese!

'And now everybody...smile!' Click.
The sounds that are at the start of some truly cringe-worthy pictures.
Fake smiles held slightly too long so the eyes glaze over a little, we've all seen them and had them taken of us. Someone says 'Cheese', we all repeat it and end up looking like Wallace having a go at Grommit.
But don't worry, there is a better way.

As a photographer it never ceases to amaze me how often I come across people behind the camera who just don't have great interpersonal skills. They have all the technical knowledge and they have all the gear but they forget that there is real a person standing in front of them.
Now to be fair I do get a bit silly at times when I'm taking portraits (and if we're going for a moody look it can be slightly counterproductive) but on your wedding day I reckon you're supposed to be happy.
Well some nice really nice photographs (you can see loads in the RobG Photography wedding galleries) and qute a few silly ones.

I want people to come away from having their photograph taken with a smile on their faces.
Over 200 people in a group doing jazz hands at a recent wedding in Kent can't be wrong.

When the bridesmaids are too tall something must be done!

Nice to see him making that special effort with his appearance on the wedding day isn't it?

The jazz hands method of relieveing tension just before the ceremony.

I can't take any credit for organising this awesome bit of photobombing by their son, it was all him.

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