Why he (she) doesn't like being photographed?
Why He (She) Doesn't Like Being Photographed?
It is common, that one member of the wedding couple doesn't like the camera. More often it is the groom (that's why she is in the brackets) but some brides are no different. What are the reasons? How to overcome it?
People are very creative when they want to avoid something that makes them feel uncomfortable. Reasons to try to sneak out from a bridal shoot, however, sounds usually very similar.
Most common reasons to run away from a photoshoot
I don't look good in the photos
This is the general, probably most often used excuse. Other alternatives for the same reasons are - I am not photogenic, I don't like my photos, I am unattractive...
I don't feel comfortable being photographed
If the appearance can't be blamed, then the feeling during the photo shoot is to blame.
I don't know what to do when the camera is focused on me
This puts the fear of the photographer back on him. This is saying - I am feeling lost during my shoot, I need help, I need guidance.
Self-explanatory reason. Not everybody is an outgoing extrovert - and doesn't have to be.
I don't want to ruin the album for her (him)
A "smart" move is trying to prevent the risk of "damaging" quality product.
I don't want other people to see my photos
Privacy is important, especially in today's world of the internet. Many people, however, use this card so they don't have to face their fears.
I don't need any photographs
This point is questionable - Yes, you may not need your wedding photos today, however, you may want to see them, when you get older.
Don't waste your time taking my photo
Some people sound very caring in an attempt to get what they (don't) want.
I am worried because I have...
...because I have a scar on my cheek, because I have a big nose, because I have a tattoo because I have big ears because I am bald...
There is a never-ending list of those possibilities of "I have..."
Some of those worries may be only another way of how to ask for reinsurance from me as your photographer, that I will make you look beautiful in your wedding photos, or that I will make you feel relaxed and comfortable during your wedding day.