Help-Engagement Shoot felt very fake...
This is my first post - have been a long time viewer of project wedding and have gotten great ideas so far from you all - thanks for the inspiration ladies!!
The reason I'm finally writing a post is that I had a bit of a mini breakdown and didn't sleep at all last night worrying.
Got our engagement shoot done yesterday and it felt so staged and fake. Don't get me wrong - I feel very comfortable with photographer and obviously FI :-) Photographer was great telling us how to pose so it would look great, but its just that I felt like I was acting and had an out of body experience.
Call it innocence or nievety or both...but didn't realise that getting our pics done would feel so staged - I probably had this romantic view that myself and FI would be in the moment and this would be captured...but didn't feel like this at all...is this the only way to get amazing photos? If so - my romanticism is shattered. Am so worried about this, as afraid that I'll feel like this on the day and I will miss any "real" moments with my FI, cause I'll be worried about pictures? (As I said - having bit of irrational panic attack)
Our photographer did say that he'd be taking a lot from a distance on the day and only some staged between the ceremony and reception, so won't all be like that on the day. Don't want to change photographers as he really is lovely and is so competent and has great portfolio (also great reviews from other people)
Not sure if this makes sense to anyone? Has anyone ever felt this way? Or am I just having a bridezilla panic attack? (If it is - I don't feel too guilty - it is genuinely my first little panic attack about the wedding thankfully! & hopefully the last)
Appreciate any views?
Thanks for reading Ladies!