Feel comfortable in front of the camera with Washington's Persimmon Images #Sponsors: Photographers#seattle#washington#wedding coupon codes#wedding photographer Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Sep 24 2013) Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Kat and Justin are the husband-and-wife team behind our Seattle-based sponsor Persimmon Images. They specialize in all-day (not hourly) wedding photography that starts when you get ready and ends when the celebration winds down. As Kat and Justin put it: "We want to be there to tell the whole story of the wedding day, not just bits and pieces." They also want to make sure that you're totally comfortable in front of their cameras, so they've offered up five helpful hints as to how you can easily feel at-ease being photographed. Kat and Justin spend a lot of time getting to know you guys so that you're all friends when it comes time for the big show. They're fully aware that the experience of being photographed can be very intimate, and they want you to feel at ease — acting natural enough to show your sweet sweet love for each other — in front of the camera. Persimmon Images will play a lot of games, tell a lot of stories, and use plenty of fun prompts to help bring out your smiles, laughter, and tears. The end result: photographs that both look amazing AND show off your real love and emotion. With that in mind, here are Persimmon Images five tips for feeling natural in front of the camera: Stay grounded. If you start to feel nervous or on-edge, take a deep breath and give your sweetie's hand a squeeze. Try to come back to your body rather than focusing on what's going on in your head. Be true to you. If you are generally silly together, be silly during your photo session. If you aren't big fans of PDA, don't push it for the camera. Hold hands like you usually hold hands and love like only you know how to love. Just be your normal spazzy or serious selves, and be good to each other. Tell secrets and share stories. Your engagement and wedding are a time to celebrate togetherness. We've found that one of the best ways to get into that mindset is by reminiscing about favorite memories or sharing future hopes and dreams with each other. Switch it up. If you're feeling excited or on edge, try walking hand in hand to shake it out or playing a game of tag. If you feel relaxed and reflective, have a seat and sharing a quiet moment. Then, switch it up! Let it out. It's OK to cry, seriously! We know a lot of women (and men) who are really concerned about "cry face." But we have seen time and time again that if you are genuinely moved by emotion, a beautiful moment is about to take place, and the resulting photograph will be stunning. The same goes for laughing your ass off! OFFBEAT PROMOTIONS: Persimmon Images is gifting a free lay-flat coffee table engagement album. Just mention Offbeat Bride when you book 'em. To celebrate a year of marriage equality in Washington state, same-sex couples get a $500 discount. Just mention this post when you book your wedding. Kat and Justin only work with a limited number of couples each year so they can make sure to give y'all the highest quality of service. So if you want to have an awesome team of photographers — who really care enough to get to know and give you the best photos EVAR — you'll want to snag Persimmon Images ASAP before they book up! Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Do a circle dance instead of a receiving line NEXT Catherine & Agustin's chic Latino love on a budget wedding Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Love the letters-and-heads placement of that first shot — brilliant! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.