I can read body language as well as the next bloke... and the message from Bevan was loud and clear! He didn't really want to be there. And he didn't want his photo taken.
Well, I totally get that. I also dread the lens being pointed in my direction. For me, its on par with a visit to the dentist (apologies Bruce & Barry). So we were on the same wave length from the very beginning.
And, as you can see, it didn't take long to crack that tough exterior - Rikki turned him to marshmallow. I even got a "well, that wasn't really too bad after all" or something along those lines, when it was all done and dusted.
This is the main reason why I offer engagement sessions as part of every wedding collection (the photos are just a bonus). It allows you, as a couple, to get comfortable with being in front of the camera before your big day. It also shows those of us who are "camera-shy" that it doesn't hurt one little bit - it is actually fun! So see it as a treat for you both as a couple - a treasured little moment in time when you get to think about nothing but your partner, and the reasons you are together.
There is no doubt that a wedding is a HUGE event to organise, and as the chaos unfolds around you, it can be easy to forget the reason you are doing it in the first place. Let me remind you....