Wedding photography can be pressuring and hectic. There are many elements to capture on a wedding day. Prior to the wedding day, always scan the venue/s and note down spots that will compliment the poses, keep a check on the romantic settings and surroundings that would beautifully frame the precious moments.
Also, the bride and groom might have some of their list of must-have images, try to meet their requirements and get them to recommend you to their close acquaintances. Keeping everything in mind, here are some of the 7 best wedding poses that you can suggest to the bride and the groom.
- The classic pose
As the name suggests, the classic pose is an all-time favorite that the couples will want to print and showcase. To capture this image perfectly, make sure at least three-quarters of the bride’s and groom’s bodies are visible. All you need to do is, make them smile, no matter which way their bodies are facing.
- Background classic pose
To capture this pose, keep the couple in the classic pose, but move far away from them so that their full bodies are in the frame along with much of the background. Whether the background is a church, their favorite ice cream shop or a forest, use the rule of thirds to make this image pop. You could even play with sunlight to create natural light flares.
- Details Galore Pose
Use your macro lens and your imagination to get some elegant and evergreen shots of their rings or wedding bouquet. Create a creamy bokeh effect on the images with the depth of field. Ask the couple to place their hands over each other’s, resting either on her gorgeous dress or holding the flowers. For a change of pace, you could rest their hands on his tailor-made suit.
- Under the veil pose
One of the most classic weddings poses. You can go one step further and join the couple under the veil definitely not too close so that the viewers get the feeling of being invited into this special moment. If there is a breeze in the air, use this to create movement within the veil, which adds more magic to the image.
- Breathing room pose
Search a beautiful setting in which the bride and groom can sit with their back towards you. This could a boat pier or flight of stairs, all it should have is a great background. The couple could relax together and enjoy the view, while you take snaps of the entire setting from behind. This also ensures you capture important details, such as the back of her dress and her hair.
- Wardrobe adjustment pose
When the couple stands up from tip 9, ask the groom to smooth out the bride’s dress, or make any minor adjustments necessary. You can capture this moment on camera.
Ask him to check any bows which need to be re-tied or adjusted. Move around them to capture his actions, as well as their facial expressions.
- Walking towards the camera pose
Choose a fabulous spot where the bride and groom can walk towards the camera holding hands. The groom could twirl the bride round a few times to capture some natural laughter, or even lift her up. Use your aperture technique to create depth on the images also make it of softer texture.
If you are not able to capture the end of the festivities, you might have to create this shot. This image is, to sum up, the entire day. This shot could be captured along the staircase, getting into an elevator or getting into the wedding car. It is the idea of an intimate moment, so it is best captured if the newlyweds don’t look at the camera.
Also, try not to miss capturing the wedding makeup at its purest form. The bride has been struggling hard to find the perfect bridal makeup, thus it should not be missed.