THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS POSING GUIDE | LITTLE & LARGE #40

Capturing those perfect moments with just the Bride & Groom is my all-time favourite part of a Wedding. It takes time, experience and a lot of skill to perfect portraiture in photography and my approach has always been to capture natural & creative photographs of the Bride & Groom. 

Each week I will share one of my Wedding Images, sharing my tips on posing, how to encourage the couple with feedback and prompts and give an overview of my camera settings. 

Remember that each Wedding is different, I have a handful of posing ideas I use, each pose can lead to something different and unique. Capturing a perfect portrait is not always about posing, asking the Bride and Groom to kiss can lead to genuine laughter, that moment can create some of the best photographs of the day.

Sometimes you rock up to a location or wedding venue and there's a backdrop you just have to utilise. If you're lucky enough to stumble across an awesome backdrop, whether that's graffiti, a gorgeous venue or a crazy wall or fence then make sure you maximise the opportunity. For this particular shot of Lucy & Dan during their pre wedding shoot in Manchester we came across this fantastic piece of work by Dale Grimshaw. To capture the whole backdrop stand approximately 20 - 30feet away from your subjects, ideally you want to keep your camera angle as straight as possible to avoid lens distortion. With regards to accuracy, posing the couple you can experiment at this point, as the subjects won't feel the main focus of the image they're more likely to act natural and feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Make sure you get snap happy with these wide angle shots, ensuring you don't miss a genuine sign of affection from the couple.