THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS POSING GUIDE | COZY UP #33

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. 

This lovely pre wedding shot with Pip & Hayden sums up everything an engagement session should include. A fun and relaxed shot that shows the couple at ease with a gorgeous backdrop. This pose ensures that all arms and hands are within the frame but still allows you to crop the shot at their waists. With these particular shots I always begin with a wide shot and move in for a closer crop such as this one. Instruct the groom-to-be to wrap his arm across his wife-to-be and instruct her to clutch his arm with her left hand on top of her right to place emphasis on the engagement ring. This particular shot is great to capture if your clients feel slightly awkward with their hands and where to place them, so by having their arms wrapped around each other it not only eliminates that awkwardness, it also creates a gorgeous portrait of a couple in love!