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.
For a lovely moment of the Bride & Groom, in love and giggly, position yourself low to the ground to capture them at a slightly higher angle. Ensure you choose a background that reaches high enough to fill the frame and remember to consider distortion if you choose a manmade backdrop such as a building or wall. This particular pose places less emphasis on the background so something simple like foliage works well. Ask the groom to stand behind the bride and wrap his hands around her waist, this pose works best when the couples hands are connected so ask the bride to lay her hands over the top. Ensure their heads are placed close together and that they both look comfortable in the frame. To achieve a similar shot with the groom kissing the Bride take a look at THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS POSING GUIDE | TIMELESS ROMANCE #13