THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS POSING GUIDE | LOVE FROM AFAR #18

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. 

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You can use landscapes to your advantage when it comes to posing a couple/ bride & groom, it not only provides a backdrop and another elements to your image but it also helps frame the couple in a relaxed and contemplative moment. Choose a backdrop that isn't immediately behind the couple, for this type of shot horizons, hills and atmospheric skylines work perfectly. To make the most of the opportunity, a platform or raised area can help you frame the couple easier, alternatively if you cannot position the subjects high enough, try shooting upwards towards the couple; see EMBRACE THE LOVE #17  to master that pose. For a more causal pose ask your subjects to stand back to back and bring their shoulder (furthest shoulder from the camera) around slightly. Try experimenting by asking the couple to look in different directions, this type of pose often leads to genuine laughter so be prepared to capture the moments.