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 super cute shot of the Bride & Groom, go for a higher vantage point so you're capturing the shot from above. The great thing about this pose is it can be captured almost anywhere, provided there is somewhere for them to perch their bums, and can add a totally different image to the final collection you give your clients. Once you have found that seating place, ask them both to take a seat and for the Groom to wrap his arm around the Bride's back, from there you can experiment with various poses. Ask them firstly to look at each other, a quick kiss and then you can try things such as placing the Bride's head onto the grooms chest and whisper jokes to one another. For this particular shot of Tracy & Ian, I asked them to look off in different directions, with lots of family and friends around them it was bound to bring out a smile.