THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS POSING GUIDE | LEADING LINES #29

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 gorgeous shot of Shelie & Junior showcases love, connectedness and simplicity all within a relaxed setting. There's a bit more than meets the eye, the position of the subjects was purposely chosen to take advantage of the rule of thirds and leading lines. To achieve a similar shot, you need to keep your eyes peeled for structures and buildings that have leading lines, you're guaranteed to find this task easier in built up and city locations. Once you have a building/structure in shot, you need to position your subjects at one end of the leading lines, for this shot in particular, the wall to the right adds a fantastic line that draws the eye straight to the subjects. Combining leading lines and the rule of thirds works perfectly in this type of shot, notice I kept some negative space slightly to the left of the frame, experiment with your own compositions and see what you can achieve.