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.
Shooting a beach Wedding? Then you definitely need to convince the Bride & Groom to get their feet wet. Lindsey & Martin tied the knot in Scarborough and they were really up for hitting the beach for some portraits. It's certainly photographs such as this one that can make the front cover of the Wedding Album.
The pose is very simple to achieve, I usually start by positioning the Groom with his Right Shoulder facing me and ask him to bring his left shoulder around just enough so its coming into the frame. Then ask your Bride to stand behind him, cuddle up and place her head on the Groom's shoulder/back. For this, you need to ensure your groom looks comfortable, ask him to stand up straight, but don't have him looking like he's on guard.
For an alternative shot, ask your couple to look to their left, camera's right or even ask the Bride to close her eyes whilst she's resting her head on his back.
Have you had experience capturing Wedding Photographs on the Beach? Share your best camera settings to battle the harsh sunlight.