THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS POSING GUIDE | THE RULE OF THIRDS #31

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. 

The Rule of Thirds is a well known term in photography and a very classic way of achieving well composed images in camera. The technique divides an image into equal parts and requires you to place your subject or focus point on one of the points where the lines cross. This recent shot from Nicola & Adam's wedding in Cyprus is a perfect example of using the Rule of Thirds, to not only create a gorgeous image of the couple but also highlight the awesome backdrop. In this particular shot I'd asked Adam to stand behind Nicola and cuddle whilst looking away from the camera. In this situation, don't be afraid to ask the couple to hold the pose, if the first frame looks adorable, make sure you take full advantage of the situation. It's guaranteed the couple will feel slightly awkward, but awkwardness soon turns into laughter leading to genuine impromptu moments like this one.