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 lovely shot captured of Steph & Darren offers a composition that’s flattering to both the Bride & Groom and shouts ‘traditonal’ the perfect image for the newly weds to send out to their parents and grandparents. Position the Bride facing straight towards the camera and ask the Groom to stand to her left, have him wrap his hand underneath hers so the bouquet is central in the image. Ask them to squeeze close together to create that intimacy you’re looking for, ensuring the Groom's back is straight. Have them both engage with the camera, you may need to say something funny at this point and be ready to capture that genuine laughter. For another capture ask them to kiss and then turn and hold each other. This pose also works perfectly for a full length portrait so make sure you experiment !