THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS POSING GUIDE | TAKE A BACK SEAT #39

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 first time the Bride & Groom take a seat in the back of their wedding car is an important shot a photographer needs to document. For a gorgeous portrait of the Bride and Groom, ensure the Groom is sat furthest from the camera so the Bride isn't obstructed. Ensure the bouquet is placed across the couple’s knees and pointed slightly towards the camera. Use the leading lines of the car to direct the viewers towards the couple, the framing of the car door or window will aid your composition. Once you’re happy with the composition, begin directing the couple with various posing ideas, ask them to look directly towards the camera, out to their guests and once you’re, happy ask them to snuggle together and kiss. This intimate shot of a couple in love is one your clients will really appreciate, be conscious that most wedding cars are rented and you may have limited time with the vehicle. Also don’t be afraid to ask the driver to reposition the car or move it into better light if you need that. 

Once you’re happy with the close crop, step back to capture a shot of the entire car as well as the venue in the background.