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.
Couples love photographs that they can frame and place in their home for all their family and friends to see. So, those romantic and traditional photographs do play an importance when you're posing couples. For a truly gorgeous shot, pick a desired backdrop and instruct the couple to face each other. Ask the groom to place his hand (furthest from the camera) on the brides lower back, and hold her hand with his other hand. Suggest the bride leans against his hand, ensure the groom is aware so he can position his feet to support the bride, once comfortable the bride can start to lean backwards as the groom supports her weight.
This isn't for every couple, but I would suggest you try the pose. Even if it doesn't turn out as you planned, you're more likely than not to capture some genuine laughter from the couple who are feeling slightly awkward, which in return creates an image with genuine laughter and facial expressions.