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.
I love pre wedding shoots, they're a fantastic way to meet up with couples, talk about their big day and snap a few informal portraits along the way. This week I'm sharing one of my favourite shots from Robyn & Jordan's Pre Wedding shoot at Roundhay Park, Leeds.
Even when you pose a couple, natural events can unfold in front of the camera. In this particular shot I'd asked Jordan to stand behind Robyn and cuddle whilst looking towards 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.
For alternative shots, keep the couple in the same position and move around to the cameras right and use a shallow depth of field to capture the bride-to-be's facial expression with a little bit of the grooms face appearing out of focus in the frame. To achieve a depth of field shots, take a look at THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS POSING GUIDE | SHOULDER REST #2