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.
There are certain boxes you need to tick as a wedding photographer and one of them is perfecting the confetti shot. The confetti line is one tradition that is still really popular and I actually love the opportunities it gives us as photographers, you can capture a heap of emotion and fun in a single image. Whilst there isn't much 'posing' guides you need to give the Bride & Groom when it comes to the confetti walk, there are a few guidelines you should be giving them and a few pointers you should be aware of as a photographer.
Firstly you need to position the guests equally and ensure the 'walkway' leaves just enough room to allow the bride & groom to pass through, too wide and the confetti just wont reach. Secondly make sure everyone up and down the lines have confetti, make sure it's distributed evenly and even grab a groomsman or your assistant to aid with the distribution. Make sure you mention to the Bride & Groom to walk slowly, if they run through you could easily miss the opportunity to grab some awesome shots.
From there, make sure behind you is clear, for when you move backwards and ensure your shutter speed is as high as you can get it and snap away!