Intro to Wedding Poses
Most of our clients may love candid and spontaneous shots for weddings, but good posing can be a BIG plus to couple shot session - usually taken after ceremony. Our couples sometimes feel awkward and clumsy at the first half of the shooting but towards the end of the wedding, they feel relaxed and often can do much better.
So here are some good poses we'd to share with couples who want to improve their poses. Slight adjustments can light up the mood of the photo:)
1. Formal Close Stand
This is one of the formal poses you must have. The couple stand side-by-side facing the camera. Make sure your bodies touch closely and comfortably place the hands and feet. You can either look at the camera or look at each other.
2. Formal Open Stand
The two of you can stand one-step away from each other, holding hands with the other hands dangling down comfortably by the side. Again, look at the camera or each other.
This can also be shot from the back.
3. Face-to-face Closeup
The bodies are closed off, and the couple are facing each other. The groom holds the bride around her waist or holds her hand. Both look at each other, so we can get a candid shot. This is an intimate and sweet pose that everyone would love;)
4. Holding Bride from the Back
In this pose, the groom is holding the bride from her back and placing the arms around her waist. You can both look away if it is in scenic landscape to create a remote candid image. You can also look at each other with the bride's one hand touching the groom's face. Do an about-to-kiss or a real kiss for close-up shots like in the first sample picture. This is very romantic and candid.
5. The Dip/Swing
To add some action to the shooting, the groom has one arm around the bride's waist and the other hand holding her hand or neck. This is a GORGEOUS pose if you do it right.
6. Carry Her Up
The groom can carry the bride in the two poses - holding the hips or the legs, which really depending on the weight and height. This pose can be really cute and spontaneous.
7. Focus on Just Bride or Groom
This pose is to have two of you standing in distance, holding hands or not. And we focus on one of you with the other one blurred as the background. We simply add some variation by using angles and depth.
8. Penguin Kiss
One of the cutest poses we love. Couples just need to stand in distance and kiss in the middle, with hips sticking out a little bit. It's a perfect pose for silhouette.
9. The Walk
Two of you can walk slowly towards or away from the camera. It's perfect for candid shots like the ones in the examples below.
10. The Run/Jump
Yah, this is for you to have some fun, loose the shoes and run around.
These posing tips are just for your to start with. Each couple has something different from others.
We try to create personalized poses from different angle or using different lens.
Most importantly, we encourage you to find your comfortable intimate movements.
A few formal shots will be the foundation for a set of couple shots on wedding. We will prefer more dynamic action shots to capture naturally romantic moments on your wedding - to make the photos more YOU.
Next time, we will show you "How To Kiss in front of the Camera".
Let us know how if you have any thoughts or comments.
WE can definitely create something special and fun!