Posing Tips for a Wedding
The use of different colored wedding photographs, for example black and white, is now gaining in
popularity with wedding couples.
There is nothing to rival the simplicity and elegance of black and white photos. The result of using a
few black and white images is often an artistic, nostalgic feeling image that couples love.
Many couples are also starting to request black and white pictures that have one item highlighted in
colour. It may the bride’s bouquet or the wedding rings. The idea is to offer different and unique options
that will give the newly married couple the wedding album of their dreams.
Long gone are the days of stiff, uncomfortable looking wedding photographs. More and
more couples are demanding that their wedding album be
more about them and their own ideas. They just don’t want their pictures to look like everyone else’s.
The freethinking photographer, i.e. you, should adapt to change and have some extra special
posing ideas in mind to happily accommodate your clients.
In addition to having ideas of your own, it is important to listen to what the couple has to say. They may already
have certain images pre-prepared in their minds that you have not thought about.
Some great family and friend themed poses that are gaining in popularity are multi generational pictures and
photos of the bride and groom together or separately with co-workers or old friends.
Take a family photo of everyone from Great-Grandmother to the newest addition of the family, thus giving
the family a keepsake that will be passed through the generations.
With the current trend of many people moving to live far awayfrom family, friends are quickly filling the void.
Any bridal couple will be delighted with a posed picture that includes all of the people who have made
their day special.
These are just a couple of ideas you can
run by your clients to be sure their wedding photography needs are met.
Don’t forget the fun. Not all of the wedding photographs have to be perfectly choreographed. A fun idea would be
to tell the wedding party to stand or sit where they want, engaged in conversation
and take a relaxed shot in a comfortable
setting, for example you may want to suggest a park or other natural setting to take some of the group pictures.
Not only does it create wonderful wedding pictures, but also it gives the bridal couple warm memories of their
You should also take a variety of poses of the bridesmaids and best man and page boys. For example,
images of the best man having fun with the bride and the bridesmaids, or acting silly with the groom are
always a big hit.
People often get very serious about weddings, breaking up the tension and enhancing the fun aspect of the
occasion makes great wedding photographs.
Finally, when considering posing ideas for a wedding, you should always keep the clients in mind,
creating for them a wedding album unlike anyone else’s.
Posing Tips for Wedding Photography