Wedding photo session

Choosing poses for wedding photo shoots

For all new­ly­weds, a wed­ding is a unique mem­o­rable day. In addi­tion to the gen­er­al fes­tive mood, flow­ers and con­grat­u­la­tions, the pres­ence of a pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­ph­er and cam­era is manda­to­ry, because the pho­tos will be inter­est­ing to look at years lat­er, to show to chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, not every­one has the gift of pos­ing for the cam­era at ease. This is espe­cial­ly true for shy grooms, who some­times wor­ry no less than their brides dur­ing prepa­ra­tions for the wed­ding.

In order for pho­tog­ra­phy to be most suc­cess­ful, it is worth­while to think over the basic tech­niques and pos­es in advance, rehearse them togeth­er in front of a mir­ror, and then give a hint to the pho­tog­ra­ph­er.

How to pose for the bride?

Of course, the high­light of any wed­ding and its main focus is the beau­ti­ful bride. On this day, all eyes and flash­lights are riv­et­ed to her mag­i­cal image, care­ful­ly thought out and ver­i­fied. There­fore, for a wed­ding archive, it is worth cap­tur­ing all the sub­tleties of the dress, make­up and bou­quet. It will be use­ful to sub­tly beat the shoes and man­i­cure in the pho­tographs. Of the main clas­sic images for a por­trait of the bride, the fol­low­ing can be dis­tin­guished.

Close up top view

A good angle, suit­able for any type of face. The girl can sit on a chair or in a car, look up into the lens from the bot­tom up.

In this posi­tion, the upper ele­ments of the hair­style, make­up, jew­el­ry on the veil or hair, ear­rings and neck­laces are clear­ly vis­i­ble.

A look from under the veil

A mys­te­ri­ous gen­tle image with a sweet smile and a sparkling look. The bride stands side­ways to the pho­tog­ra­ph­er, slight­ly bow­ing her head, the cam­era is focused on her eyes. The veil in this case will serve as a back­ground — a light cloud around the bride’s face.

Dress as a symbol

You can cap­ture a wed­ding attire with stan­dard full-length pho­tos, with a bou­quet of flow­ers, in front or in a semi-pro­file. But in order to make an unusu­al accent and high­light the sub­tleties for which the dress was cho­sen, you need to come up with some­thing orig­i­nal. For exam­ple, the look of the bride over her shoul­der, with her back to the lens. Often wed­ding dress­es have a stun­ning­ly beau­ti­ful back that is not infe­ri­or to the neck­line. In addi­tion, in such a pho­to the neck, jew­el­ry and curls of the bride will be vis­i­ble.

If the pho­to is of a small­er plan, then you can empha­size both the beau­ti­ful curve of the waist and the lac­ing of the corset.

Emphasis on shoes

Wed­ding shoes are the sub­ject of spe­cial pride of any bride. After all, a wed­ding is almost a fab­u­lous event, and every­one wants to feel like a princess. Shoes are cho­sen accord­ing to the out­fit and are most often worn only once. So why not cap­ture this attribute? To add aes­thet­ics, a pho­to with a shoe can be beat­en accord­ing to the clas­sic ver­sion of Cin­derel­la, on the beau­ti­ful stair­case of a palace, man­sion, park. You can also demon­strate the shoes in a play­ful pose, slight­ly rais­ing the edge of the crino­line, while look­ing down at your feet.

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Emphasis on manicure

Wed­ding nail art has been pop­u­lar for quite some time, there are even spe­cial styles of man­i­cure for brides. It is dis­tin­guished by spe­cial solem­ni­ty and fem­i­nin­i­ty, it is dif­fi­cult to con­fuse it with evening or every­day wear.

You can cap­ture beau­ti­ful nails dur­ing close-ups of the exchange of rings, as well as when the groom takes the bride’s hand in his hands.

Poses for the groom

It so hap­pened in the wed­ding tra­di­tion that the image of the groom in the pho­tographs com­ple­ments and com­pletes the image of the bride. Pos­es are cho­sen depend­ing on the wish­es of the cou­ple, but they should be as nat­ur­al as pos­si­ble and fit the new­ly­weds in char­ac­ter. It is worth decid­ing in advance which image the groom will broad­cast on cam­era. It can be a gen­tle knight or a bru­tal head of the fam­i­ly, a pro­tec­tor or a pas­sion­ate lover.

Depend­ing on the image, the appro­pri­ate pose is select­ed in a par­tic­u­lar pho­to.

  • A kneel­ing knight hold­ing the bride’s hand or hold­ing out a bou­quet. The pho­to is tak­en in pro­file.
  • Pho­to in pre-rev­o­lu­tion­ary retro style. The head of the fam­i­ly sits on a chair, and the bride stands a lit­tle behind, putting her hand on the groom’s shoul­der.
  • Embrace from behind, when the groom’s hands lie on the bride’s waist, sym­bol­ize patron­age and pro­tec­tion. At the same time, the bride looks into the lens, and the groom can gen­tly kiss her on the ear or bliss­ful­ly rev­el in the smell of her hair.

Pho­tos with ele­ments of humor, fun­ny pos­es and faces will not be super­flu­ous, if the groom is not against fun­ny fool­ish­ness.

Sep­a­rate­ly, the por­trait of the groom can be cap­tured sur­round­ed by friends, beat­ing a cheer­ful com­pa­ny in any suit­able way. Or the groom stand­ing on the steps of the reg­istry office and look­ing excit­ed­ly at his watch.

How to stand together?

All of the above is only a small part of the wed­ding album, and you should not get hung up on sin­gle pho­tos. The main part of the archive, of course, should be joint pho­tos of the new­ly­weds. To draw up a rough plan of wed­ding pos­es, it is worth men­tal­ly going through the solemn cer­e­mo­ny from the very begin­ning. Meet­ing with the bride. A touch­ing moment, which in the pho­to­graph is intend­ed to express joy and a long-await­ed con­nec­tion.

Casu­al pos­es with smiles and even laugh­ter suc­cess­ful­ly con­vey a feel­ing of hap­pi­ness.

  • The groom can pick up the bride in his arms and lift it up a lit­tle. It will seem that the cou­ple ran towards each oth­er.
  • Strong hugs sym­bol­ize a meet­ing after a long sep­a­ra­tion, because for lovers, every minute seems like an eter­ni­ty.
  • Slow rap­proche­ment, when the groom looks with hope and timid­i­ty at the approach­ing mod­est bride, who has her eyes down­cast.
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In the reg­istry office, dur­ing the wed­ding pro­ce­dure, the pho­tog­ra­ph­er can choose any close-ups — they will all be good for the wed­ding album. The moment of the announce­ment of hus­band and wife, the sig­na­ture on the cer­tifi­cate, the exchange of rings and, of course, the first kiss in the sta­tus of hus­band and wife. As a rule, dur­ing the cer­e­mo­ny there is no time and desire to be dis­tract­ed by thoughts about planned pos­es, so let there be nat­ur­al emo­tions and expe­ri­ences.

A pho­to ses­sion in a stu­dio is held after paint­ing, usu­al­ly in a beau­ti­ful hall or hall of the reg­istry office.

Hap­py new­ly­weds can be cap­tured against the back­drop of mir­rors or in beau­ti­ful arm­chairs, if the set­ting allows.

Group pho­tos with rel­a­tives and close friends are also tak­en here. It is also impor­tant to record the moment of con­grat­u­la­tions to the new­ly­weds, when the guests present flow­ers and say their first wish­es.

Cre­ative pho­tographs can show the exit of a new­ly-mar­ried cou­ple under the han­dle from the reg­istry office, which is accom­pa­nied by actions in the form of sprin­kling with rose petals or white doves released into the sky. All these moments will per­fect­ly com­ple­ment the wed­ding album. If pos­si­ble, the groom can car­ry the bride out of the reg­istry office in his arms.

The pho­tog­ra­ph­er at this moment should be care­ful to cap­ture the smil­ing face of the groom, and not the con­cen­trat­ed, seri­ous, when he tries to hold the bride and not stum­ble on the stairs.

Any wed­ding is a sea of ​​kiss­es and hugs. You can make a whole selec­tion of touch­ing pho­tos and insert them into the album on each page between all oth­er pho­tos.

  • The groom gen­tly hugs the bride by the waist, Eski­mo kiss nose to nose, eye to eye. Cam­era on the side.
  • The same pose, but the back view of the bride. The groom’s hands form a heart on the waist of his beloved. In this pho­to, the back of the bride’s dress will be clear­ly vis­i­ble.
  • Touch­ing pos­es are obtained with the touch­es of the groom’s hand on the ten­der face of the bride, with a patron­iz­ing kiss on the fore­head.
  • A thought­ful pose, when the groom hugs the bride to him and looks into the dis­tance, as if through the years, and she trust­ing­ly press­es against his chest and clos­es her eyes.

In the bosom of nature

Land­scapes at any time of the year look much more alive than any inte­ri­or delights, so do not neglect the nat­ur­al beau­ties to cre­ate wed­ding pho­tos. If the weath­er and air tem­per­a­ture allow, you can plan a walk out­side or a short trip out of town to scenic spots with your guests.

The col­ors of the sun­ny sum­mer sea­son will dec­o­rate wed­ding pho­tos bet­ter than any design­er. Depend­ing on the area, choose the most pic­turesque cor­ners and try to feel what nature itself will tell you.

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On the sea coast, these can be roman­tic pos­es on the sand, a cou­ple’s gaze into the dis­tance, into the open spaces of the sea, or the groom lying with his head on the bride’s lap.

On a for­est path, a road through a field or a park, cute pho­tos are obtained in the form of a cou­ple walk­ing for­ward. The lens is kept at a dis­tance, the cou­ple moves away, hold­ing hands and smil­ing at each oth­er, slight­ly turn­ing their heads.

Fab­u­lous win­ter time is in har­mo­ny with the snow-white out­fit of the bride. Snow flakes, frost on the trees will go well with wed­ding attrib­ut­es. Unless, of course, the win­ter turned out to be snowy. Oth­er­wise, it is bet­ter to refuse pho­tograph­ing in nature in chilly windy weath­er. If the win­ter did not let you down, and the bride has a wed­ding coat or coat attached to the out­fit, then you can arrange a short pho­to shoot in the win­ter park. Choose the lush spruce clos­est to the path and beat the image from dif­fer­ent angles. Also, the walk can be sup­ple­ment­ed with a game of snow­balls, a demon­stra­tion of cones or spruce branch­es in the joined palms of the new­ly­weds.

The time of the spring awak­en­ing of life, drops and the first bird chimes sug­gests cap­tur­ing the same pic­ture as in the win­ter ver­sion, but focus­ing on the melt­ing of ici­cles, on pic­turesque streams. In late spring, when the first flow­ers have already appeared, pho­tos with lilacs, flow­er­ing apple trees and cher­ries will be espe­cial­ly ten­der.

The vibrant gold­en reds of autumn make a great back­drop for wed­ding pho­tos. Against the back­ground of crim­son foliage, the bride’s snow-white out­fit will stand out like a white cloud. Autumn pho­tographs are suc­cess­ful­ly obtained by a pond or lake, when the foliage is reflect­ed in the already icy clear water.

It is pos­si­ble to make a wreath of gold maple leaves for the bride, as long as it does not dam­age the hair­style.

Beautiful examples

To take the best pho­tos of your wed­ding, it is not so nec­es­sary to com­plete­ly copy oth­er peo­ple’s ideas. It is enough to catch the gen­er­al vec­tor and mood, take into account the nature of the part­ner and bring into the lens all your love for each oth­er.

Photo montage “On the cloud”

The groom’s head lies on the bride’s knees, she gen­tly hugs his face with her hands. Both have the hap­py look of an already engaged cou­ple.

Dance kiss, bottom view

An unusu­al angle that gives the impres­sion of a dance step in which the part­ners kissed furtive­ly.

wedding ring frame

Not so much orig­i­nal as sym­bol­ic per­spec­tive. Such a pho­to can be put on the front page of the wed­ding album.

Pho­tog­ra­pher’s tips about mis­takes at a wed­ding pho­to shoot in the video below.