Wedding Photography Poses
One of the best ways to pose an awkward couple, and many wedding photographers would attest to this, is by simply not posing them. Confused? Instead of giving your bride and groom a long list of poses, ask them to walk and talk to each other. This might help to loosen them up a bit, and in the process, help you get some amazing photographs too. For example, ask them to walk to a certain point, kiss each other, do a little dancing, and walk back to you. Don’t worry if they don’t remember all your instructions. In case of any goof-ups, they will just laugh it off, and even then, you get the good shots! So win-win for both parties.
Forcing your clients to behave a certain way just because it will help you get that perfect portrait you imagined might make them feel even more awkward. And that is definitely not what you want to highlight through your photography. Yes, it’s great to get out of the comfort zone, but if you push an awkward couple who don’t indulge in any PDA to snuggle up for the photos, besides feeling uncomfortable, they might feel stupid too. When you have to pose an awkward couple, and you push them to be glam or sexy (even if it’s a part of your style) for the wedding photos, it might make them even more stiff and nervous. So your job as their wedding photographer is understanding your couple and finding different ways to show their love and bond. How you guide your couples through poses has to fit who they are and how they are together.
Assure your bride and groom that they don’t necessarily have to step out of their comfort zone or passionately kiss each other for their wedding portraits to look romantic. Some poses that you could work with when posing an awkward couple include standing nose to nose and looking at each other, cheek kiss, bride leaning back into groom’s chest, holding each other as they talk, whisper, and/or laugh.
At the end of the day, what you want is to work with a wedding photographer who not only has all the skills and equipment to get the job done, but is also willing to go out of their way to make the whole process as painless and enjoyable as possible for you and your partner – and that is what we at Della Bella Photography have to offer. Our goal is to provide you with exactly what you want so we made all of our packages fully customizable. Just tell us what you are looking for and we would be happy to work out a custom package for you.