Tips on Posing for Wedding Photographs

April 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Let your natural beauty shine in your wedding photographs. Practice makes perfect, practice posing in advance by viewing previous photos of yourself and choose the poses that make you look great and practice your best angles as a couple in front of a mirror. Observe celebrity red carpet poses and bridal photographs to see if any might work for you. Experiment with different angles such as from above or below. Remember the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”, be picture perfect with these tips on posing for wedding photographs.

Before

Consider having your wedding photographs taken before your ceremony so that you will have more time to spend with your guests at the reception. Otherwise, get plenty of rest the night before taking wedding photographs and stay hydrated with lots of water. Complete all spa treatments about three days before your session. Get your haircut at least a week before snapping pics and have your hair washed and styled the night before or day of your photography appointment. Take your time applying make-up or employ the services of a professional make-up artist. Conduct an inventory of all your wedding attire and include everything from shoes to veil and have your items laid out or pre-packed for your studio shoot. Bring a touch-up kit containing a brush or comb, toothbrush, lipstick and powder.

Classic Wedding Poses

Tell the story of your wedding day through pictures beginning with a series of photos of before-the-ceremony activities such as the bride or the groom gazing into a mirror, hair styling, applying makeup, groom and best man putting on suits, father of the groom adjusting the tie of the groom, bridal gown spread upon a bed, bride reflecting out a window before donning her gown, father giving groom advice or mother and bride talking, the more natural these shots are the better. During the ceremony, arrange for action shots of all the bridal party participants including the flower girl, ring bearer, officiant, maids of honors, groomsmen, matron of honor and best man and the marrying couple. Key shots to include are the father giving away the bride, reciting of vows and “the kiss”. Be sure to include photographs of parents and grandparents and other beloved friends or family members. After the ceremony, take a few on-location pictures of the newly married couple and with the entire wedding party. At the reception, take as many pictures of everyone having fun and be sure to get photos of the first dance, champagne toasts, tossing of the bouquet and cutting of the cake. Lastly, a parting shot of the new couple as they leave toward their new lives together.

Creative Weddings Poses

Celebrate your unique personalities and convey these special qualities into your wedding day pictures through creative wedding poses. These types of poses may be practiced or candid, a spur of the moment and unrehearsed moment. If you share a special hobby or interest such as riding motorcycles or scuba diving, do not hesitate to take pictures showing off what brings you together. Have fun with your photos, pose with the wedding party and have everyone simultaneously jump in the air, an often yet very spontaneous type of shot because no two persons jump alike. Get nature involved, stand in the ocean surf and allow waves to crash around you as you kiss or make snow angels on a winter’s day and hold hands. The most important advice is simply to be yourselves, this type of honesty can never be faked.

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