Wedding Photography - The Beginners Posing Guide

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Weddings are a beautiful journey with the couple at the heart of the journey. Wedding photography is a great opportunity to capture the couple in all shades of their emotions. As one retraces memories, the couple will most definitely look back at themselves together on their most special day of their life. Poses can be explored and it is necessary to treat every client specially, and go with vibes and poses, which will bring out the best in them. Here are a few tips on poses:

Posing Tips on wedding photography for beginners:


1. Explore, treat every couple exclusively
Have that heart to heart dialog, be a keen observer, research, this will help to know the couple better and you can develop your instincts on the best way of capturing the couple. Explore ways in bringing out the natural and spontaneous emotions in the couple; this will result to some awesome captures. Every couple is exclusive and will have their own style, and there are some poses just purely for the couple. Remember there is no standard handbook for emotions, so you will need to understand the couple, and follow your instincts in capturing them on their special day.

2. The Familiar Must-Haves

The familiar posing basics work, you may have captured them a zillion times, but remember that every couple carry their own magic. It is always a first for the couple; do remember to try out a few familiar poses. Poses like, that romantic blushing kiss or peck, the eye-lock and a close-up shot, the romantic embrace looking at the photographer, some playful shots, some outdoor shots, some full-length and some close portraiture shots are familiar shots which will go a long way.

3. The Contemporary

It feels good to be update, study from wedding blogs, magazines and literature available. Experiment with trendy and bold posing styles. Also remember that poses may bring out the best emotion from a couple but may also make them really look awkward, while trying contemporaries you will have to just follow your natural instinct and believe that the pose may just capture the couple in their very best emotion together. The heart-shaped poses, or a romantic lift-up, a private little dance moment, or an elevated shot of the couple kissing each other are a few things to keep update and explore with the couple.

4. The Natural Elements

Every wedding venue will have their own elements, try and capture the couple in the natural backdrop with trees, the hedges, the corridors, the aisle, the street. Use the environment to your benefit and you will find some really cool shots.

5. Have fun, keep your hat on

Posing may be fun, but for the couple that turn models for the first time, try and make it as effortless as possible. There should be no awkward moments. Do remember that, as the couple enjoy the posing in front of the camera, the better shots you may have.

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