Are wedding pose ideas stressing you out? Don’t fear, that’s where I come in! I’ve got you! The best wedding photos are ones that show emotion and creativity- allowing you to be yourselves and live in the moment. The more original and personal your photo shoot, the more you will have memories of your big day that are unique and different from other weddings. Remember to use these ideas as inspiration, but don’t be afraid to think outside the box! There’s also no need to do all of these poses in one session; it may take several sessions or locations before capturing each pose perfectly. Also, remember to have fun and be in the moment!
It’s important to choose a pose that best represents you as a couple because it will show through in your pictures! If you’re looking at bridal magazines or searching on Pinterest, there are thousands of examples of how other brides have posed their grooms. But remember: It’s all about finding something that fits you and your partner! My shooting style is very movement oriented but I base it off of what makes you and your partner comfortable! I usually use what you are already doing (ex: how you are sitting, how you are standing, how you are cuddling, etc) as a base pose and capture the moment exactly how it is with some fun angles. Here are just a few poses I like to use on a wedding day:
This wedding was tons of fun because I was really given the creative freedom as a second shooter to get some really unique shots and add those special images to the gallery! I really tried to utilize the venue space by shooting through and across the lights they had hung up! It added even more emotion by getting to shoot through the window creating an intimate moment while the couple sat on the inside.
We used chairs during the group photos to add an effect of different heights. We took some photos of people looking different directions, standing in front of the bar at a distance to add depth, etc. I even stayed on the second floor of the venue to take photos of the bride walking down the isle so that we were able to give a more creative focal point. Towards the end of the night we were able to capture some really cool flash photos during the cake cutting and on the dance floor playing with the lights.
In the end, having a solid mix of fun poses as well as candid moments captures the entirety of the day and really ties the whole gallery together! When couples trust me and the process, the outcome tends to be the most creative and genuine. Even more so, when couples plan engagement shoots with me before their wedding it helps to establish an element of trust and you get the chance to learn my process as well as get to know each other. This helps in adding a level of comfortability with one another allowing for us to create images that are more unique to you and your love story. These images will be around for a lifetime and I believe it is so important to find someone that you connect with that will capture you and your emotions exactly as they unfold on your big day!
So, now that you have plenty of pose ideas for your wedding photos, it’s time to find a photographer who can bring them to life! If taking a creative spin on your typical wedding pose ideas and valuing the candid images that evoke emotions sounds like it’s right up your ally, connect with me here so that we can start bringing all your unique wedding ideas to life! I can’t wait to chat with you!
Venue: Colony House
Planner: Stephanie Chin Events
*Images shot for Grace day Photography