Whether you’re an amateur wedding photographer or a seasoned professional, having a list of go-to wedding poses for the bride and groom helps you stay prepared.
Here are 7 of the best wedding poses so you can get booked more this year:
1. "Us Against The World" Pose
credits: Євгенія Височина
Center doesn't always mean better, right? Give this wedding pose a twist by having the couple stand by the left side of the shot. Then, ask the groom to step backward a bit, with the bride's hand placed comfortably on his chest.
The key to mastering this wedding pose is to have that "light, right kind of love" vibe. To add some twist, have the groom hold the flowers instead of the bride.
2. "Show Him Off" Pose
credits: Jonathan Borba
If you're running out of wedding pose ideas, this pose is a lifesaver! Start by asking the groom and bride to go at the center of the shot. Then, have the groom grab the bride by the waist and have her put her arm by his head.
Not only does this give off a secured way of saying "he's mine", it also makes a flattering gesture of being shown off for the gents.
It doesn't hurt to be resourceful! You can ask the bride to put her flowers at the other side for a more unique and romantic effect!
3. "We're The Fun Couple" Pose
Want to show off the couple's fun side? This wedding pose is perfect for showing off a laid back vibe from the bride and groom. Start by setting the scene: have the couple close together, with the bride placed a little bit at the back.
Ask the bride to raise her left hand with four fingers up, excluding the thumb. Then, ask the groom to put his left hand in front of the bride's, with only his ring finger up.
4. "Kissing by the Sunset" Pose
credits: Asad Photo Maldives
Never underestimate the power of the silhouette! If you're shooting by the beach, use it as a background. Go all out in landscape and have the couple standing at the beach's walkway.
Set the veil in place by letting it flow at the bride's side. Ask the couple to kiss and get that perfect shot!
5. "Double The Exposure" Pose
credits: Jonathan Borba
Take it up a notch by doing a little double exposure on your shot. Have the groom and bride stand in the middle.
For the next shot, take a photo of the venue or a good landscape. This simple yet creative post is sure to wow your bride and groom... and their friends!
6. "Sweep Her Off Her Feet" Pose
credits: Katelyn MacMillan
This is a classic wedding pose with a twist, especially if your bride and groom are the camera shy type. Perfect for outdoor shots, this wedding pose is a great example of maximizing the scenery.
Have the couple stand at the center and ask the groom to sweep the bride off her feet. The twist? Have them both turn their backs! Make them shake off the awkwardness first by asking them to go back to their first date, or reminisce on their favorite date.
7. "The Last Dance" Pose
credits: Ali Choubin
This one is on our bookmark list! This wedding pose shows that there is intimacy in the mundane.
Ask the couple to dance to their theme song and wait for the right shot. More than the perfect details, you should be on the lookout for the chemistry between them. In this case, this couple shows the essence of being in love just by dancing together.
It sends off an enchanting ambiance that's straight out of a fairy tale!
Create a list of the best poses for weddings based on experience level
As a wedding photographer, you always want to be prepared with a list of poses that will flatter your couples on their big day. Not only will this leave you a good impression, it will also make their special day more memorable.
Here are some factors you can keep in mind to help you get started on your list:
- Where is the location?
- Is it an indoor/outdoor venue?
- What props do you have available?
- What is the personality of the couple?
- Where are the couple most comfortable with?
We hope this blog has helped you visualize how you can personalize your wedding pose ideas for your next shoot. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment!