Wedding days can be a fun and stressful (good stressful) time for so many couples. So that’s why I try my absolute best to capture things organically by not over posing and giving tons of direction as people tend to get very stiff and awkward with lots of direction. Plus, its a lot to remember 🙂
While every couple is different, these are some classic wedding photo poses that can be adjusted and adapted to create stunning images of you and your partner.
Stand side by side but stay connected
The basic side-by-side pose can be modified in a number of ways, whether turning in for a quick kiss or looking outward. The most important part of this pose is to make sure you stay connected by holding hands or gently leaning against each other. Even a gentle touch on your partner’s cheek can turn this simple pose into an incredibly romantic photo.
Look into each other’s eyes
This is another common pose that is full of variety. Not only does it demonstrate your love and connection, but facing each other can even reduce your wedding day stress. Stand close together, leaning into each other, and even hold hands or wrap an arm around your partner for an additional point of connection. This is also one of my favorites because 99% of the time, it starts very serious and then an epic laugh session ensues.
Hug your partner from behind
This sweet and intimate pose creates a sense of closeness and affection, resulting in a romantic image that you’ll be sure to love.
Take a stroll
If your venue is picturesque, a simple stroll down a path or across a field makes for beautiful images. It also gives you some extra time with your partner, just holding hands and chatting while your photographer captures authentic images of you enjoying each other.
Get inspired by your surroundings
Sometimes the scenery will provide your photographer with extra inspiration for your photos. Whether you’re getting married in a stately church or surrounded by gorgeous mountains, the environment is more than a backdrop. It can also offer you a chance to interact with your surroundings and create some unique images!
Drape your veil
If you’re wearing a veil for your wedding, one of the classic wedding photo poses is to drape the veil over both you and your partner while you sneak a kiss beneath. You can also let the wind catch your veil and create a dreamy, romantic look for your photos.
Go for a dip
Nothing says romance like a dip kiss! Just be sure to practice a few times before going for the shot. Your photographer can offer you guidance on the best—and safest—way to execute the perfect dip.
Torn between hiring a professional wedding photographer or letting your cousin Phil break out that old, dusty 35mm that he hasn’t toughed in decades , photograph your wedding?