Wedding Poses for Brides who are not Models
As a general rule of thumb, your body or face, or even your eyes should not look stiff. That means it should be in a slightly diagonal fashion. A stiff pose would be like an army person standing at "attention". This is an extreme example of what not to do; Pose like a log. As a quick good pose move: for your head, slightly tilt it to the left or right. For your eyes, without moving your head, look at something object beside you; with a friendly expression of course. For the body, put the weight of your body on one leg. If the weight of your body is distributed evenly on both legs, you will be like in "Attention" position, which you have to avoid.
If you can bear these simple rules of posing in mind during your wedding day, all your pictures will be similar to that of Cindy Crawford whether or not your photographer is good in setting you up for poses.
Here are some standard poses during wedding day
The Whole Wedding Entourage Pose
1) The whole wedding entourage plus the guests. When the newly marrieds are coming out of the church or ceremony, wedding photographer stops them at the entrance and make a big crowd.of the entourage and the guests. Prepare your super wide angle lens as this shot is hard to have as everybody goes on their own way after this.
Ideal location for the formal wedding photo shoot
2) Have a venue for the wedding formal shoot where the backdrop is water like a lake, pond, sea, gazebo is also good but a body of water is best.
3) Poses: bride and groom with the parents, grand parents, uncles and aunts and the bridal party. Wedding photographer should always say "Please", be polite, and stop say the word "I" like "I want this", " I want that", "I want 2 bridesmaids here or I want two groomsmen there." It's the bride's event and wedding photographer should be courteous to their guests.
Poses for the groomsmen and bridesmaids
4) bride and groom with the bridal party:
- Variation 1- bride and groom is at the center; groomsmen on the left and bridesmaids on the right; sub -variation- bridesmaids raise their bouquets in the air
- Variation 2- bride and groom move 4 feet forward so that bride and groom is clear while the rest of the party is a little blurry
- Variation 3- bride and groom is at the center; alternate bridesmaids and groomsmen like boy girl boy girl arrangement; straight line; Sub-variation: have the whole party hold hands and raise them like in a political campaign sub-variation 2: have the whole bridal party jump in the air;( wedding photographer adjusts camera to a higher shutter speed)
- Variation 4: Two wedding entourage variation: Back row: The bride and the groom are at the center; the groomsmen are at the their sides Front row: The wedding entourage bridesmaids are in the front row but have to bend a little so that the back row guys can be seen.
- Variation 5 A variation of all of the above can have the bride and groom looking at the camera or kissing; another variation is for the whole bridal party looking at the camera(traditional pose) or the bridal entourage looking at the bride and groom. Another variation is for the photographer to ask the whole entourgage raise thiem hands like saying a big Hello.
- Variation 6: The bride and groom is at the center; the bridal party makes a big V-line starting from the bride and the groom
- Variation 7: The bride and groom is at the center; the bridal party is behind the bride and groom in a straight line and pokes their heads out.
Poses for the Groom and the Groomsmen
5) The Groom and his Groomsmen:
The bride and the groomsmen poses6) The bride and the groomsmen poses:
Photos before the actual Wedding Ceremony.
Bride's Preparation and before the ceremony photos and posesThese can include:
Good Luck !!! from: roland