The aim of this article is only to provide you with some initial guidance and ideas to take some nice bride and groom pictures.
1. The wedding veil is a superb accessory for a bride’s close-up
portrait. You may want to use manual zoom to focus on the eyes,
otherwise the auto mode will focus on the veil’s texture.
2. A very good opportunity for a great picture is photographing the bride or both newlyweds in the wedding car.
3. The romantic and passionate kiss is another must-have shot from
the event. Definitely try to capture both faces including the eyes.
Without that you will probably produce a dull shot.
4. Very easy and kind pose. The newlyweds simply and naturally
embrace while bringing their cheeks together. Take care that the bridal
bouquet is nicely placed and turned towards the camera.
5. Another beautiful pose with the groom embracing the bride from the
back. The newlyweds may look romantically at each other or straight to
the camera. Or they might kiss for an even more affectionate pose.
6. Just a slight variation of the previous ones, keep the newlyweds
close together, but find a way to get a shot from an elevated angle.
7. In weddings you can’t really go wrong by asking the newly weds to
kiss for a shot whenever there is an appropriate moment. They won’t
8. If possible, arrange an outdoor shot, take some pictures of the
couple from a distance and use some open space in a background.
9. Absolutely easy and a bit more formal pose, creates a calm and intimate mood.
10. The groom holding the bride in arms, easy to pose, however be
careful choosing the right shooting angle – both faces should be
11. A pose with the groom holding the bride works not only from a distance, but makes a very nice pose for a close-up as well.
12. Certainly a staged pose – the bride falling into the groom’s
hands. But if the newly weds are responsive, poses like that could work
out extremely well.
13. Weddings don’t need to be and sometimes really aren’t at all that
serious. Don’t be afraid to make some fun, ask the newly weds to loose
their shoes and just run around a bit and snap some frames.
14. Never forget that there often are good opportunities shooting from the back.
15. A fun pose with the newlyweds kissing passionately. Pay attention
to the wedding dress: It shall look free-falling and natural, as
opposed to stuck and creased under the groom’s leg.
16. A gorgeous pose for a bride’s portrait. The bride should sit on
the ground (or a very low stool) with the wedding dress nicely arranged
around her. Shoot from above with the bride looking slightly upwards.
17. Fun and simple pose, the newlyweds clinking champagne glasses.
For a more creative shot you could get real close and focus on the
glasses, leaving the portraits blurred.
18. Another creative way to play with a shallow depth of field. Use
the widest possible aperture and keep the groom in a distance from the
bride. Focus on the bride, leaving him slightly out of focus.
19. The newlyweds dancing is just another must-have shot. Take
pictures with the bride and groom facing towards the camera, making both
faces clearly visible. They may look to the camera or at each other.
20. For some creative results, don’t concentrate only on bride and
groom. There are many interesting corresponding objects to shoot, and
these photos especially will make the event’s photo album far more
engaging. Thus, take separate shots with single objects. Examples are
the wedding bouquet, jewelery, clothing details, champagne glasses,
wedding rings, wedding car elements etc.
21. The final point isn’t about posing proper, rather just an idea
for a post production. Most probably you will have a bunch of photos
from the event, so use them to make a small collage (or several ones).
Pick only some objects or crops from other pictures and combine them
into a balanced composition. Use some unified filter effects or simply
convert them to black-and-white in order to achieve outstanding results.
Such collages indeed are pure pleasure to an eye!
And furthermore take a look also at the other articles in posing series, particularly posing couples. Many of those couple poses can be used perfectly for bride and groom. And, of course, take a look to articles on posing female subjects and posing men. You may find there some appropriate poses for individual portraits.