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Digital Photography Tips, Tutorials and Resources
by Alexandra Bateman on Mar 14, 2023
Need some inspiration for posing the bride and groom at your next wedding photography shoot? Creating the perfect wedding image for your happy couple is more than just choosing the right settings and lighting. It’s also about selecting the best pose! In this article, we’ll share 15 unique wedding poses for couples that will impress your clients.
It’s an age-old tradition: the groom shouldn’t see the bride in her dress before the wedding! To make your clients’ wedding shoot fun and special, have the bride cover the groom’s eyes just before the big reveal. This is a great starting pose for a wedding photoshoot, because it can help you create a story in the subsequent shots.
The first look is a big moment, and you have to be there to capture it. Make sure to shoot the groom’s first look at his bride in her wedding gown! If the couple agrees to it, you can get this shot in private before the ceremony.
For a playful, unique shot at a spring or summer wedding, take a birds-eye shot of the couple lying in the grass. Pose your couple with their heads together, facing opposite directions with their eyes closed. For a sweet touch, ask the bride to place her hand on the groom’s face.
A couple’s firsts are very important. Above all, you should capture as many “firsts” as you can!
Usually the couple’s first dance happens at the reception, but you can also have your couple practice their first dance during their photo shoot. This sweet moment will make a perfect memory for their wedding photo album.
One of these beautiful, unique wedding photography pose ideas is to capture the moment from a balcony up above the couple, if the venue permits.
For a more dramatic shot, take the couple out into nature for a beautiful wide angle shot. Depending on where the couple lives, you could stage this photo in the woods, a beautiful field or even a desert.
Instruct your couple to stand facing one another and hold hands. Ask them to talk to each other, so they look natural and relaxed, then take your wide angle snapshot.
This shot looks better from a distance, so keep that in mind. And, remember to use the rule of thirds.
For a sweet or fairytale-like shot, ask the groom to kiss the bride’s hand. This loving gesture speaks volumes about the connection the couple shares, so it makes a great addition to any wedding album.
If you’re having trouble getting the couple to relax, this is a great go-to pose that will help them loosen up.
Like a kiss on the hand, a forehead kiss is sweet and will help your couple tap into their connection during their photo shoot. Ask the groom to wrap his arms around the bride from behind, then suggest that he kiss her temple.
This pose should result in a beautiful photo in which both the bride and groom are glowing and confident.
The key to a great wedding photo shoot is being able to capture the bride and groom’s intimacy on their big day. A photo that shows them enjoying a relaxed, natural gaze can help you do just that.
Have the couple sit down casually. You could ask the groom to rest his arm on one knee or stretch his feet out in front of him, and have the bride lean in close to him. Let them chat with each other or interact with some props while you photograph their loving expressions.
Adding movement can really help to make your wedding shoot look more natural and feel more comfortable to the couple. Make use of any natural and urban spaces around you that make good photo backdrops. These places include nearby beaches, rivers, or parks as well as urban spaces like city streets and bridges. Then, take your couple there and let them walk and talk as you photograph.
Every photographer — and couple! — hopes for perfect weather on the big day. But we’re not always so fortunate.
If it rains on your photo shoot, use the weather in your favor to create a unique photo. For instance, ask the groom to shield the bride from the rain with his jacket.
Adding a prop like an umbrella can really add charm to an image. If you’re shooting at night, ask the couple to hold the umbrella towards the camera and add a light behind it. This light will create a shadow of the couple inside the umbrella and produce a beautiful, memorable shot.
One of the most unique wedding photography pose ideas, a photo shot with this technique will surely impress your clients!
For help with the light, check out our complete guide on photography lighting.
A photo frame can make another great prop. Have the couple hold the frame together, and capture multiple shots from different angles. You can also use windows or other structures in the vicinity as a frame for the photo.
A typography prop is a quick and easy way to take a unique photo that shows your couple’s personality. Get creative with this, and try different poses and different angles to find a fun look.
Ask the bride to relax on the shoulder of the groom. If taking a wide-angle shot, make sure her train is stretched out behind her. Or, if you decide to take a close up, soften the look of the shot with backlighting from natural light.
Once the couple is feeling at ease, ask them to kiss for the camera! This is an essential wedding photography pose for every wedding photographer.
We hope this article has given you 15 unique wedding photography pose ideas for couples. These poses are a great starting point for any wedding photographer on their first professional shoot. If you’re a seasoned wedding photography professional, try integrating these unique poses in with your own on your next job.
When you’re finished with your next wedding photography shoot, your clients will want to see their beautiful images in a wedding album! Luckily, Envira Gallery makes creating a stunning digital wedding album fast and easy.
Use the Albums Addon and the Password Protection Addon to create secure digital albums specifically for your wedding photography clients. Install the Watermarking Addon to give your password protected photos extra security from online photo theft.
Envira Gallery WordPress plugin is designed to make displaying your photos painless and fun.
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Thanks for sharing this post.. amazing ideas and awesome pictures.. I’m also a photographer.. And i got inspiration from this post.
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Hey Ashley, we believe the same. Credits were given to the photographers with their links below each photo when we had written this post. 🙂
Got inspired by this man! You’re so amazing. The first dance together for me is the best among the rest. It’s very memorable!
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That’s really a very well written blog and I loved reading it! The pose ideas are unique and the couples can try this out in their marriage especially the clicks are awesome. But you know instead of giving a pose and taking a shot now a days photographers are inspired and motivated to take candid shots because it looks fantastic when you compare it with posing pictures. Bhalaje photography has a team of experts who can make your marriage moments memorable even after years – https://bhalajephotography.com
I was looking for some simple poses which I can remember for our next photo shoot.
Thanks a bunch!
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Wow! Great post, I really like it, I just want to thank you for such a good ideas.
Thank you for these simple yet amazing ideas….
WOW!!!!!! Excellent images..Good ideas…Thanks for sharing.
I really enjoy the post…… Thanks for sharing…Awesome.
Really great blog and ideas. Thanks for sharing this knowledgeable blog.
I just wanted to say thanks. I enjoyed the nice & excellent ideas.
wonderful couple….nice ideas…really stunning..
The couples are very beautiful. Really a nice blog with lot of ideas. Thanks for sharing the ideas.
thanks for sharing this , this is very helpful for me.
Beautiful ideas. Very nicely explained. Best wishes for the great work.
Great post, I liked the way you have explained it.
We always like to shoot outdoor
wow! a really good couple poses, may I know wich camera used for you and lenses.
Photographer is a most important part of our wedding .
Thanks for share this article .
A great article with some wonderful ideas on how a bride and groom should pose for a picture-perfect photograph. I found some great insights reading it and will probably use some of these poses for our next photo shoot.
That’s really a very well written blog and I loved reading it! The pose ideas are unique and the couples can try this out in their marriage especially the clicks are awesome. But you know instead of giving a pose and taking a shot now a days photographers are inspired and motivated to take candid shots because it looks fantastic when you compare it with posing pictures.
Such a wonderful article and I feel that it is best to write more on this topic. Thank you so much because i learn a lot of ideas about it. Keep posting…
Nowadays, photoshoot poses are gaining wode popularity amongst couples. Various poses can be adopted by the couple like the following can be chosen – the kiss, lying in the grass etc… this can be quite interesting.
Thank-you so much for amazing ideas.