Wedding Photography Poses – Why Not to Care About Them
• Wedding dresses are often so big and thick that most of the body is hidden anyway.
• To make use of any kind of pose you would have to direct the subject in what to do, how to feel and what type of emotion to convey, which would be quite impossible in a situation such as this.
• Posing is for people experienced in modeling. They need to be used to taking direction and giving the photographer what he wants. This does not describe most people. Modeling may look easy, but it’s not.
• You’ll get a lot of people mad at you if you start trying to tell them how to stand or where to lean. Doing this would make a day of what should be enjoyment turn into a day of aggravation and anger.
The Alternative to Wedding Photography Poses
So, if you can’t use posing, how are you to get good pictures? There is one very good tip to take advantage of and something to keep in mind while taking the pictures – here they are:
1-Sit down with the bride and groom and make out a wedding photo list. This is basically a checklist of the types of shots they want and who to include in them.
2-Capture the moments between people that show examples of love. This is a big day for people; there will be several examples of it. All you have to do is keep your eyes open and remember that moments (not staged shots) will be the images that are most cherished.
A Bit of Advice to the Bride and Groom
Don’t ask a family member or close friend to do something like this. I can promise you that they won’t have any fun and if, by chance, the pictures aren’t that good, it will just make them feel even worse.