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Get Some Fresh Ideas And Inspiration For Your Wedding Photography Poses

Creating striking wedding photography poses is the sign of an experienced and professional wedding photographer.

A wedding is a joyous event for everyone involved. It is the union of two individuals, and it is important to have good quality lasting memories of that time.

As you probably know, it will only happen once, and with that being the case, it would be a good idea to make sure that you have a decent wedding photographer and that you know what sort of pictures you would like them to capture. With that in mind, I would like to introduce you to two inspirational books that are full of wedding photo ideas and poses.

Best Books For Wedding Pose Ideas

Armed with these books, you should be able to meet with your photographer and explain to them what poses you expect them to capture on your wedding day.

Master Posing Guide for Wedding Photographers

Master Posing Guide for Wedding Photographers
The Master Posing Guide is full of creative modern and traditional photo ideas that will inspire you for your big day. It is designed to help photograpers find and compose the best and most memorable poses for the wedding ceremony, but it also has many photos, ideas and examples that you can incorporate into your own wedding plans if you are a bride or groom.

500 Poses for Photographing Brides

500 Poses for Photographing Brides
If you are looking for old school traditional wedding posing ideas, then you will really love this book.

As it says in the title, it has 500 wedding photos to start your creative juices flowing when it comes to deciding what type of pictures you would like taken at your wedding.

Classic Wedding Poses by Michael Graham

Wedding Portrait Ideas by Michael Graham

What To Expect From Your Wedding Photographer

If you are the photographer, you have quite a bit of responsibility on your shoulders. You need to make these photos mean something when you take them. Anyone can take a photo, but not just anyone can create something memorable.

Before you take the photos, you will need to speak to the bride and groom to discuss the wedding photography poses that they would like.

It would help to know their individual personalities, as well as how they work as a team. When it comes time for the wedding, you will know what poses to capture, provided you have done some research ahead of time. There are a number of things that you should know before you attend the wedding ceremony, and I will list a few of them below:
  • The guests that will be attending
  • The type of structure the wedding will be held in
  • The items that will be available at the wedding
  • The religious preferences of the bride and groom
The idea will be to utilize props, and make sure that you use props that will fit into their personality. One good composition would be a religious couple posing with a bible. In addition to that, you might capture an action of some sort. The actions of course may not be staged.

One instance might be the bride throwing her bouquet into the crowd, or the first kiss after the ceremony is complete. I personally like this photo of the newly married couple having their first dance while being showered with confetti.

Bride and Groom having first dance showered in Confetti

There are many things that can happen and different outcomes to these situations. Creating unique and original wedding photography poses from these situations is a skill.

You should also try and make use of different angles around the couple that you could take advantage of. You could take your pictures from above to create a birds eye view, or you might try to take some pictures from a lower angle, as if they were being taken by a child.

These are just a few of the things that you can do to make the wedding photos stand out, and you can be sure that there are hundreds of methods you can employ when you are shooting a wedding.

Lighting is another thing that you can take advantage of. Lights have quite a bit to do with how your wedding photography poses will ultimately turn out, and with that being the case it would be a good idea to check the lighting availability in the environment you are shooting, and possibly supply your own lighting if you so desire.

Look at how the photographer has captured this wedding photography pose at sunset with the Bride and Groom in the foreground kissing. It's not perfect, but it is very creative to try and achieve a silhouette effect.

Silhouette of wedding couple kissing at sunset

There are so many different wedding poses that you might take advantage of. The most important thing is to make sure the poses you choose match the personality of the bride and groom. You could try searching for wedding photographers Northern Ireland. There are plenty of great ones from around the country.

You want to give them something that they will remember, and you want something that's great for your portfolio. If you’ve been asked to be the official photograher at your friend's wedding, then you take some expert advice from a professional wedding photographer.*
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David Coote
Wedding Photographer
Northern Ireland