Shooting wedding photography professionally is a much, much bigger topic than just sample poses. The aim of this article is only to provide you with some initial guidance and ideas to take some nice bride and groom pictures.
There are usually three kinds of group shots. First are just formal shots with a large number of people. Second, are more informal shots with a group of friends. And finally, photographing a group or family members. In this order, let’s look at some sample poses and posing ideas.
Couple photography is more about connection, interaction and above all – feelings between two people. And most probably those are very deep and passionate feelings, which makes couple photography so delightful and positive.
Generally, a couple should be easy to engage in a photo shoot. If they are initially a bit shy or feeling uncomfortable, just ask them to show you how they felt and looked when they met for the first time. You will invoke them on an emotional level, providing you with natural and loving expressions in their portraits
Little ones are definitely fun and very positive subjects to photograph! Getting those real and authentic emotions and showing through your pictures the joy of a childhood is a very warm and sincere feeling.
Men are usually less comfortable in process of being photographed, so it’s important to get him to be at ease with the process poses he makes in order to get good results. It is always a good idea to prepare before the photo shoot. Just one more peace of advice – involve your subject in the process!
If you ever run out of ideas, get stuck in creativity or simply need some guidance when shooting female subjects, you may use following posing samples as a “posing cheat sheet”. Many pro photographers use such a technique when preparing for and during the photo shoot.