10 Easy Poses For Wedding Photography

For a lot of beginners — and even for some seasoned photographers — posing your subjects can be one of the most difficult aspects of photographing people. This video from an experienced wedding photographer offers 10 poses that you can try out without breaking into a creative sweat. 

John Branch IV is a wedding photographer and educator based on the east coast of the USA. In his latest video, he does a great job at explaining things for those of us who want to get into wedding photography but don't necessarily know how to actually pose people. But even if you're already a wedding or couples photographer, you still might find some handy tips here. 

Speaking as someone who's a little bit more introverted than most, tips like these are a fantastic aid for getting more comfortable with photographing people. Having a list that I can just run down in order to get important shots could be especially useful if, for instance, it was one of my first wedding shoots. These events can be quite chaotic, and I, as the professional, need to be confident that I'm getting all the types of shots that my couple are after. Being able to refer to a list could be a life-saver if I get nervous or flustered.

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Richard King's picture

Great advice.

Am I the only one who thinks the whole hipster thing is unromantic and often the couples look disinterested..might work today, but look a bit silly in the future

Jenny Rich's picture

Interesting video and I like the point about giving people an idea of something to do, because many people don't feel comfortable in front of the camera. Some strangers that happen to be in the picture can easily be removed in photoworks, but visible tension on your models' faces can't. Moving around, walking, laughing, etc is the best way to feel more relaxed, so it's a great advice.