Whatever your style of wedding photography, be it classic, reportage, or leaning towards fine art, here are five poses from the bride and groom that will give you a solid foundation from which to work. This short video runs you through the list and offers some tips on how to achieve them.
John Branch IV is a wedding photographer with a huge amount of experience and has put together his thoughts on what these fives posed shots should be. As Branch mentions, photographers rarely have a lot of time with the couple so efficiency is key. Having a plan will help to ensure that you don’t miss these critical shots and while there are plenty of other setups to mix in, nailing these five will act as a base and put you at ease before you start to improvise.
Those new to wedding photography should note that your relationship with the couple can have a huge bearing on how they behave in front of the lens. Many photographers find that they’re as much a support crew as they are a provider of images, if simply because they’re one of the few people at a wedding that knows what’s supposed to happen next.
What would you add to Branch’s list? Let us know in the comments below.