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7 Fabulous Posing Tips For Natural Wedding Photography

Posing tips for your wedding

Are you worried about your wedding pictures? Has the thought of a perfect wedding album started to haunt you already? If yes, then the chances are that getting the best wedding pictures mean the world to you. And much like you, almost every couple that I’ve wedded have had the same wish. And why not?

What’s better an occasion for stunning pictures than when you’ll look your best? Weddings, in fact, are the best day to get shot as it not only captures your own beauty but your bond too. After all, who would hate to make the best possible impression that will stay with them forever? Whether the wedding is big or small, people love to capture pictures. But how do you capture photographs that stand out? Here are seven fabulous natural wedding photography posing tips to ace your wedding photo-shoot:

Walk away and return

Motions work wonders when you are hoping for a picture that makes you feel real. The easiest pose for a wedding picture is to walk hand-in-hand with your significant other. You can simply walk away from the photographer and talk about anything under the sun. After a few good back shots, you can redo the same while walking towards the photographer. Since the photographer takes these shots from a distance, the camera is not going to bug you enough. Also, it is very convenient for you to forget it’s existence and be real.

walking pose at wedding

Don't always look at the camera

The thumb rule of posing for any natural photography is not to pose at all. And the more you face the camera, the more unnatural and posed your photograph becomes. Hence, to ace the natural look on your face, you may as well try looking at the photographer and then looking away.

In doing so, there’s a slight moment of unfocused vision where you are not self-conscious.  A good photographer will know to take advantage of that. S/He will maximise that moment to ultimately, deliver you a more original picture. Also, how can you ever enact an expression better than you feel it?

Spinning

These are two different shots for both the genders respectively. Like mentioned above, motions work wonders for a picture, and so does the spin for a bride wearing a gown. Use your wedding dress as your prop and bring your inner child out and spin, for a fun picture!

The photographer can slow down the shutter speed for an even exciting click! As for the groom, you can unbutton and button your shirt for a more natural and masculine shot. Consider dressing up near a prop like a window to sort your wedding album goals forever.

kissing in front of the vineyards at wedding

Romantic touching

What’s a wedding picture if both of you fail to create the romance through it?  Having at least one point of contact with your partner is essential. Wedding is all about love, and your pictures should scream the same! A little rub by the shoulder or a touch by the hands will add a sense of intimacy to your photographs.

Consider interacting with each other the way you would on a general basis. Don’t shy away from the love you behold for your pictures to score.

Showcase your personality

A group photo shoot is always fun! So when you’re shooting with your tribe at the wedding, you are supposed to live it! The catch behind these pictures is a distinctive personality of each group. Almost each one of you has a character that is waiting for you to be free. So let loose what you are around your friends and join them in the excitement.

Give the photographer something with a personality that only belongs to all of you. Bring something of your own to the table; it is only then that you’ll have a photo book that is fun and real.

portrait of bride and groom natural pose

Don't forget to relax

Tensed face and tensed shoulders are going to trouble your pictures the most. The struggle of being camera friendly is real, and many people end up messing their shots by trying too hard. The key to stunning pictures is letting go off the inhibitions while posing. Whether it’s a solo shot, a couple shot or with your friends, go easy on it. It is not your entrance exam, after all! So when you represent yourself, remember it’s your wedding, and you’re meant to shine out!

While the above tips can help enhance your pictures, they can shine only when you’re at your natural best. So smile, blink and embrace who you are and what your relationship stands for! After all, the wedding is all about you, and the pictures should also celebrate you.

husband and drinking wine at their wedding

About the Author

Australia’s Bronte Price is the first ever certified gay celebrant from the continent that now boasts of marriage equality. He is also the co-founder of an Equality Network that caters any LGBT wedding needs by creating a better experience through wedding suppliers. As a member of the GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organization for Business and Enterprise), he works tirelessly to empower the LGBT community.

His website Gay Celebrant Melbourne is a stunning example of his dedication for celebrancy that unites the power of love. Apart from that, his fiancée Clint and their four-legged fur baby – Bingo are Bronte’s quintessential lifelines. He is also passionate for volunteering as a newsreader at Joy 94.9 and spending time in his organic backyards comes a close second.

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