Posing Like a Pro: Tips for Perfect Wedding Photos

April 27, 2021


Tip for Tuesday


Your wedding day is a whirlwind of strong emotions and tender moments you’ll cherish forever. It’s only natural to want your wedding photos to capture those beautiful memories just the way you’ve imagined. Sometimes, however, the camera can feel intimidating, and insecurity starts to settle in. Put down that can of spray tan and stop scrolling Amazon for expensive shapewear! We’ve got you covered with some expert tips to help you pose like a pro on your big day.

Ladies: Embrace Your Confidence

We all have our insecurities, but your wedding day is about celebrating you and your love. If you’re concerned about your midsection or arms, remember that confidence is your best accessory. The camera isn’t there to document what your body looked like on a Thursday after you stayed up late with the girls and had a couple mimosas for breakfast. Your photographer is there to capture the beautiful moments of a man and his wife celebrating the beginning of the rest of their lives. So, the first step is to have the right mindset! Next, try out this little trick:

Twist for Elegance

Most of my brides’ biggest concerns are their arms and midsection. This little trick neatly tucks the arms away from the lens, making them appear smaller, while simultaneously tightening the waist. Start by angling your feet and hips 45 degrees away from the camera, and turn your shoulders toward the camera. Bonus points if you have a big bouquet!! This simple twist has a flattering effect on your whole figure.

Genuine Joy Shines

The simplest trick for looking natural in your photos: Have FUN! Choose a photographer who makes you feel happy and relaxed when you talk to them, so you can just be yourself when you’re with them in person. Be sure to check their portfolio/website/instagram to find photos of brides that you relate to and make you feel inspired and eager for your own photos! Laugh with your photographer. Laugh at your photographer. Cry with them. Cry on them! (Just be mindful of the equipment, it’s not so easy to clean).

For the Groom: Keep it Simple

First and foremost, relax. Your wedding day is about celebrating your love and commitment. Focus more on celebrating your marriage and less on the task of getting photos taken. This isn’t a box to be checked– these are memories you can look back on! She is so excited to be standing next to you… Get excited with her! And while you’re getting excited, be sure to empty your pockets (phones, keys, etc.) or else you may look a little too excited. Professionally speaking, of course.

Be Playful!

The better the memories, the better the photos will be– have fun and live in these moments. Encourage your bride to have fun with you! Dance, joke, and savor each moment together. Your tux is flattering and your boutonniere is on point, but your personality is what shines through in your photos.

Connect with Your Photographer

A great relationship with your photographer is key. Just like with the ladies, choose someone who makes you feel comfortable and at ease. When you have fun with your photographer, it’s reflected in your pictures. No one wants to pay for professional services just to be miserable while said services are rendered– I’m not removing mold from your walls or fixing an old leak in your attic. I’m spending hours with you and your family while documenting the greatest moment in your life! Take care that the memories captured are of you and your wife enjoying the day together.

Remember, your wedding day is about celebrating your love story. These tips will help you look your best and capture the moments that matter most. So, loosen up, have fun, and let your personality and relationship shine. Your wedding album should be full of joy; a permanent reminder of the pinnacle of your relationship. Why have it any other way?!



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