Wedding Photography Poses – Part Two

What you can’t get enough wedding posing ideas?

Another traditional yet cool shot is of the groom getting advice from Dad. This makes such a good shot that you might even consider staging it. It’s easy, the dad can straighten the grooms tie or point his finger at him while the groom crosses his arm and rolls his eyes as if not listening. There are so many fun and creative ways that you can compose those all-important before shots.

The father and groom together before the wedding are a wedding standard. And the groom and best man will probably be chatting alone off in a corner somewhere. This also makes a fantastic groomsman before shot.

If the bride and her party are getting ready at the site of the wedding, which is entirely common then the arrival shots of them in their street clothes bringing in their cloths and supplies is another great shot.

By all means capture the bride arriving to the wedding location and before she’s in the gown.

You can take exterior shots of the wedding location along with portraits of the inside of the church or hall. Is there a gorgeous portrait hanging in the entry way? Take the photo. Are the isles decorated with lovely floral arrangements, don’t forget to take those close-ups. Are the pews decorated? Take some unique photos of everything and anything. You can never go wrong with more photos vs. a few.

Group shots are another staple of wedding photography. The couple will want shots of the groom with the best man, with the best man and groomsmen with his parents, grand-parents, brothers and sisters and possibly with the bride’s family too.

Later, you’ll want pictures of the groom with the maid of honor and bridesmaids, but this will have to wait until they’re ready. You can throw in a few fun ones too. This is where you can let your (and the wedding party’s) imagination flow.

If you run out of ideas and feel inspired, why not ask the wedding party or families if they have any ideas for creative poses. You’ll make a lot of new friends this way and possibly other wedding photography referrals. When the group sees how hard you’ve worked to create the perfect pictures you’ll be the talk of the town.

There’s no shame in making sure the bride and groom get the best possible wedding portraits. So whatever it takes do it! Trust me, you’ll be appreciated for your efforts.