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Five Wedding Photo Poses That Work


We are approaching wedding season! What a better time to bring back some amazing tips and tricks for wedding photos. Photographers spend countless hours experimenting with posing so that couples look and feel their best! Wedding professionals want to make sure these photos are something you can look back on and feel the same emotions you did on your wedding day. One important aspect to wedding photos is preparation! Make sure to create a shot list for your photographer so they know exactly what you are looking for in your wedding photos. Here are a few wedding photo poses to keep in mind when creating your shot list!

Individual Shots

First, let’s talk about individual shots. While you are getting ready that the bride and the groom have some memorable shots alone. The photographer can capture personal and charming shots as individuals as the day is starting. In these shots, you see the reflection and excitement. All of the feelings they have as they are getting ready!

A Bride having a photo with her dress can be an intimate moment. Some brides have been waiting maybe a lifetime of dreaming of their dress, so this can capture a touching moment. 

Getting ready for the groom obviously looks different. Getting shots like adjusting a tie, buttoning a suit jacket, or tying a shoe can be strong handsome shots.

Five Wedding Photo Poses That Work

1: First Touch

If you are opting out of doing a first look, this might be a wedding photo pose for your must-do list. This is called a “first touch”. So, in a photo like this we see couples sharing a touch, exchanging gifts, or just words of love and excitement. In this photo, all of this happens before walking down the aisle to say “I Do”. This shot captures an eager smile or even a happy tear. Just another way of going about the first look. It captures the raw emotions of the couple and can be such a unique shot!

2: Hollywood Kiss

This next pose is great because of the total romantic nature. In all its Hollywood drama, this pose includes the dip and a kiss, what not to love!  The photo can have a dramatic flair and also have a closeness in the embrace.  We are here for getting that “it” photo of the gown and veil. But it also adds the classic movie screen romance everyone hopes and dreams of!

3: Walk With Me

An action as simple as walking can check everything off your list. When a beautiful background is highlighted in a photo like this, there is nothing that is not captured in the “walk with me” pose. So, all you have to do is hold hands, the dress will flow, then some smiles and laughs! Naturally, this will create great moments of looking at each other, and at the stunning surroundings. Because it captures the whole outfit of both the Bride and Groom, it creates a first-class photo.

4: Bride Twirl

A sweet moment is made out of spinning the bride and capturing a princess-like photo. The action shot turns out a marvelous view of the bride and groom. A dress pops, a groom’s smile shines, or even a veil flowing in the wind. An elegant pose like this will be one of your favorites when you get your photos back for sure. Give it a whirl or two and you can come out with multiple stunning shots!

5: The Kissing Veil

We have to mention a must kissing shot for any couple to give a try. Have you thought about kissing under the astonishing veil? It creates an intimate shot of the bride and groom enclosed in a lacy tent. A great part about this shot besides how breathtaking it is is the light that still shines through on the couple creating a warm truly unbelievable shot. Trying to capture something one of a kind that can be intimate and striking.

Because there are so many out there, we hope these few have caught your eye. These are just a few of our absolute favorites, and with so many to choose from we hope this list of top must-have helps! With help of our photographers at Complete, you will never miss a classic pose from your wedding day.

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