A Perfect Pose: How To Strike Gold On Your Wedding Day
Let’s face it ladies – every woman wants to wow on their wedding day. But, walking down the aisle and strutting your stuff isn’t enough. Wowing at the wedding is about looking good for the rest of your life. Let me explain. You might never wear another wedding gown again, and you might never feel as beautiful. So, you should always have your big day to look back on with unadulterated pride. Oh yes, you guessed it – that means photos and how to strike the perfect wedding day pose.
Head on the Shoulder
Photographers and couples alike love this pose for the same reasons. Simply put, it’s pretty easy to pull off and doesn’t take much practice. The keys are to make sure that you don’t smash your face into your partner’s body and gently rest it on their shoulder. Then, wrap your arms around your love and smile. Because it feels natural, the body language is organic and pure and the results are great. Plus there is usually a height differential that adds a great contrast.
A favorite of any wedding photographer, holding hands is another basic pose. But, again it gets great results because it’s natural and is something you have done a million times. What’s more, there is no need to look down the lens at the camera. Lots of couples struggle with this because it makes their bodies tense up, which looks silly. Usually, a snapper will get you to stare lovingly into each other’s eye as you walk toward your mark.
Okay, so this one is a little cheesy, but a professional should be able to pull it off without much fuss. The key is to get close together like a genuine couple. It’s not a school dance, so standing shoulder width apart looks weird. Then, keep your eyes closed, as open eyes are serial killerish! Finally, find a comfortable place for your hands. Some people like to put them on their partner’s waist, while others prefer on their neck or cheek. If you like, they don’t have to be in the shot.
All of the above are usually close-ups, and that is good because a close-up adds a sense of warmth. Plus, they are the easiest poses to strike. However, couples pay a fortune for a venue, so it makes sense to get it into a couple of shots. This is where a wide shot or a foreground/background pose comes into play. In simple terms, you stand close to the camera while your partner is further back for contrast purposes. Again, the trick is to have comfortable hands. Girls look good either holding something or with their hands on their hips. Guys should have them down by their side. Also, get your partner to walk toward you while they look in your direction. That should erase any awkwardness.
This one is a given on your wedding day! You just got married, so kiss away like the photographer isn’t even there. Makes for a truly candid moment on film you’ll cherish forever.
Hopefully, these are poses which will make your big day last forever.
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