Posing like a pro to make your wedding and engagement pictures amazing – Part Two

Posing is a daunting task for anyone.  Most people do not like posing because their experience has not been good with posed pictures. In fact, one of the biggest concern we get, before an engagement session and wedding is about posing.  They ask, “how will you pose us during our engagement session and wedding to make our images look more natural”?  This is a great question.  There are many different ways and tips to pose you and your fiancé that make your images look amazing and of course natural.

The first tip for making posed images during your engagement session and wedding look amazing is trust your photographer.  Your photographer should provide a consultation before the session to get to know you and get an idea of your vision and style. Having trust in your photographer makes you and your fiancé more relaxed during your session. Being more relaxed will make your images look natural.

The second tip ties into the first tip about trusting your photographer.  So, when the photographer asks you to stand a certain way, bend your arm or wrap your arm around your fiancé, you do not want to be stiff.  When you are stiff, the pose will look unnatural, therefore, it will look posed. Your body should be relaxed.  If we see that you are not relaxed, we will have you do a different pose with movement (see image below).  Having the couple move gets them relaxed so that we can come back to the pose we had tried before.

Walking hand in hand
Walking in love

The third tip for making posed images during your engagement session and wedding look amazing is to laugh, be yourself, play and have fun.  The session is a chance for you two to laugh with one another, tell jokes, and jump in his arms.  If you are having fun then the pictures will look completely natural.  Tracy and I have our couples play around, move with each other, talk, and try to make the other laugh.  We have had a bride jump in the arms of her new husband and a bride and her bridesmaids spontaneously throw their bouquets in the air (see image below). So have fun with your engagement session and at your wedding. It is these images that are usually the couple’s favorites.

Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks Wedding

The next blog post is about posing couples intimately.

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