As a wedding day approaches, you prepare by charging your gear, formatting memory cards, and scouting the wedding location. Another essential thing to work on before each wedding is posing! Mastering wedding photography poses that will make your couples look their best ensures that you will nail the shot every time!
In a recent webinar, posing pro Roberto Valenzuela hosted a Posing Critique with ShootDotEdit, a photo editing company for wedding professionals. Roberto shared tips, insights, and best practices on how to make every couple look stunning in their images. Here are the top 5 tips for posing that will help you wow your clients!
1. Critique the small details
As you shoot the wedding, it is important to constantly check for any small details that may offset the photo. By taking a few seconds to examine your frame, you can correct any mistakes and remove distractions on the front end! Everything from the bride’s hand placement to posture matters! As a simple trick, right before you photograph the bride, have her breathe in – this will naturally tighten up her waist and straighten her posture, making for a more flattering figure! During family formals, check to make sure that no one is slouching, everyone is looking at the camera, and they are all close together with their hands and arms touching – they are family, after all!
Image Compliments of Roberto Valenzuela