Bridal portrait Posing can be challenging, but may also be some of THE most important pictures you’ll take on the day of the wedding. No pressure, right? But in all seriousness, you will want to make sure you get your bride’s poses down perfectly.
So in order to help you achieve success when posing your brides, we’ve put together some posing techniques just for you!
Bridal Portrait Posing: 8 Techniques for Stunning Results
1. Pull a chair over to a window and position the bride in the chair. Shoot from above, looking down at her, focusing on her lips or lashes. If she has a veil, have her pull the veil over her face or over just one eye. This posing plus natural light can make for stand-out images.
5. To help accentuate her curves (or give her more if she doesn’t have any), have her place her hands on her waist to create an hourglass shape.
6. If your bride’s shoulders are up, you’ll lose her neck in the shot. Ask her to stand or sit up straight and lower her shoulders to create a more elegant look.
7. When doing bridal portrait posing, in order to make the bride’s arms look closer to how she envisions them, there are some simple tricks that you can use:
- Create a distinction between her torso and arms by having your bride place her hands on her hips or have her stretch her arms and reach for part of her veil.
- If she is next to a wall, window or an object that she can touch, have her extend an arm and place her hand on it. Remember, it should look effortless. Otherwise, her hands and arms will distract from her face, which is the main focus of the shot.
- Check out this blog post on posing the Bride and Groom for even more tips!
8. Sometimes, the most natural and unique expressions come when the bride is doing something other than smiling. So try poses that allow the bride to look down or over her shoulder. You could also try a pose that allows her to look at her flowers or ring with admiration.
Further Read: A Guide To Wedding Photography Poses