CreativeLive is our favorite resource for awesome online education for professional photographers. Photographer and author Roberto Valenzuela spent time teaching the fundamentals of posing in his CreativeLive class, Location, Posing, Execution. We have exciting news – from May 31st to June 1st, CreativeLive is rebroadcasting Roberto’s class for FREE!
As a wedding photographer, posing is one of the most crucial parts of creating stunning images for your clients. By simply understanding the basics of how to pose your clients, you can speed up your shooting process and make sure that your clients look their best in every image! [···]
After months of planning and hours on the morning of the wedding day getting ready, every bride desires to look stunning on her special day. As her photographer, it is necessary for you to create images that showcase the bride at her best. An effective way to do this is to use bride poses that flatter her body and allow her to feel feminine and beautiful.
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Posing subjects is no simple task, especially when you’re working under the pressures of a rushed wedding timeline, imperfect lighting conditions, and subjects that aren’t models. Our Posing for the Wedding Photographer Guide was created with go-to wedding photographer poses from Roberto Valenzuela and other posing pros in the photography industry, and if you take the necessary steps to learn the fundamentals of posing and continuously practice, your images can drastically improve.
As the wedding day approaches, it is time to prepare by charging your gear, formatting memory cards, and scouting the wedding location. Another essential item to work on before the day is posing for the wedding portraits. In the past, we’ve talked about posing the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and family formals. Today, we are focusing on how to master wedding couple poses for the bride and groom pictures to ensure you master every shot.
As a bride begins her wedding shopping, she spends months scouring the Internet for her dream photographer. She wants someone who will capture all of the major events, be there for the candid moments, and of course, make her look fabulous during her bridal portraits – it is her day, after all.
Here at ShootDotEdit, we specialize in wedding photo editing services for pro photographers. We also provide valuable resources that help you with your photography. In previous posts, we talked about a few essential tips for how to take the richest, most natural, and memorable images when shooting the engagement session or posing the bridesmaids. This week, we are again focusing on the art of wedding photography poses by sharing 3 tricks to better groomsmen poses.
Having a few “go-to” wedding photography poses is important for any wedding or portrait photographer. While it’s never a great idea to try to mold each and every couple into the same series of poses, it is extremely helpful to have a solid foundation in basic posing rules and techniques. The “V Up” is a name that we came up with for the most basic pose. This is the very first pose every wedding photographer should learn, perfect, and teach their subjects because it will be used so often throughout the wedding day. It’ll be the pose they get into for the family formals, for their classic full body portrait, and many more times throughout the day. Learn the fundamentals of this pose and how to use it by watching the video below.
Engagement sessions are a great way to connect with your clients, but they are very different from the grueling marathon of photographing a wedding. You have a lot more time than you do on the wedding day to set up poses and get to know the couple. Here at ShootDotEdit, we help wedding pros with their color correction and print sales, and we see a lot of engagement sessions each and every season. Here are 10 tips to help professional wedding photographers nail the engagement session and your engagement photo poses.
How to Take Engagement Photos
Coming up with engagement photo poses that suit your couple is vital to building trust and rapport for the wedding day. In addition, you get the chance to show your skills and impress the couple, capturing images that should be a precursor for their wedding photos. And, all the while, you are getting the know the couple better, which will only serve to help you on the wedding day. Lets look through our 10 tips for better engagement photo poses.
1. Use Basic Poses
Engagement Shoots should always follow the KISS principle – Keep It Simple – particularly when it comes to posing. Basic wedding photographer poses always help to get the best shots and help the session to flow smoothly. Pick poses that you know in advance will be flattering and comfortable to both the future bride and the groom. It can be good to have a few “go-to” poses, just in case you get in a bind.
The bride and her bridesmaids have thought about their outfits for months and had their hair and makeup done for this special day. They are looking their best but may need some help to feel natural on the day of the wedding. Today, we are covering 3 tricks for better bridesmaid poses to create unforgettable images for them.