We all know that one picture where the bride and groom seems to be positioned awkwardly that you can feel it vibrating through the frame. And because of this, we are all worried that we cannot create traditional poses that your clients really fit in and worthy to be showed off every time they show their wedding album.
Although the trend these days lean to more candid and journalism photos where you simply take pictures of the day without having to pose them, posed pictures will always be part of the photography.
Break the Ice
Often, the issue with awkward expression, stiff body poses and inability to be themselves are because they are not comfortable with the person taking their photos. This is quite a simple issue that can be solved by simply building a positive relationship and trust with your clients. Make sure that you:
- Convey your personal interest in delivering the best pictures
- That you care about their wedding
- Convince them of your skills by showing your best traditional poses from your portfolios
- Explaining how the photography will progress
- Allow yourselves open to any question they have, answer with patience and understanding
- Smile and talk cheerfully in posed group pictures, raise your voice to attract attention and have everybody ready for the picture
If your clients have enough trust in your skill, possibility is they will be able to let themselves be guided by you and are more easily to be in character when you pose them in wedding photography Lancashire.
These days, wedding pictures are about customized and special; none should look like others. True, which is why basic poses are not the hype anymore and photographers are coming up with their own basic poses. If you are totally at a lost with where to start because of this, check out these three ideas you can use:
- Find a natural feature of the location; be it a big tree (big enough to shield people from rain), pond, lake, seashore or a big, beautiful balcony. The simplest thing you can do is to have the groom lift his bride if possible. If that is not possible, have them stand closely to each other and link their forehead with the horizon/sunset/sunrise/sky/tree as their background. Incorporate a nice bokeh with this.
- For this one, you will require them to be relaxed and totally feel like they are just having a date and strolling through the place. Give them a little space and have them chat a little. Anything cute that will make the bride giggle with happiness and the groom smile because of that giggle. Snap tens of shots, because you cannot risk losing amazing moments here. Have the bride lift her shoes and groom his shoes for a more down-to-earth picture.
- Blur the bride and groom. Find one small detail worth noting; it can be a wildflower, single flower arrangement, shoes of the pair. Focus sharply hear and create a blurry effect on your bride and groom.
Coming up with a totally new pose each time can be challenging. If you wish to produce something different, make little changes in their expressions, your angle of taking the shot, lightning, tilting of the head and hand placements. All these small changes can help you in producing different feel pictures on each wedding photography Lancashire, creating a bespoke album without looking similar to the others.