HOW TO POSE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY!
If you’ve been looking through Pinterest, Instagram or wedding magazines, you might get intimidated by “the wedding shoot”. The truth is, many of these “couples” are not real couples but professional models!
You really don’t have to prepare in advance before your wedding, because it is our job to make you look good! We’ll guide you every step of the way on the day of, so you always look your best.
Nonetheless, we understand some of you might want to get prepared beforehand, so here are our favorite tips.
We get to know you from the start in order to really communicate your personality in your wedding pictures/video. By the time we hit our style shoot, we have a good idea of how to bring out the best in you. If you’re a bit goofy, we’ll throw in a few fun poses. For the mellow types, we’ll focus on more candid and romantic poses. At the end of the day, we want you to relax, enjoy the moment, and be yourself. This way, we’ll capture who you really are, and all the other pieces will fall beautifully together.
USE YOUR ANGLES
Unless you have the rare symmetric face, most people look better when they’re posing at an angle. Plus, playing up your angles are usually more flattering on your body and can make shots look much more interesting.
Brides Try These Tips:
- Turn your body so your hips are at a 45 degree angle away from the camera
- Put your weight on your back foot
- Point your front foot out towards the camera
- Put your front arm on your hip
FOR COUPLE SHOTS, TRY THESE POSES:
Face each other and have your hips touch.
Face each other and have your entire body touch with no gap.
Grooms, stand behind the bride and hug her.
Grooms, face your bride and lift her up. Brides, lift up your legs.
Grooms, face your bride and dip her down.
Change things up as you go along by looking at each other, then at the camera. Hold hands while standing still or take a stroll together hand-in-hand. Remember to be yourselves – hug, laugh, or steal a kiss!
Stand Up Straight
If you’re camera-shy, you might tend to slouch to draw attention away from yourself. But remember this: the straighter you stand, the better you’ll look.
Even the slimmest people can appear to have double chins. To avoid this, standing up straight helps you elongate your neck. If you want to make a conscious effort to do this, move your head forward a bit and tilt your chin down. Want another quick trick to elongate the neck? Use your tongue to touch the roof of your mouth.
Brides: Keep Arms Away From Your Body
When you press your arms against your body, it actually makes your shoulders broader and your arms bigger than they really are. To show your arms the way they actually are, put your arms slightly out so there’s an inch or so of space between your arms and the body.
Try Different Ways To Smile
You’ve been smiling all day, and you’re feeling tired! You might also be tempted to try that trendy supermodel with a stern face. But remember, this is your wedding and you don’t want to look pissed in your wedding shoot. So, change things up and try these other ways to smile:
Smile with just your eyes. This is harder to fake so it gives off a positive vibe that you’re genuinely happy. It also adds a touch of playful mystery to hint that you’re content, but you’re not giving it all away with a big grin. Finally, it gives your cheeks a break!
Smiles can get old as the day goes on, and fake smiles can start to look unflattering. Loosening up those cheeks by laughing instead. Even if you’re faking it, the pure ridiculousness of it will probably make your partner laugh. And laughing is contagious, so you might just laugh for real yourself! Changing up that grin will make your wedding shoot a lot more interesting.