When you start your search for a wedding photographer, the first thing you should do is decide on the style of photography you’d like for your wedding. Remember, there are lots of different types of wedding photographer out there, so have a good look around. Some photographers can take really good photos but their style might not be your cup of tea.

Bride Posing for Photograph

Also, try and book an engagement shoot session with them – this will give you a good idea of what they’re like to work with. They’re going to be with you for most of your wedding day so you should get on with them well and feel comfortable in front of the camera. It’s important to see a full wedding album too. This will show you how they’ll tell the ‘story’ of your wedding day, instead of just a few selected photos on their website.

Posing Tips

Once you’ve found your wedding photographer, here are some quick posing tips for beautiful wedding photographs…

  1. When you’re sitting down for photographs, think about sitting elegantly on the edge of the chair, and tuck one foot gently in behind the other.
  2. When looking into the camera, focus your eyes slightly above the camera lens, move your face forward a bit, and tip your chin down.
  3. Great photographs are not just about looking into the camera. Look at each other, off into the distance, or smile at friends nearby.
  4. Put your tongue behind your teeth and smile – this will relax your face.
  5. Keep your arms by your side, but not glued there. To look natural they should be away from your body a little.
  6. Practice the classic model pose. Turn your body three quarters of the way towards the camera, with one foot in front of the other and one shoulder closer to the photographer. When you face forward your body tends to look wider.

Guest post by Shan Fisher of Shan Fisher Photography

Image from Shan Fisher Photography