I’ve been a wedding photographer for a yeah and a half and I’m very lucky to say that I’m in love with my job! I always feel very honoured to capture someone’s special day. All moments of the day are very special but if I’d have to pick my favourite one to photograph it would probably be a couple’s portrait session. This is the time when the official part is done, couple feel more relaxed and can enjoy each other’s company as a husband and wife. I am a hunter for real emotions without too much interference, that’s why always end up with handful of photos where couples don't look at the camera and it turn out to be their favourites. Don’t get me wrong I'd start a portrait session with some traditional photos that never go out of fashion and always end up in a wedding album.
Holding hands and facing each other
One of the most common poses for a wedding couple. Couple acting more natural when they don’t have to look at the camera and I love to capture their interaction with each other. I’m shooting it from the various angles to have a slightly different look.
Bride's arms around groom's neck
After I've done set of shots with the previous pose, I ask a bride to wrap her arms around groom's neck, touch his face and give each other a sweet cuddle.
I ask my couple to look at the same direction or opposite ways. It gives a shot a bit of a mystery and tells a story.
Photo of the details such as veil, wedding rings, bouquet aways end up in wedding albums. I normally photograph hands with rings during and straight after the ceremony, but I also like to include it in couple’s portrait session.
For a sweet and romantic look, I ask groom to kiss his bride in a forehead
I always include couple's walk photos in a portrait session. It can be a great way to start a portrait session if a couple is a bit shy in front of the camera. To be a bit more creative I ask the bride to start walking away slowly whilst holding groom's hand.
There are many so much more poses for a wedding couple that can be found online or in the photography books. It is always great idea to check with the couple if they have a list of favourites. I also have a folder in my phone with my favourite photos that I update from time to time in the case if I run out of ideas on the day. But as per my experience, couples don't want anything too stage, too posed that takes a long time of their wedding day. Keep it short, sweet and fun is more is so important.