Many times the pictures you cherish most from your wedding are those candid shots that truly capture the real emotions of the day. While that may be true, you don’t want to forgo this once in a lifetime chance to capture a perfect wedding portrait with the two of you perfectly lit and posed looking better than you have ever looked before, do you?
Didn’t think so!
To get that perfect frame worthy picture stop trolling Pinterest for ideas and start thinking about who you two are and “your” wedding. Then take your thoughts and ideas to your photographer and let him handle the rest. Here are a few things that might spark your imagination.
There are a wealth of fabulous poses for couples if you look to Hollywood. From the edgy poster for Mr & Mrs Smith to most anything Bogey and Bacall to the poster for The Notebook. Think back through your favorite couples movies and see what you come up with. I have a friend whose wedding portrait looks straight out of The Godfather.
Say Yes to the Dress!
You put a lot of thought and time into finding the perfect wedding gown. If there is something about it like the train or the beading, let your photographer know in advance that you want that to be highlighted in the poses for your portraits.
Embrace the Elements
A breezy day can make for some amazing shots of your veil. A summer shower may leave you with a breathtaking rainbow to use as a backdrop. A brilliant sunset may be perfect for a shot of you kissing or a silhouette shot. Let your photographer know that you aren’t afraid of a little weather.
Use Your Surroundings
You will want to pick a photographer with a good eye for capturing unique settings no matter where you are. Anything from a dock to a grand staircase, a park bench to a mirrored ballroom can offer inspiration for some once in a lifetime photos. Just take a look around with an open mind.
This is your wedding. Don’t strive for a portrait that looks like a million other ones, Be open to what the moment brings and you will have a one of a kind portrait that you will never regret.