We all want our wedding album to be amazing but when you don’t spend your life in front of a camera posing, how are you supposed to know what to do! Enlisting the services of a great photographer is the first step to getting a killer photo album. Knowing what poses you would like to try is also helpful.
Here is your Wedding Photo Poses Cheat Sheet with 27 wedding poses you should try.
1. The handhold
Holding hands is a classic pose for a reason, and you will definitely want some of these shots in your album. Create a little space between you and your partner (I know, this is a big ask on your wedding day when you want to be as close as can be) and link fingers.
2. The cute cuddle
Cosy up with your partner’s arms around you for an intimate shot.
3. Whisper sweet nothings
For some lovely candid shots, you can whisper into each other’s ears, which invariably results in some giggles and lovely fun shots.
4. The casual stroll
Take your partner’s hand and go on a little stroll while your photographer clicks away capturing some natural shots of the newly weds. (Bonus points if he carries your train while you walk. Your partner, not your photographer, that is!)
5. The walk off
Often the back of your outfit (not to mention your hair!) is as noteworthy as the front which means you will want some beautiful photos from behind. Ask your photographer to follow you as you walk away. You can walk away holding hands, with arms interlinked or perhaps even dancing.
6. The look away
This pose has become a trendy favourite. Stand beside one another, holding hands, with some space between you and looking off in opposite directions.
7. The smooch
Every wedding album must include a great kissing shot. And since it’s your wedding day and you probably won’t have seen much of each other earlier in the day, it shouldn’t be too much of a hardship to nab plenty of smooching shots!
8. The cheek kiss
A peck on the cheek is a more delicate and sweet version than the full-on smooch, but still worthy of a place in your wedding album.
9. The almost kiss
Get your photographer to catch you leaning in for a smooch but not all the way there…
10. The forehead kiss
Sweet forehead kisses are a great way to capture the intimacy between you two lovebirds.
11. Kiss from behind
This one works particularly well if your partner is on the taller side.
12. The hand kiss
Go old school and offer your lady a gentleman’s kiss on her hand. This is, after all, her day to feel like a Disney princess!
13. The nose ping
A little nose-to-nose intimacy is such a sweet and endearing way to get up close with your favourite human.
14. Forehead to forehead
Share a tender moment together and stand with your foreheads touching and eyes closed.
15. Sitting down
During your creative shoot, find a comfy spot to sit down together and make the most of this little mini rest. Lean into one another, chat, exhale and enjoy the moment.
16. The overhead
Find a pretty spot to lie down and have your photographer take an overhead shot of you. If your photographer has a drone, a zoomed out version of this can be really epic!
17. Veil shot
If you’re wearing a veil on your wedding day, you’ll definitely want to nab some ‘under cover’ shots of both of you beneath your veil. The options here are endless – look into each other’s eyes, do a forehead bump, smile at your photographer through the mesh or get another killer kissing picture shrouded in veil romance.
18. Lovers’ gaze
Keep a little distance between your faces and gaze lovingly into your partner’s eyes so that your photographer can capture some newly married adoration.
19. Face touch
This one is similar to the lovers’ look, but with you touching your partner’s face gently for some added tenderness.
20. The twirl
Consider this a little warm up for your first dance. It allows your photographer to capture some movement in your dress and if you can time it to coincide with golden hour, what a win!
21. The lift
Dirty Dancing is proof that you can’t go wrong with a lift. And whilst we love the original overhead lift, care of Patrick Swayze, unless you’ve practised this move multiple times, I recommend sticking to a simpler version of your partner hoisting you into the air. It will still look very romantic and impressive on camera.
22. The dip
Another uber romantic dance-inspired pose.
23. The piggyback
Looking to add a touch of fun and playfulness to your album? Time for a piggyback! This gives you an opportunity to show off some pretty shoes, or for an even more relaxed shot, you may want to go barefoot.
24. The ring shot
Yes, you’ll want all the kissing, snuggling and smiling shots but what wedding album would be complete without a photo of your gorgeous new ring? Pose in a way that showcases your new gem, like placing your left hand around your partner’s neck or placing your hand on their chest. If you want to capture both of your rings, find something to do together, such as push open a swing gate. Take a zoomed out shot and a close-up.
25. The lean
Find a cool looking doorway, wall or tree to stand against and let your partner lean you into it.
26. Head on shoulder
Lay your head on his shoulder and let the love just radiate.
27. Cheek to cheek
Press your cheek up against his and both look into the camera. This one’s going to be a really cool, Insta-worthy close-up.
And now you are ready to – if I may borrow the words of that Madonna song –
“V o g u e . . . Strike a pose!”