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Five Tips For Better Wedding Photography

Want more creative wedding photos? Take a look at these five tips from David Pearce's wedding posing E-Book.

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This extract is from the FREE E-Book - Wedding Photography – A Guide to Posing by David Pearce. It's published by Oliver Cameron and is available to download on the Increase Knowledge website -

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Here are five ways you can be more creative with your wedding photographs:

Use Lines

Hotel corridors can be pretty dull, but they are narrow – which lends itself to successful images as the wall leads your eye to the bride. Here, the bride has one hand on her hip and the other extended downwards, holding her bouquet.

 Bride hotel corridor
Photograph by Todd Laffler. Wedding Photography – A Guide to Posing.

Use a frame

A great idea. Although this car is probably a wreck, you could easily achieve the same effect using the bridal car. Not only does it frame the group but – consistent with the fun image – they have been asked to fool around and make funny faces, showing their personalities.

 Wedding party
Photograph by Silvana Frammartino. Wedding Photography – A Guide to Posing.

Be creative with blur

This is such a sexy shot. The bride’s earring picks out the groom’s corsage very well. Angelica has stood pretty close to the bride, and used a medium-length zoom lens, wide open. It is lit with natural light from a large window. Notice the intensity and love she has captured in the groom’s expression.

 Bride and groom
Photograph by Angelica Glass. Wedding Photography – A Guide to Posing.

Capture them when they're relaxed

You can see from the background that this was created in the reception room. The bride and groom will rarely mind you asking them to pose for another shot after they have finished their meal. They may well have had a glass of champagne or two by this stage as well, so will be a little more relaxed. Have an idea or concept for the shot in mind before asking them. You should have plenty of time during the meal to come up with this, as well as to scout for any other locations you can use.

 Bride and Groom
Photography by Ash & Cheri Violi. Wedding Photography – A Guide to Posing.

Think: 'Colour'

If you have the opportunity to take a bride into a field of colourful flowers then do so. Think about how to use the vibrant colours within your image so that they enhance the pose. Look at the position of the bride’s right hand and how it gently cradles her chin. Her left hand is very elegantly helping us to see the curls in her hair.

Photograph by Alexey Fedorov. Wedding Photography – A Guide to Posing.

For more tips like these, download the free Wedding Photography A Guide to Posing E-Book.

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