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August 30, 2017
Let’s face it, most of us aren’t actors or models, and being in front of the camera can be mega-weird. Any photographer worth their weight will guide you through lots of poses on the big day, but there is wedding photography posing tips you can keep in mind just to make extra sure you’re looking your best.
You guys are marrying each other!! Don’t be afraid to get cozy. If there’s a big gap in between you, it ruins the lovely intimacy of the images. No one has cooties, I promise.
Ladies, be like Jon Snow and bend the knee! Game of Thrones reference. . . .anyone?
Standing completely straight makes you look stiff. Bending one knee makes your hips sway to one side, giving you a really beautiful hourglass silhouette, softening the pose.
There are endless kissing styles out there, but by far the most un-photogenic is the pucker. You know what I mean, the “round mouth”, “pursed lips”, “way you’d kiss your grandma” kinda kiss.
You should approach every kiss as if you’re about to whisper a funny secret to your loved one. Your lips are slightly open and soft, and you have a bit of a smile. Only when you actually make contact should you make a forward movement with them.
If you’re not sure how you kiss, either review your engagement photos or take a selfie as you smooch. Adjust if need be.
4. Two hands in your pockets
Gentlemen, if you feel awkward with your arms just hanging by your side, stick them in the pockets of your pants. It broadens your shoulders a bit and makes you look pretty cool. Like, James Dean kinda cool.
I know, I know, it sounds super lame. But the whole reason we photographers get you to fake a laugh is that you feel so ridiculous that eventually, you’ll break out into genuine, beautiful laughter all around.
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