As with wedding photographers at Caterham Photography will ask the happy couple to come into our studio in Surrey to discuss what type of shoot they would like for their big day or any wedding photography style they wish. The usual list will come out for the formal shots, groups etc., after that is out of the way, we quite often will be asked to take the newly-weds off to one side to do some portrait shots of the bride and groom. Then one of them will say, “But we are not models. We don’t know how to pose.” Or “The venue isn’t that pretty for photos”. This is not as great a problem as they might think.
Our wedding photographers is really to let bride and groom to take a walk, to capture the chemistry between the couple. There is no more an emotional day as that of your wedding day. Taking the bride and groom away from the maddening crowd allows them to relax (at least a little) and we hope for their love and magic to shine through. If you can get the “look of love” between the happy couple almost any setting no matter how simple can become dramatic. As for the posing it is amazing how just a few minor directions can give the right feel to a decent portrait photo. All the elements will already be there. Hair, makeup and of cause the dress will be perfect. It will just be down to us to place them in order to show them at their best. You don’t have to “vogue” in order to get a model like shot. A meaningful exchange of glances can make for a powerful photograph. A simple embrace or the touching of hands can convey all the emotion of this eventful occasion.
Just remember taking photos is not meant to be a task. It is all supposed to be fun and if you are having fun and your subjects are having fun it will show throughout your shots.