How to pose
like a professional in your engagement and wedding photos
Posing is an ART. But, unfortunately, it's an art that a lot of couples are nervous about, and sadly, that a lot of so-called "professional" photographers actually don't know how to direct correctly.
So, if you happen to have a photographer who doesn't know how to pose you with expertise and intention, what are a few things you should remember?
Here are a few pointers. I call these THE FOUNDATION of posing;
1 - Straighten your back.
First off, you want to ensure that your spine is straight, but NOT stiff and unnatural. I often ask my couples to act as if there is a string on the back/top of their head, pulling them up. Have a straight spine and a natural curve in your lower back!
2 - Push your shoulders back.
Push your shoulders 1 inch back. This will further bring confidence and beauty in your pose.
3- Have uneven weight distribution.
You want your weight distribution to be uneven or else your pose will look unnatural. There are two ways to do this. Either cross one leg over the other or put more weight on your back leg!
Now, try to laugh and forget about the camera, and interact with your significant other. The more natural you can be with your partner, the more authentic and beautiful these photos will be!