Weddings will always have a huge place in my heart.
I might not be photographing them anymore, but my love for wedding days has not faded. Although I don’t totally miss how exhausted I was after a full weekend of shooting, I do miss being a part of such monumental moments in people's lives, and telling the couple's story.
If you’re a wedding photographer, you’re probably in the thick of wedding season right now. I remember the overwhelming feeling I’d get in August when I was coming off of summer weddings and looking at how full my fall schedule already was.
In the midst of the overwhelm, I hope you also know how important your job is.
You’re taking a moment in time and freezing it so your couples have something to hold onto from what will likely be one of the best days of their lives. Your photos will eventually become the way in which they filter a lot of those memories, and what they show to kids and grandkids when they talk about their love story. I can't think of many cooler jobs than that.
When I sat down at my desk to start creating The Posing Deck: Wedding Edition, all of those feelings of prepping for a wedding day started rushing back to me.
You know the drill — making sure your cards are clear, cleaning your lenses, charging your batteries, packing your camera bag, laying your outfit out, reviewing your couple’s questionnaire, and making sure you’ll have an ample amount of coffee to get through the 10 hour day.
There’s a lot to prepare for when you’re shooting a wedding, and spending time gathering inspiration and thinking about ways to position your couple can fall by the wayside.
There are over 275 posing prompts in The Posing Deck: Wedding Edition, but I wanted to drop eight poses you can use for wedding day portraits of the couple right here on the blog:
- Walk together and snuggle up like it's cold outside
- Sit with each other and admire the view
- Tell your partner your favorite memory together
- Get close and trace your partner's face with your nose
- Bear hug your partner from behind and attack them with kisses
- Hug like you won't see each other for months
- Tangle your limbs together and "melt" into each other
- Practice your first dance
I love having prompts like this saved on my camera, or on my phone for easy access when I lose track of ideas.
If you think these prompts are helpful and you could also use some ideas for posing the wedding party, bridesmaids, groomsmen, family, or the couple individually, check out The Posing Deck: Wedding Edition to get the complete deck with all 275 prompts.
Lastly, Don’t forget there are three other posing decks in the shop, take a look HERE.