And How To Implement Them Into Your Engagement and Wedding Photos
1. Piggy Back / Side Angled
Piggy backing, or angling yourself so it looks like you’re behind your fiancé, is flattering on every couple.
While their heads are together, her arms create an angle making the eye look from the right side of her face to the bottom of the photo and then back up to his. The most attractive photos you can do in this position are ones that form triangles. It draws your eyes to different parts of the photo and leaves no one out.
2. Weight on One Foot
When you place your weight on one foot and lean into your partner it makes them stand up straighter in order to support your weight.
The groom pulls the bride’s waist toward him, and supports her with his hands on her low back. This creates a curve that is truly flattering for every bride.
3. One Hand on the Chest
This is a classic pose that not only shows off your love for each other, but can also be a focal point for your ring. Placing your hand on your fiancé’s chest creates a beautiful curvature in your elbow, allowing your shoulder to relax.
The shoulders that are furthest away from the camera should touch slightly. You and your spouse snuggle as close as possible then lightly place your hand on his chest. A fully outstretched hand looks awkward, so bend your fingers slightly.
4. Head on a Shoulder
Timeless. Elegant. Intimate.
Whenever I pose someone in this way I’m instantly transported to couples in Paris, snuggling on the edge of the Seine, or to the final scene of Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill. There’s so much promise in a cuddle, especially when the groom pulls his bride in. You can almost see the exhale within the photo as they both relax.
I imagine all my couples in their old age, after years and years of marriage, being able to recreate this pose and really ‘feel’ where they started from.
5. Hand Hold Next To Each Other
Holding your lover’s hand is always super cute, but especially when you pull each other close.
Make sure you cross your feet and your fiancé puts his hand in his pocket and spreads his legs a little further than his hips. This will create just the right amount of contrast in the pose. Walking this way can also create a beautiful image, just make sure to focus on each other.
Honorable Mention 🙂
Bring props that mean something to you.
A sign, a jacket, pics of your parents from their wedding day – it can all be used to create unique moments. Pets are also a great option to include in your engagement pics.