List of poses for your wedding day

Bride:

  • Hair /Makeup Shots, including brushes, the makeup artist in action, close ups of things like eyelashes, lips, smiling bride, mimosas, etc.

  • Bridesmaids “getting ready” laughing together

  • Bridesmaid and bride in special robes, shirts etc.

  • All of bride’s necessities before she puts them on: shoes, lacy dainties (if appropriate or unique), dress, veil, jewelry etc.

  • Bride’s dress with bridesmaid dresses in unique situations.

  • Any special bride items like monogrammed, handkercheif, family bible, etc.

  • Bride getting dressed (we usually had the bridesmaids in their dresses prior to this.

  • Maid of honor or mother zipping / lacing the dress.

  • Mother of the Bride placing the veil, kissing bride.

  • All bridesmaids admiring bride.

Groom:

  • Groom and groomsmen having fun, goofing off before getting ready (if they golf, play cards, etc, capture the anticipation.

  • Groom’s important items: suit hanging, tie or bow tie, shoes, cuff links, any monogrammed items like tie tac or flask.

  • Groom shaving and completing hair preparation.

  • Groom getting dressed

  • Groom shining shoes

  • Groom and groomsmen putting on vests, ties and tying for each other.

  • Groom with father tying tie or bow tie

  • Groom with groomsmen hanging out in hotel room

PreWedding Bride:

  • Bride with Bridesmaids, each individually (usually only done quickly one after another and in both 3/4 and full length, a “smile pose” and a “fun” pose like sorority symbol etc)

  • Bride with Bridesmaids – groups

  • Bride /Bridesmaids closeups of dresses, perspective of shoes, and bouquets

  • Bride with flower girls.

  • Bride with any other attendants like guestbook etc.

Bride with First Look with Parents / Dad.

  • Dad’s reaction

  • Mom reaction

  • Mom and Dad embracing daughter

Bride with Parents:

  • Bride with mom, smiling and her kissing mom

  • Bride with Dad, smiling and him kissing bride on cheek

  • Bride with both parents

  • Bride with siblings (individually, with their significant others in a family group, and together.)

  • Bride with parents and siblings.

  • Bride with parents, siblings, children and married ins. (we avoided any “boyfriend, girlfriend” in this photo unless specifically requested.)

  • Bride with Grandparents (if any)

  • Bride with Grandparent and their respective child (3 generations)

Bride ALONE: 

  • Bride closeup of face /hair/ veil (add an artistic pics of bride with flowers, eyes only, looking down are her, her staring up at you.

  • Bride waist up – shows of the details of her dress, from front and behind with light shining through

  • Bride 3/4 – we usually did this with her staring in to flowers or artistically off into light… makes her look like the little angel her mother remembers! Front and back.

  • Bride full length front, side and back.

PreWedding Groom:

  • Groom with Groomsmen, each individually (usually only done quickly one after another and in both 3/4 and full length, a “smile pose” and a “fun” pose like sunglasses, frat symbol etc)

  • Groom with Groomsmen & Ushers – groups

  • Groom /Groomsmen closeups of tuxes or suits, ties, cuff links, perspective of shoes, and boutonnieres

  • Groom with ring bearers.

  • Groom with any other attendants or ushers

Groom with Parents:

  • Groom with mom, traditional smiling and her kissing him on cheek

  • Groom with Dad, shaking dad’s hand and smiling at camera

  • Groom with both parents

  • Groom with siblings (individually, with their significant others in a family group, and together.)

  • Groom with parents and siblings.

  • Groom with parents, siblings, children and married ins. (we avoided any “boyfriend, girlfriend” in this photo unless specifically requested.)

  • Groom with Grandparents (if any)

  • Groom with Grandparent and their respective child (3 generations)

Groom ALONE: (This is important!  A few shots of the groom on his own.  Mom will thank you for it!)

  • Groom closeup of face both smiling and serious

  • Groom waist up

  • Groom 3/4 – often crouched in the “senior squat”

  • Groom full length front, side and back.

Pre-Wedding Anticipation

  • Both sides heading to church or ceremony in limo or respective transportation.

  • Anxious preparations

  • Bride looking out window

  • Final prep for wedding ceremony, fixing bride’s hair, veil, makeup, prayers.

  • Groomsmen in huddle

Ceremony:

  • Guestbook attendants

  • Program attendants

  • Groomsmen with minister in minutes before

  • Grandparents seated

  • Parent Seated

  • Grooms party enters

  • Bridal party down the aisle

  • Flower girls and ring bearers

  • Bride down the aisle

  • Groom’s reaction to bride (this has become a HUGE ordeal in the past years)

  • Standard Ceremony items: readings, prayers, unity candle/sand, rings, vows

  • THE KISS!

  • Pronouncement of Marriage

  • Recessional ( We always made sure to get many sheer joy photos of the bride and groom receeding!)

  • Exit from the ceremony (bubbles, rice, antique car, carriage, etc.)

Post Wedding:

  • Full Family groupings with bride and groom combined

  • Extended Family groupings with bride and groom combined

  • Girls and Guys respectively in traditional formation at the ceremony location or church

  • Combined Wedding Party at Church (3-5 shots of this is fine)

  • Wedding Party combined in FUN ways and pictures they actually will use in their book!

Couple:

  • List of Couple poses

http://fixthephoto.com/bride-and-groom-poses.html

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/bride-groom-poses/

Reception Details:

  • Floral designs on tables etc.

  • Candles and any personalized decor

  • Cake & Groom’s cake

  • Tables and Decor- Many crops and angles of plating, napkins, name cards, etc.

  • Shot of the room well lit before people mess up tables (if possible)

Reception:

  • Announcement of Bridal Party

  • Prayer over dinner

  • Parents of Bride and Groom with THEIR friends (we always offered this to the parents and they LOVED it)

  • Any large family or friend groupings like sorority, fraternity

  • Any special friend groupings (We always asked the bride and groom as they rotated around the room to flag us down if they needed us to take a pic of their college roommates, childhood friends, work colleagues, etc.)

  • Dinner details, plating, buffet prior to serving

  • Bar and tenders and any personal details there

  • Bride and Groom First Dance

  • Father Daughter Dance

  • Mother Son Dance

  • Generations Dance

  • Fun Dances

  • Toasts

  • Bouquet Toss

  • Garter Toss

  • Exit from Reception