Wedding Photography Poses

Wedding Photographs before the wedding day

  • Formal bridal portrait at studio – waist up and full length

Wedding Photographs before the wedding ceremony (at the brides house)

  • Bride getting dressed
  • Bride and mother in mirror – putting on veil
  • Bride and maid of honor – adjusting something
  • Someone’s “hand on dress” dress detail
  • Bride – full length (dressed)
  • Bride – waist up
  • Bride – looking out window
  • Bride and mother – full length
  • Bride and maid or honor, waist up
  • Bride with father – full length
  • Bride with father – waist up
  • Bride with mother and father full length
  • Bride with mother and father waist up
  • Bride with individual family members – waist up or full length
  • Bride with anyone / everyone else of importance – waist up or full length
  • Bride with bride’s maids – lined up
  • Bride with bride’s maids – informal
  • Bride and family getting in car to leave for church

Wedding Photographs before the wedding ceremony (at the church)

  • Groom with best man
  • Groom with best man “getting away”
  • Groom with all Groomsman lined up
  • Groom with groomsman – informal
  • Groom with Dad
  • Groom with (fill in blank)

Wedding Photographs at the wedding ceremony

  • Mother of groom being escorted down the isle
  • Mother of bride being escorted down the isle
  • Any grandmothers being escorted down the isle
  • Bride and Father in back of church getting ready to go down the isle
  • Groom and best man waiting at alter
  • Bride – informal portrait as she waits to come down the isle
  • Groomsman and brides maids coming down isle
  • Father and Bride coming down isle
  • Father giving away Bride
  • Exchanging vows
  • Exchanging rings
  • The kiss
  • Alter from back of church – eye level POV (long shot)
  • Alter from back of church – eye level POV (close up of bride and groom)
  • Alter from back of church – floor POV (long shot)
  • Alter from back of church – floor POV (close up of bride and groom)
  • Alter from balcony – floor POV (long shot)
  • Alter from balcony – floor POV (close up of bride and groom)
  • Various editorial shots of ceremony
  • Shot of Bride and Groom being introduced as husband and wife
  • Bride and Groom coming down the isle
  • Mother of bride being escorted from seat
  • Mother of groom being escorted from seat
  • Bride and grooms kissing at back of church
  • Various shots or receiving line
  • Rice throw – long shot to show crowd
  • Bride and Groom getting in car to leave for pictures / reception

Wedding Photographs after the ceremony but before the wedding reception (at park?)

  • Bride – full length (formal)
  • Bride – waist up (formal)
  • Bride with maid of honor
  • Bride with brides maids – formal and informal
  • Bride and groom – full length
  • Bride and groom – waist up
  • Bride and Groom with his parents
  • Bride and Groom with her parents
  • Bride and groom with each set of grandparents
  • Bride and groom with brides maids and groomsman – two or three versions
  • Groom with groomsman – formal and informal
  • Bride and Groom Editorial portraits together and separate – use unique environment

Wedding Photographs at the wedding reception

  • Bride and groom being introduced at reception
  • Individual table shots
  • Best man toasting
  • Any speeches
  • Group shot of all guests
  • Cake alone
  • Bride and Groom – cutting cake
  • Bride and Groom – smashing cake
  • The first dance
  • Bride and her father dancing
  • Groom and his mother dancing
  • Bride’s parents dancing
  • Groom’s parents dancing
  • Bride and or groom dancing with Grand Parents
  • Bride throwing bouquet
  • Groom removing garter
  • Groom throwing garter
  • Garter catcher putting garter on bouquet catcher
  • Groom carrying bride away
  • Bride and groom getting in car
  • Car driving away
  • Group shot of wedding guests