There are many approaches to photography. Some photographers prefer a Photojournalistic approach, where the photographer documents the action but does not interact; some photographers rely heavily on Posing their couples; and other photographers favor a Lifestyle approach, where real reactions are considered more authentic than posing. I utilize a combination of these approaches throughout the wedding day. For the Getting Ready, Ceremony and Reception portions of the day, I like to document things as they unfold naturally. For Bridal Party and Family Formals, I give Posing directions.
When it comes to couple portraits, I begin with posing, to build your confidence in front of the camera. Once you are comfortable, I direct you with prompts that encourage playfulness and helps your personalities shine so that I capture real laughter and raw emotions. In the photos below you can see I start with a core Pose then give a prompt to create an interaction between the couple and get photos of their genuine interactions.
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