How to Feel Comfortable Posing for Photos

Photography is a huge part of your wedding or elopement day. Your photos hold so much emotional value and memory, so they better be done right! For many people, when they hear they need to pose, they get awkward and super uncomfortable. The good news is, I'm here to help! I will try my best to give you some tips here, but for the best experience, make sure you hire the right photographer.

No need to panic!

Last updated: March 13, 2024

How to pose for photos:

  • Choose the right photographer
  • Communicate clearly
  • Let your emotion run wild
  • Relax and be yourself
  • Use props and accessories
  • Practice in front of the mirror

Communication is key when it comes to posing for your wedding photos. Your photographer should be able to guide you through the process and give you direction on how to pose. However, if you feel uncomfortable or unsure about a certain pose or angle, don't be afraid to speak up and communicate. They are here to help you and only want you to feel good.

What makes for the best photos, honestly, is showing all those emotions you have for your partner in that moment and forgetting everything else around you.

Feel free to laugh, cry, get in a tickle fight, pick each other up and spontaneously twirl around. Enjoy that moment with your significant other- and SHOW it! Remember the reasons why you're together and how excited you are to spend the rest of your lives as partners.

Using props and accessories can also help you feel more comfortable, almost as a distraction. This could be anything from a bouquet of flowers to a guitar to a champagne bottle.

Props and accessories can help you feel more natural and at ease in your poses, and they can also add a unique and personal touch to your photos.

To feel comfortable posing for photos, you need to choose the right photographer!

Choosing the right photographer is crucial for feeling comfortable during your photoshoot, regardless of whether it's for your wedding, elopement, engagement, honeymoon, portraits, boudoir session, etc.

Look for a photographer who has experience shooting weddings, so your know that they know what they're doing, and who you feel comfortable communicating with. Look at their portfolio to get a sense of their style and see if it matches your vision, then send them a message and see if you guys vibe together. If you don't feel entirely comfortable around this person, it will show in your photos.

Communicate with your photographer during the shoot.

Let your emotions run WILD

Relax and be yourself

One of the most important things to remember when posing for your wedding photos is to just chill. Your photographer will be able to capture the best moments when you are relaxed and comfortable.

Don't worry about looking perfect or posing a certain way. Just be yourself and enjoy the moment, take a deep breath, and gaze into your partner's beautiful eyes.

Use props and accessories

Practice makes perfect

If you're REALLY nervous, you can practice some poses ahead of time. Whether you're with your partner in front of a mirror, or wanting to perhaps start with an engagement session before your wedding day, you can always find some poses you like on Pinterest and try to perfect them!

Posing for your wedding photos should be a fun and enjoyable experience, not stressful. If you're ever have any doubts, just talk to your photographer, and they will be able to put you at ease! Don't forget to smile ;)

As a wedding & elopement photographer, I am very happy to share my years of expertise with you and give you more tips and tricks to help you make your dream wedding come true.

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