4 Tips for posing subjects for wedding photography

With Wedding photography (and really all types of Portrait Photography) a key to getting a great shot is always in the little details. Sometimes the difference between a decent shot and an amazing shot can be the slight twist of a foot placement to make your subjects look their best. I remember when I started out in Wedding Photography I took a workshop from Bambi Cantrell and while I didn’t feel like I got a ton out of the workshop I did really learn a few very simple things on how to position peoples feet and shift their weight to get a great portrait.

If you want to learn some great tricks on posing check out these 4 videos from wedding photographer Lexia Frank. The audio isn’t that good :( (photographers please invest in good audio to go with that DSLR!!!) but the content is really helpful if you are getting started in portraits. Check it out and let me know your feedback/questions below…

Correctly Placing The Feet

In this video she talks about posing secrets to sitting or standing while being photographed. The secret is all about the feet!

Cutting Inches Off The Waist

Try this easy pose to give some shape to your body in photos and cut off inches from your waistline.


Hiding The Upper Body

In this tutorial Lexia demonstrates a few quick ideas on how to get a nice portrait while being aware of the upper body.

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Author: Mark

Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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