Stunning and Simple Poses for a Bride to Showcase her Wedding Dress
You’ve dreamed, planned, shopped, adjusted, altered, and otherwise made sure that your wedding look is beautiful in every way. The big day is going to breeze by in a rush of emotion, happiness, and excitement – but your photographer will be able to capture your wedding moments and freeze them in time. As you prepare for your wedding day, you should consider trying out a few poses or planning a few key photo locations that will help your future photo shoot go smoothly.
In this post, Weddingful offers tips for creating poses that highlight the beauty of your dress. These poses take advantage of natural light, architectural elements, textures, fabrics, nature (and more!) to shine a spotlight on the beautiful bride and her all-important dress on her wedding day.
Looking Out the Window
This is an easy and no-fuss pose for brides who find themselves too busy to focus on whether or not they’re striking the “right” pose. No matter where you are, it’s easy to find a moment to stand facing a window while your photographer snaps a few shots from behind. Wistful, mature, and sincere, this pose captures a bride looking out into the world and preparing for whatever adventures lie beyond the window pane.
Standing in the Doorway
Another easy-to-do option, standing in a doorway is a simple pose that will create a natural frame for you and your dress. Whether you have access to an ornate doorway like this one or a typical doorframe in your own home, this shot directs attention towards the bride and her beauty, capturing the way she soaks up the spotlight on her big day.
Add the Groom
Many couples opt for a “first look” photo shoot where both couples meet each other in their wedding attire prior to the wedding ceremony. Elaborate on the “first look” and include an artistic shot like this, using the perspective and placement of the loving groom in the distance to direct the focal point towards the bride.
A Thoughtful Reflection
Spend a moment with yourself. Steal a spare minute to thoughtfully reflect on your wedding day, glancing at yourself in the mirror. This pose is simple to do, as you’re bound to have a mirror close at hand! A pose like this offers a very personal sense of reflection, preparedness, and intimacy as you look yourself in the eye and get ready to say “I do”.
A Carefree Moment
Let your guard down for a minute and strike a pose that captures pure elation on your wedding day. This casual, relaxed poses instills a sense of playfulness and comfort (and it also highlights this bride’s lovely wedding shoes!). Playing, twirling, and swooshing is half the fun of wearing a wedding dress, so give yourself some time to let your hair down a bit on your wedding day!
Get up close and personal with a seated pose that zooms in on your wedding details. This capture draws attention to the intricate lace design on the bride’s dress, as well as her tasteful and sophisticated accessories.
Hold the Train
Bring a subtle highlight to the beauty, texture, and volume of your gown by lifting the train in one hand.
Lying in Layers
You’ll need a hand pulling this one off, as it’s not as carefree as it looks! If you’ve got a full-volumed skirt, consider having your bridesmaids help you to spread it out in a circle, going for the heavenly and relaxed vibe that this pose emits. Your best bet is to wait until the ceremony’s over, however – you won’t want to get grass stains on your gown. Despite its complications, this fun shot conveys a dreamy, artistic view of a bride, capturing the fairytale feeling floating in the air.
Tossing the Fabric in the Wind
Lighter fabrics like tulle or lace look magnificent when blowing in the wind – and if there’s no wind to be found, make your own! This dramatic pose is created by nothing more than a quick toss of fabric and a well-timed capture. Add movement and drama to your wedding dress portraits by tossing your dress, allowing your veil to blow in the wind, or twirling your skirt. These shots will surely capture the high energy of the day!
Ready for your wedding photos? If you’re stuck when it comes to planning the logistics, Weddingful can help. Our online planner is free, and it’s designed to match you with vendors – from photographers to planners to cake artists – who fit your location, budget, and style.