While you might never forget your wedding day, you’ll want to have more than just a mental image to hold onto when the event is through. That’s why having a photographer to document your moments as a couple is well worth the investment. To ensure your photos look attractive yet natural, use the following three tips when posing with your spouse.

3 Wedding Photography Tips for Couples

1. Highlight Your Best Features

Take a page from the modeling industry’s book by using angles to look your best. For example, to conceal a pronounced forehead and make your lips look fuller, angle your chin upwards as if you’re showing off a long neck.

For a slimming full-length pose, angle your body at 45 degrees, instead of facing the camera face on or at a full side profile.

If you want to flaunt your toned arms, place a hand on one hip and point your elbow away from your body.

2. Consider Body Language

weddingWhile you’ll want to look your best as an individual, the true aim of your wedding photos as a couple will be to celebrate your love on the big day. Therefore, your body language should accurately represent your relationship.

Standing side by side can look a bit stiff and business-like; instead, try placing your hands on your spouse’s shoulder and leaning your head against them. Or stand behind your spouse, wrap your arms around their waist, and lean over their shoulder. You can also hold a loose embrace while looking into one another’s eyes.

3. Forget the Camera

If all this strategy has you feeling overwhelmed, you don’t have to pose like it’s prom. Ask your photographer if you can relax and take some candid shots instead of stressing about your positions. Whether you talk to each other, share a laugh, dance around, or fix your spouse’s bow tie, your carefree actions will help you feel more at ease and allow your natural chemistry to shine through.


If you’re using these tips to plan for your special day, let Envisions Weddings of Kahului, HI, sort out the details. This planning company has over three decades of experience helping happy couples pull off unforgettable occasions, from romantic proposals to beachfront nuptials. Visit the website to learn more about their work, or call (808) 874-1000 to speak with a planner.