Posed Photos for the Candid Couple
Couples nowadays are regularly requesting candid photography for their wedding day, seeking a more natural look and style instead of the traditional ‘posed’ photos of the past – and wedding photographers are loving it! The opportunity to work in the background to capture those genuine emotions (excitement, nerves, tears, or even a tiny pinch of hysteria) makes for some unforgettable shots, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a few posed photos along the way whilst sticking true to the style you’re after.
Candid photography literally means ‘taken informally, especially without the subjects knowledge’ – perfect for capturing you at your natural best. Some people can find posed photos to be quite nerve-wracking, or they just feel uncomfortable in front of the camera – don’t worry, you’re not alone! That’s why candid photography can work at any wedding, especially when capturing those all-important group shots you’re after.
Let’s consider your dream wedding venue. It’s such an important part of your day, so it’s great to showcase as much of it as you can in your photos to give you those moments to remember. If you’ve gone for a relaxed, informal outdoor wedding venue, you might find an opportunity for some ‘posed’ photos like this.
Or have you chosen a wedding venue with a beautiful ocean backdrop – why miss out on cute shots of the two of you?
Or perhaps you’ve just tied the knot in a 250-year-old stately home – time to get the gang together!
You might get a couple of guests (children and adults alike) who like to hover, ready to strike a pose at a moments notice. These kind of shots capture the guests personalities perfectly.
The right candid photographer will work with you to capture the photos that you want, as well as coordinating those posed shots so they look as natural as can be – after all, there’s no need to be scared of a little posing.
A big thank you for the blog and images provided by Swinky Photography.
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