You’ve dreamt of this day since you were a little girl- the lehengas, the décor, your man arriving on his mare, the revelry, and even the songs you and your squad are going to dance to. You’re going to be talking about your big day for the rest of your life. And I’m all about living in the moment and taking in its glory, but hey- a picture is worth a thousand words. Think about your wedding photos as heirlooms, visual essays that you’ll cherish forever. And even when you’re old and grey, these images will remind you of the happiest day of your life. So, it goes without saying that your wedding portraits require much thought and preplanning, no pressure!
As I scroll through bridal Pinterest boards in my free timeit’s my guilty pleasureI’ve found my favorite poses and postures that I think every bride must add to her photographer’s to-do.
Read on to know about the best bridal poses for your bridal photoshoot:
Candid pictures are so passe! The newest trend everywhere is the plandid. It’s the holy union of a candid shot that’s pre-planned- where the light hits you at your highlight, where your neck looks the longest and yet, you make no eye contact with the camera. Your plandid should show off all your glam and still look subtle and demure. Here’s DP showing you how to do it best.
The Smitten Kitten
I’m all about being EXTRA, but your wedding album is incomplete without your main man. Obviously! Although standing next to each other and smiling is a classic. But not the one to capture your love with The One. So, taking cues from Virat, look at your boo- the man of your dreams exactly the way you always wish he looks at you!
Not Without My Squad
Of course, you could go with the basic pose where all your girls stand around you smiling awkwardly. Or you could go with Sonam's faux-to of her gang helping her put on her jewels- while the focus still stays on her. Call that a win-win?
In All Her Glory
Is there an outfit that’s mattered more than your wedding dress? You spent hours, if not weeks, stalking the Instagrams of designers, ogling storefronts and running to appointments with couturiers. You picked that perfect lehenga, jewellery et all. So, girl, you deserve a Mughlai bridal portrait that could adorn palatial walls or history textbooks even! A page out of Sabyasachi's book works as a stunning reference.
Wham Glam Thank You, Ma'am
In true Queen status, you need that one photo you can share on your Instagram and you’ve got to be at the peak of your glam. You’ve spent hours with your makeup artist, almost choked on hairspray and sat in the same stoic position for what may feel like an eternity. You deserve that one uber glam shot to show off all that work you’ve put into getting here à la Jhanvi Kapoor.