Posing Tips for Your Wedding Photos & Videos

Posted by Teri S. on Feb 11, 2020 9:12:00 AM

Capturing memories with photo and video is an important part of your day, and we want to give some tips to make sure you look your best and are comfortable with your team.

Keep in mind your attire can be a factor in how comfortable you'll be. There's a big payoff for choosing wisely for your beach wedding dress and groom attire for a beach wedding! Besides your clothing, here are our tips for your photo and video shoot.

Photography

Our professional photographers will greet you with a warm aloha and lead you through everything from start to finish. They know it’s not every day you turn up for a photo shoot, so they’ll do their best to make you comfortable.

Tips to Remember:

  • Relax and enjoy yourselves. The day is meant to be fun, so don’t take the photo shoot too seriously.
  • Let your photographer know if you have any special requests. If there’s a particular pose or photo you’ve seen on our website that you know you want, just ask.
  • Have good posture. Standing and sitting up straight are more flattering.
  • Not sure about your smile? Mix it up. Your photographer will take a lot of pictures, so feel free to try a variety of expressions.
  • Don't be late to your ceremony or it'll cut into your photo/video time.
  • Following your ceremony, your photo shoot will start with group shots. If you have a large amount of guests, prep them so they know not to disappear. These take more time than you might think. 
  • Love on each other. You’ll see the emotion and joy in the final pictures!
  • Here are another 9 photography considerations to help you be as prepared as possible.

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Heaven's Point Wedding Couple

Videography

We know beautiful photos are a "must" for all couples, but hopefully you are considering adding video too. There are a few differences when it comes to posing for videography

You’ll get two videos. One video is of the ceremony, which is capturing the moment as you’ll remember it. Your videographer will put a microphone on the groom and the officiant to capture audio.

The other video is the highlight video, which is made of special moments during the ceremony and a mix of footage taken after your ceremony. (Most of the footage taken after the ceremony will be in slow motion, and your videographer will only use clips they feel are flattering.) You get to choose the song for your highlight video.

 

 

 Waialae Beach Park with drone added. | Song: "You Shine" by Andrew Simple

 

 

Here are some tips for a beautiful video:

  • Just as with photography, try to relax and enjoy yourselves.
  • Try to avoid looking at your videographer’s camera, especially with “darty eyes.” It’s best to pretend the video camera isn’t there. Focus on each other and your photographer’s camera.
  • Your videographer is looking to capture natural movements. Being playful often helps the highlight video.
  • Remember that your videographer might be filming while your photographer is setting you up for a shot. Try not to focus on your photographer too much. Do your best to follow your photographer’s directions with slow, smooth movements, as it will work much better for video.
  • Communicate any requests or questions you may have. If you want to try something, let your videographer know.

 

Sherwood Forest Beach and Heaven's Point | Song: "A Thousand Years"

 

Sherwood Forest Beach on a cloudy day :)

 

Conclusion

Your photographer and videographer will help you through the day. The most important thing is to enjoy yourselves. Although not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera, you’ll be in good hands, and your team will know how to get the best shots and footage of your special day.

 

Questions? Please contact us anytime!

 

 
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