16 Sweet Couple Poses for Your Wedding Day
After finding your photographer, the next step is to go over a shot list. Now, a seasoned photographer will know exactly which moments to capture at a wedding, so we're not saying you should tell them how to do their job. What you should do is emphasize which moments or poses are must-haves for you. Among all the photos you'll take with family and friends, make sure to carve out some time for you and your partner to get some solo shots—it's easier than you think to forget about them!
Your photographer will be able to give you a bit of direction when it comes to posing for the camera, but it doesn't hurt to go in with a few ideas of your own. Here are some of our favorite wedding day couple poses to inspire your shot list.
16 of the Best Couple Poses For Your Wedding
1. First Look (Without Looking)
The couple's pose: This couple's photography pose can capture a meaningful moment before walking down the aisle.
2. Prayer During the Ceremony
The couple's pose: While you may not be purposefully posing, you'll be glad you asked your wedding photographer to document this special part of your ceremony.
3. Having Fun With Props
The couple's pose: Bring some whimsical props for some sweet and playful couple picture poses.
4. Holding Hands (With Pets!)
The couple's pose: As long as you're posing with your family members, why not bring Fido along for the fun? Hold hands and let your pet be the center of attention for this shot.
5. Candid Laughs
The couple's pose: Not every shot needs to be perfectly set up. Ask for some natural shots of you and your honey laughing and enjoying your day.
6. With the Flower Girl
The couple's pose: The only guest cuter than the newlyweds is the flower girl. Give the little one a smooch and thank her for her duties.
7. Capturing Soft Backlighting
The couple's pose: Pose however you like and simply let the soft backlighting illuminate you and your partner.
8. Funny Pose
The couple's pose: Who says all your couple photography poses have to be serious? Not us! Have fun with it and strike a few silly poses.
9. Walking Together and Holding Hands
The couple's pose: This one is easy. Slip your hand into your honey's hand and let the photographer do the rest.
10. From the Ceremony to Reception
The couple's pose: It's your first ride (or stroll) as a married couple. Ask your photographer to capture this special time before your ceremony.
11. A Hollywood Kiss
The couple's pose: Don't be bashful. Dip your partner and go in for a dramatic Hollywood kiss to celebrate your marriage.
12. Golden Hour Outdoor Pose
The couple's pose: Sneak away from your celebration and soak in the golden hour, just before the sun sets. The natural lighting is undeniably magical.
13. Romantic Outdoor Photo
The couple's pose: There are no guidelines around this pose. Head outdoors and take advantage of Mother Nature's natural backdrop.
14. A Reception Kiss
The couple's pose: This couple's photography pose is a great chance to capture an intimate moment while surrounded by friends and family.
15. With a Thank-You Sign
The couple's pose: Strike a pose with a thank-you sign and include a copy of it in your thank-you cards.
16. During the Grand Exit
The couple's pose: Round out the night with this couples picture pose and be sure to include a "Just married" sign.