Welcome to another installment of my posing guide for wedding photographers! I'm so excited about the feedback I've been getting on this series! 

The pose I'm sharing with you today is another great pose that I like to use often. You can get so many variations from a simple direction, and as you can see, I like to use it a lot! I usually get close ups and wider shots with this pose, and you'll see what kind of benefits that has as you keep reading!

 Chelsey Somohano Photography www.somohanoweddings.com

The easiest way to get started with this pose is to have the bride and groom standing next to each other. Remember how we had the bride and groom hold hands and walk towards you at the beginning of the session? This is a great segue into your next pose after having them walk! I'm all about easygoing and fluid posing during my sessions, so moving into this pose from walking feels almost natural for your couple! 

It's super easy to get them here, too! After you have them stop, simple ask the bride to take a slight step behind the groom's shoulder, so she's standing juuuuust behind him. Then ask her to wrap both of her hands around his arm and snuggle into it. Pro tip: Sometimes, it's a little bit easier to just show your couple what you mean. Ask the bride and groom if it's okay for you to step in, show them exactly what you're talking about, and watch the magic unfold after they see it!

Once your couple knows what you are asking of them, you might ask them to totally let go for a moment, then step back into this pose. More often than not, yo'll get a much more natural looking pose the second time around! 

 Chelsey Somohano Photography www.somohanoweddings.com

From here, you have a few options - ask them to look at each other. Ask the bride to look at you, and ask the groom to look at his bride. Ask the bride to lean her head on his shoulder. The possibilities are endless. One of my favorites is to ask the groom to give the bride a little kiss on the forehead - I always get a nice sweet smile! 

 Chelsey Somohano Photography www.somohanoweddings.com
 Chelsey Somohano Photography www.somohanoweddings.com

This is also a great pose for getting up close and personal - I do love a good ring shot! Not only do you get to show off that beautiful diamond, but if you frame it properly, you can incorporate some of those details from the couples outfits to really bring it full circle and cohesive with the rest of your session!

 Chelsey Somohano Photography www.somohanoweddings.com

I hope these tips help you create an authentic and fun experience for your couples at your next session, and I hope you can add this tip to your bag of tricks!

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comments below! I'm so thrilled to be starting this series on posing tips for photographers! I can't wait to share more!

You can see more of this posing series by following the links below:

Posing Tips for Wedding Photographers: Part One
Posing Tips for Wedding Photographers: Part Two
Posing Tips for Photographers: Family & Group Photos