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November 2016

17 Couple Poses You Should Try for a Natural-Looking Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

Look completely natural in your pre-wedding photoshoot with these 17 couple poses!

So, you’ve taken countless goofy selfies together, but now that your pre-wedding photoshoot is coming up, you’re wondering if you can nail couple poses without looking like you have two left feet, or arms that stick out awkwardly. You don’t want to look “un-glam”, but you don’t want to come off as stiff and “posey” either. And you definitely don’t want 30 shots of just the two of your posing for a kiss.

Don’t be afraid of the camera! What’s important during your engagement photography session is the both of you telling the story of your love. The best couple poses are ones that feel natural to the both of you, and let your emotions shine through. Cuddle each other and have fun with these 17 natural-looking couple poses that aren’t too cheesy or fake.

1. Dancing

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Twirl your bride around for a graceful shot that captures the movement of her dress. Dancing together can help get rid of any awkwardness you may feel in front of the camera too.

2. Follow me to

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Hold your partner’s hand and lead him or her on your next adventure. The naturalness of this action takes away the “posed” quality of your photo. Try looking back at your partner when you converse too.

3. Head on shoulder, holding his arm

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Rest your head on your partner’s shoulder and hold his arm, and take a moment to remember your first date, or another sweet memory, so that your emotions come through in your expression. You can either face forwards or backwards with this couple pose.

4. An emotional hug

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Don’t just hug each other for the shot; let your love shine through the photo by meaning your hugs.

5. Kiss on the forehead

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This tender couple pose has the groom dropping a kiss on the bride’s forehead.

6. Playing the guitar together

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If one of you is a musician, why not bring your instrument to your pre-wedding photoshoot? Sitting with your arms around each other and your guitar, or leaning on your partner while you play a ukulele are cute couple poses to try.

7. Carrying the bride for a kiss

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This couple pose makes for a striking shot, and can be as passionate and dramatic, or as sweet and silly as you like.

8. Hand on his chest

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Lean into his arm around your waist and rest your hand on his chest for a more intimate couple pose.

9. Holding hands

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Holding hands is one of the most natural couple poses you should try during your pre-wedding shoot.

10. Hug from behind

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He hugs you from the back, which is a cute couple pose that can have you both facing the camera, or facing each other.

11. Piggyback ride

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Jump up for a piggyback ride in this fun couple pose that’s sure to have you laughing naturally.

12. Looking up at him

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Sit on a bench or a windowsill and tilt your head up to look at your man.

13. Just before the kiss

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The just-before-the-kiss shot has the both of you leaning in and touching noses or foreheads, without actually kissing. This couple pose captures the emotional expression on your profiles beautifully.

14. Arm across chest

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He places his arm across your chest in a casual hug, and you hold his arms or his hand. This couple pose is a great way to subtly capture your engagement ring too.

15. Taking a stroll

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The natural movement of taking a stroll together removes any awkwardness from your photos. Forget about the camera and enjoy each other’s company!

16. Snuggling while seated

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Lean into each other while you’re seated, or lie down in his lap for a cosy couple pose that feels easy and natural. Extend your legs for a more glamorous and flattering shot if you’re wearing a long skirt, and lean back onto his chest and relax your arms for a natural repose.

17. Hand on cheek or back of the head

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Place a hand behind your partner’s head or hold his or her cheek in this tender couple pose.


Credits: Feature image of Chelsea and Jason’s Captivating Pre-wedding Adventure in Perth by Trouvé

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