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Natural Frames in Wedding Photography

Wedding photographers are always looking for natural frames in their backgrounds and through other means. Often times, the wedding dress veil can be used to frame the face of the bride. I would usually just have the veil pulled in closer to the face to make a nice natural frame around it. In the photo above we actually thought it would be interesting to cover one eye with the veil. This served to slim down the bride's face. Not that she needed it, but it did make for a gorgeous wedding image. Anytime you can use something to frame a wedding photo it can be very beneficial. We are used to seeing pictures in frames so if it is possible to make a natural one, all the better. I also enjoy this particular picture because it is presented in black and white. Sometimes colors can distract from the beauty of an image. I really love using black and white for close up bridal portraiture and head shots. It allows you to do all kinds of things with the image to enhance it without worrying about colors going haywire.

One of my favorite poses with this type of Wedding dress

Posing our San Francisco City Hall Newlyweds

In the photo directly above, you can see our couple doing a dance dip type of pose. This particular pose is one of my favorites but it can be hard to pull off for some couples. Note how the bride's knee is bent quite sharply as the groom supports her. She is basically balancing on 1 foot so she has to trust her groom. The other very important aspect of this pose is the knee bend. If the bride simply sticks her leg out, it will look like she is trying to kick someone. But of course bending the knee in to that extent can throw her off balance. So it can be tricky, hence we carefully instruct our couples how to pull it off. We have never had an accident yet and don't intend to!