If our married couple is willing, we will often have them go into dance type poses for their wedding photography session. This simply involves placing the couple in dancing poses and having them try different (and simple) positions. In the image above we asked the groom to dip the bride slightly. We coached the groom on how to handle this in a safe and comfortable manner. We never push our married couples into anything they are not comfortable with. We do occasionally get couples who only want to do simple poses. In this particular case, the couple really went for it and dipped far beyond what we asked for. That works too!
We talk a lot about posing throughout our website, but never really go into detail regarding how we really do it. There are a great many ways to show a couple how to pose and we have found that different techniques work better for certain couples while others might benefit from another approach. The best wedding photographers can figure out how to help their newlyweds work with them to obtain the desired poses. This will lead to a better result and one that the couple will like better. I am going to create a list below of some of the most basic techniques and their benefits: