Which wedding poses for your album?





To fully light interior "formals" poses, Doug often uses specialized flash equipment called monolights.
Photo above is inside the Word of Life Church in Marysville, California.

Your Wedding Album - Planning your Basic Poses

Below are 20 suggested poses that could form the basis of a great "formal" album.

Albums are custom designed for any length, so this list is just to get you thinking.

Doug shoots gobs of pictures at every wedding --- sometimes over 1,000 --- not just these 20. So you'll have a great selection no matter what.


1. Bride getting ready

2. Bride coming up the aisle (processional)

3. Ceremony: vows

4. Ceremony: rings

5. Ceremony: first kiss

6. Ceremony: recessional of the bride and groom

7. Bride portrait full length

8. Bride portrait closer up or soft focus

9. Groom portrait

10. Bride and groom full length

11. Bride and groom closer up or soft focus

12. Wedding party group photo

13. Bride's family group photo

14. Groom's family group photo

15. Bride and groom with pastor or officiant

16. Limousine shot or bride & groom entering reception

17. First dance

18. Father daughter dance

19. Cake cutting

20. Boquet toss


Please note that a physical wedding album is not included in all photography packages.
Not all customers require a physical album, because EVERY wedding photography package we offer includes high resolution digital images and copyright release.



Whomever you hire, please meet with your photographer to plan out exactly which family members you'll want in poses. Doug has followed this concept from the beginning! By keeping poses organized it goes FASTER on your wedding day.

Faster is good, it means you have more time to visit with wedding guests.


BTW - Never use those posing lists published in bride's magazines. They're complicated and would take too much time away from being with your guests.




Before you schedule a limousine or caterer, please discuss your wedding day schedule with an experienced photographer FIRST.

Example: If you cut the limo schedule too tight to save a dime, you'll throw a monkey wrench into the formals/group photography, catering schedule, and everything else.



HOPE THIS HELPS! ...Doug at www.RosevilleWeddings.com June 2013

Feel free to contact me with questions. There's nothing I like to do more than see weddings & marriages succeed.


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