5 Simple Poses that Every Bride Should Try

Even though your wedding photographer will guide you every step of the way, it doesn’t hurt to know a few tricks yourself. 

  • Place your hands on your hips. This is quite a common pose but it works wonders for your body. Extend one leg out in front of the other and place your corresponding hand on your hip. Slightly angle your body towards the camera for that slimming effect. It’s important to make it look natural though.
  • Get to know your better side. Spend some time in front of the mirror and discover which side of your face is the better side. We all have one. Take a few selfies with your phone to see the results for yourself. 
  • Sitting pretty. How you sit makes a huge difference to your photos too. One of the best poses is when you cross your legs at the ankle. For an extra slimming effect, ever so slightly draw your arms and shoulders inwards.
  • Lighting matters. Soft lights and natural lighting are the best for hiding any minor imperfections. Make sure that the room you’re getting ready in doesn’t have any harsh lighting and ensure that you won’t be sitting under any bright lights during the reception. 
  • Angles make a difference. When it comes to your portraits, the shots should always be taken at eye-level or from above. Low angles will give you that dreaded double chin effect so avoid taking photos at that level. If you would like to look taller in your photos, try and stay away from tall objects or very tall people, it really does make a huge difference.

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Michele McCoy


I'm Michele McCoy, a family and wedding photographer in beautiful Mountain Home, Arkansas. I am also a blessed wife, mother of two sweet boys, nature enthusiast, and creative.

My passion for photography has grown over many years, from receiving my first disposable camera as a kid, to now capturing all those special moments in life within my own family and for my clients.

I have over 10+ years experience taking photos. My family and friends all told me that I should become a photographer. From there, I launched my business and found a mentor, an award winning photographer for 20+ years, to help me become the best photographer I could be.

Michele McCoy Photographer

Michele McCoy Photography

2045 Shadow Oaks Dr.

Mountain Home, AR 72653

Phone: 870-686-7210

Email: michelemccoyphotography@gmail.com