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5 More Poses That Work for Everyone and How To Implement Them 

1. Piggy Back / Side Angled

Piggy backing, or angling yourself so it looks like you're behind your fiancé is flattering on every couple.  Why, you ask?  Look at the two photos to the side.  

The first creates space between their two heads, showing some space and giving the sense of playfulness. 

While in the second photo their heads are together, her arms create an angle.  The most attractive photos you can do in this position are ones that form triangles.  It draws your eyes to different parts of the photo and leaves no one out. 

2. Weight on One Foot

When you place your weight on one foot and lean into your partner it makes them stand up straighter in order to support your weight. 

 

The groom pulls the brides waist in toward him, and supports her with his hands on her low back.  This creates a curve that is truly flattering for every bride. 

3. One Hand on the Chest

This is a classic pose that not only shows off your love for each other, but can also be a focal point for your ring.  Placing your hand on your fiancé's chest gives your arm a proper V angle.  

The shoulders that are furthest away from the camera should touch slightly.  You and your spouse should snuggle as close as possible then lightly place your hand on his chest.  A fully outstretched hand looks awkward, so bend your fingers slightly. 

4. Head on a Shoulder 

Timeless.  Elegant.  Intimate. 

Whenever I pose someone in this way I'm instantly transported to couples in Paris, snuggling on the edge of the Seine, or to the final scene of Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill.  There's so much promise in a snuggle, especially when the groom pulls his bride in.  You can almost see the exhale within the photo as they both relax.  

I imagine all my couples in their old age, after years and years of marriage, being able to recreate this pose and really 'feel' where they started from. 

5. Hand Hold Next To Each Other

Holding your lover's hand is super cute, but lets you show your separate personalities too.  

Make sure you cross your feet and your fiancé puts his hand in his pocket and spreads his legs a little further than his hips.  This will create just the right amount of contrast in the pose. 

Honorable Mention :) 

Bring props that mean something to you.  

A sign, a jacket, pics of your parents from their wedding day - it can all be used to create unique moments.  Pets are also a great option to include in your engagement pics.