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Speed Wedding Posing Tutorial: How to POSE a Bride (FAST)

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Speed Posing Tutorial

Hello everyone, I'm Vanessa Joy, a wedding and portrait photographer, and today I want to share with you a quick and effective technique I use to take stunning photos of a bride as fast as humanly possible.

As photographers, we all know that we never get enough time on any given day, but with the speed posing method, I can ensure that I capture all the essential photos that my clients expect in a matter of minutes. In this blog post, I'll be taking you through the process step by step, so you too can add speed posing to your photography skill set.

I started the timer, and the bride leaned on one leg while looking at me. I directed her to look down, look off to the side, and then lean forward. The idea behind speed posing is to get a variety of angles, expressions, and details in a short amount of time. I moved around the bride, taking various shots from different angles, and then asked her to walk towards me while holding onto her dress and looking in different directions.

Next, I asked her to turn and walk back to where she started, and then look back at me. I added a veil to the shot and had her look in different directions and smile for some more photos. After just 2 minutes and 28 seconds, I was done with the shoot and had captured a ton of images that really told a story.

I used Fundy software to create an album with the photos I took. I used the auto design feature to start and then rearranged the photos to create a variety of spreads. I made sure to zoom in on certain details and spread out the photos to ensure that they didn't look cluttered. I was able to create 14 pages, which is seven spreads, in just 2 minutes and 28 seconds.

The speed posing method is not just limited to brides, but I also use it with grooms, bridal parties, families, and more. With this technique, I am able to get a lot of images really fast, making my clients happy while still maintaining my speed and efficiency.

In conclusion, speed posing is a fantastic method that can help you take stunning photos in a short amount of time. It allows you to capture a variety of angles, expressions, and details that really tell a story. To see more of my work, you can visit or check out the link below. Make sure to hit subscribe and ring the bell on my YouTube channel to see more tutorials like this.

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Vanessa has been photographing weddings, events, portraits and lifestyle for over 20 years.

She's a Canon Explorer of Light, an honor given to only 5 photographers in the United States, and her work has been published by Yahoo! News, Grace Ormonde, Style Me Pretty, Rangefinder and more.

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