When starting a pose, we learnt that it’s a great idea to get our couple into something simple first. A basic pose per se. Once we got them into this pose, we can then vary it up by suggesting things for them to do. Such as bringing their foreheads together, dancing slowly, spinning the bride gently etc… We find that not only does this base pose allow us to start creating a variation of shots, but it also helps the couple to warm up to us; as we never start shooting right up close to them.
We let them warm up, and get used to us and our cameras – and then slowly move in without being too invasive.