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Groom's Wedding Photoshoot: 10 poses To Look Your Best!

Feb Cortes
Feb Cortes
A groom getting ready for the groom's wedding photoshoot.

Introduction

Here comes the bride… and the groom? 

While wedding photos usually focus on the couple as a unit, there’s also a growing trend where the bride herself gets her own solo photoshoot to highlight her overall wedding look, so why not have one for the groom as well!

It doesn’t have to be an actual separate shoot per se, but giving the groom a spotlight of his own via a good bunch of solo photos will also add some balance in the wedding album (all while making him feel like a million bucks!) 

As such, in this guide, we’ll be exploring some of the best solo poses for a groom’s wedding photoshoot, and even provide some valuable tips on how to feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera… just in case you get the wedding jitters!

So, fix that necktie, and let’s get right to it! 

Groom's wedding photoshoot idea no 1: A classic getting ready shot.

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A groom sitting down while having a groom's wedding photoshoot.

Best Solo Poses for Groom’s Wedding Photoshoot

Unfortunately, we live in a world where not all of us are born to be America’s Next Top Models. But fear not, because we listed down our favorite (and easy!) solo poses for the groom’s wedding photoshoot. Catch you in the first one!

The Classic Suit Stance

We did say we want you to feel like a million bucks (or maybe more, depends on you), so let’s start your groom’s wedding photoshoot with a classic suit stance. Simply stand tall, shoulders back, and hands in your pocket or by your side. Then, tilt your head a bit while you look at the camera and show off just how good and stylish you look, yes sir!!

The Candid Walk

This time, we’re adding some much-needed dynamics to your groom’s wedding photoshoot with movement! So, slowly walk while looking away or into the distance and have your wedding photographer capture some candid shots

When taken properly, especially if you’re in a scenic location, these shots can make for very powerful photos. That, or it can just make you look really cool, and what groom wouldn’t want to look cool??

Including the partner is also a good pose for a groom's wedding photoshoot.

Hand in Pocket Casual Look

Looking for a more relaxed and casual vibe on your solo groom photos? Simply place one hand in your pocket while standing with one foot slightly forward. Or, you can also do the same while sitting down! Either way, this is an easy pose that radiates a laid-back charm, making it perfect for grooms that are usually not that confident in front of the camera. 

Over-the-Shoulder Glance

Neil Armstrong once said that mystery creates wonder, so why not add a hint of that with an over-the-shoulder glance in one of your photos? Simply turn your upper body away from the camera while looking back, allowing the photographer to capture a profile shot that highlights both your face and the details of your attire. 

Oh, and we can already imagine your bride swooning over you when she sees this photo of you looking all sharp and mysterious!

A groom glancing over his shoulder before the wedding ceremony.

Gazing into the Distance

We can’t quite explain why looking into the distance always works when it comes to wedding photos, but it always does! So, go ahead and add an emotional and contemplative mood by looking into the distance! Just look like you’re deep in thought, and you’re already adding so much depth in your solo shots. It’s that easy, brother!

Buttoning the Jacket

Who says only the bride can have a bouquet shot in her own bridal shoot? You can too, so make sure you hold it close to your chest (so nobody can steal it) while the photographer takes your photos. Not only does this pose add a touch of romance in the photos (even without your partner), but it also complements the floral elements of the wedding (which you should, given how long it took to pick those flowers!)

A groom getting ready and buttoning his jacket.

Seated Elegance

For a change of pace, consider seated poses. Whether it’s on a stylish chair, staircase, or even on the ground, a seated pose exudes a sense of elegance and allows for unique framing. It also is a good way to show off everything you’re wearing, especially those shiny shoes!

Tie Adjustment

Wearing a tie or a bowtie as part of your wedding attire? Then make sure you show it off via a close-up shot! For this one, just look busy while adjusting your tie, letting the photograph highlight the finer details of your wedding look. Talk about classy photos!

A groom holding the bouquet.

Bouquet Embrace

Who says only the bride can have a bouquet shot in her own bridal shoot? You can too, so make sure you hold it close to your chest (so nobody can steal it) while the photographer takes your photos. Not only does this pose add a touch of romance in the photos (even without your partner), but it also complements the floral elements of the wedding (which you should, given how long it took to pick those flowers!)

The Side Pose

Finally, let’s end the groom’s wedding photoshoot with a classic side pose. What’s particularly great about this pose is that it’s very easy to pull off! What’s more, it’s perfect for doing a classic wide shot, capturing the wedding venue itself. Either way, make sure to add a variation of this in your repertoire!

A groom doing a side pose while looking sharp during his wedding photoshoot.

Tips for Feeling Comfortable Behind the Camera

Now that we’ve explored some of the best solo poses for groom wedding photoshoots, let’s delve into essential tips on how to feel comfortable and confident during the process. After all, being at ease is key to achieving natural photographs! 

  • Choose the Right Photographer – Start by selecting a photographer whose style resonates with you. For example, each one of our expert photographers at Photo Kings has their own portfolio and client testimonials on our website, so you know exactly the type of shots that you’re going to get. Of course, discussing how you want your photos to look is also an important part of this process.
     
  • Engage in a Pre-Wedding Photoshoot – The thing about weddings is, somehow, there’s never enough time! So, make sure you avoid all that hassle by scheduling a pre-wedding photoshoot. This way, not only will you have plenty of time to take photos, you will also build rapport and boost your confidence in front of the camera!
     
  • Practice Posing in Advance – Practice makes perfect, even in photos! So, spend some time practicing different poses in front of a mirror or with your friend. Experiment with angles, expressions, and body language to discover what feels most natural for you.
  • Relaxation Techniques – Incorporate relaxation techniques into your routine before the photoshoot. Deep breathing exercises, meditation, or even a short walk can help calm nerves and enhance your overall comfort. Do whatever that makes you feel at ease!
     
  • Bring a Trusted Friend… or Your Partner – Of course, having your partner beside you during the photoshoot can also help make you feel more relaxed. Plus, they can also encourage you!
  • Communicate with Your Photographer – Open communication with your photographer is key. Express any concerns or preferences you may have, and trust their guidance. Also, don’t forget to trust their expertise and follow their direction. In this case, your photographer knows best!
     
  • Take Breaks as Needed – Finally, don’t hesitate to take short breaks during the photoshoot. This allows you to relax, recharge, and return with renewed energy for the next set of shots! 
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Conclusion

And that concludes our blog for our favorite poses for your own groom’s photoshoot. Just keep in mind that just because your wedding is about you and your partner doesn’t mean that you can’t showcase your own individuality and style with your own solo photos! 

So, feel free to use these poses and follow our tips to make sure you look and feel your best behind the camera, and a confident groom makes for a better wedding! 

But just in case you don’t have the perfect wedding photographer yet to make your shots truly stand out, then why not work with our team at Photo Kings? As a premier provider of photography services in Canada, our team at Photo Kings are dedicated to capturing nothing but your best moments! 

What’s more, you also get top-notch customer service and skilled photographers at affordable prices, with a full refund up to 90 days before your photo shoot! 

So, contact us today for a quote and let us be your trusted partner in capturing your solo groom shoots… and the rest of your wedding. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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