30+ Latest Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Ideas You Must Bookmark RN

Jan 10, 2022

A pre-wedding photoshoot has become an important part of every wedding. Nowadays couples take time out especially for the pre-wedding shoot, and the shoot takes a lot of time in ideating, executing, and then creating. A lot of thought processes go behind the shoot. The couple has to decide the theme, the venue for the shoot, the outfit, timing, and then explain the whole thing to the photographer. But the most important part of the whole shoot apart from the photographer capturing the couple are the poses. In the mid of preparation of their wedding ceremony, the couple often does not even think of planning the poses. During the shoot, deciding poses takes up a lot of time in which you might lose time to experiment and you may miss out on the particular lighting you guys wanted to click pictures in.

Best Pre-wedding Photography Poses

A pre-wedding shoot is very special for a soon-to-be-married couple and this can become their most important phase before marriage. This shoot is not just for the sake of clicking good pictures with grand background and location, but also can be seen as a bonding time between the two individuals, especially in case of an arranged marriage. It will be a break from all the preparation and will just be the two of them with each other. The shoot has to be out of the box as both of them has to carry it with them their whole life. It will be so much fun to look back at these memories and cherish them with your families and friends in the future. For all the new couples who are nervous about poses, let us help you with it. Here are some ideas for your glamorous pre-wedding shoot with your better half:

1. Lead The Way

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Another pose you can try is holding your partner’s hand and running in a selected direction. For this pose to look stunning the photographer has to be ready with his continuous shoot mode on his camera and you both have to select a direction and look at each other. 

 In a location like a beach with waves crashing the shore, this pose will look gorgeous.

2. Goof Around

Source: Richa Parekh Photography

Goofing around with your partner will make the pics look adorable and genuine. Do not hesitate in front of the photographer, just be yourself in front of him/her. This is the best time to crack those PJs to crack up your better half in fits of laughter. 

3. Forehead Kisses

Source: Rosy and Shaun

Forehead kisses are known to be the purest form of love. The picture with your partner kissing your forehead will make you feel all giddy and special whenever you will look at it hanging on your bedroom’s wall. Ask the photographer not to just capture you two but use the location too. The beauty of the location will add a romantic touch to the picture. 

4. Forehead Touch

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After a forehead kiss, touching both of your foreheads with each other is the next romantic thing. Here, use the location wisely. If it is sunset, use the setting sun as a center between both of your touching foreheads.  

5. Kneel Down

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Kneeling in front of your partner is another romantic pose that can never go wrong. Kneel in front of her to show the immense amount of love you have for her and it would be nice romantic touch to the shot if you will hold a rose or some small token of love for her as a surprise. 

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6. Reverse the Role

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Ladies even you can go down on your knees holding his hand, after all even he deserves to feel all giddy and happy when reminiscing the moment. 

7. On Your Toes, Ladies!

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If your man is a bit taller than you, this pose will look gorgeous with you two. Ask the photographer to focus on both of your toes and with good background and ladies stand on your toes. It will be such a cute picture to look at.

 And it would be really adorable if he holds your pair of shoes while posing.

8. Flaunt Your Ring

Source: Rachel Elle Photography

Pose with showing off your rings to the camera. The photographer will either capture the whole of you both or just the hands wearing the rings. Either way, this picture will turn out to be stunning when executed properly.

Also Read: The Ultimate Engagement Ring Buying Guide: 4 C’s

9. PiggyBack Ride

Source: David Lai Weddings

The Piggyback ride looks cute and you can use this as an opportunity to give your ladylove a piggyback ride. If you guys are a fun-loving couple this is one of the poses you can try.

And for fun and some uniqueness, you too can try to give your man a piggyback ride. Why should girls have all the fun!! Right?

10. Follow Me

Source: Murad Osmann

Take inspiration from the famous photographer and travel influencer Murad Osmann, who started a photo series with his lady love named ‘Follow Me to the’. Pose with your partner with a beautiful background. 

You can also wear something which has a beautiful back or a hairstyle to die for. 

Also Read: 20+ Best Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Tips & Ideas

11. Twirl and Look

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Another common pose for a couple is the girl twirling and her man looking at her lovingly. Ladies if you are wearing a heavy or a simple flowy long skirt, use the outfit for the execution of the pose and the photographer can do the rest.

Ladies if you are wearing a flowy dress or skirt use it for this pose, the outcome will look stunning.

If the photographer can take a shot from an up angle then you will have a stunning picture to carry for a lifetime. 

12. In The Water!

Source: Andy Hardman Photography

If you have selected a location with water bodies like a beach, or waterfalls, or a pool, use the water element in your shoot. On the beach, you both can ask the photographer to take a shot of you both walking on the shore with the waves touching your feet or get inside the beach, it's even better. 

13. Set Her Saree Pleats

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Hello to all the boys out there, your lady love is a sucker for small cute gestures and one of the poses you can try is to sit on your knees and set her saree pleats. Trust us, these small cute gestures are what win her heart.

14. Lift Her Up

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Gentlemen, lift her for a pose just like how you promised her to lift her spirits and mood whenever she feels down or low. 

15. Do Push-ups With Her On The Back

Do a push-up pose with her on your back showing the immense love and respect you have. This picture will make her and you both feel, that no matter what you will always be there to carry her burden, small or big, doesn’t matter. 

16. Jump In Joy

Think of the fact, finally, you both are tying the knot and going to start a new journey. This thought will make you jump in joy, so why not capture this moment. 

17. Sit On His Lap

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Another cute pose is just sitting on his lap and he lovingly holding you. Take inspiration from SamanthaPrabhu and her husband Naga Chaitanya. How adorable they look! 

18. Light Some Night Lanterns or Fireworks

You remember Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean from the “To all the boys” movie series. Take inspiration from their lighting lanterns scene where they promised each other to never break each other’s hearts and follow the aesthetics they used. 

Also Read: 50+ Romantic Movies To Binge-Watch With Your Partner This Valentine's Day

19. Lift Her Up and Twirl

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Twirling has become a trend, and lifting her and twirling is a good idea for a pre-wedding shoot. This picture reflects the happiness and serenity between the couple and of course while shooting the happiness and the laughter come naturally which makes the picture more natural. 

20. Shower Her With Flowers

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This picture will look absolutely gorgeous if executed properly. Ladies stand on lower ground and let your man stand on higher ground, now when he will shower you with flowers the photographer has to take a snap of this perfect moment. 

21. Lean On Him

Source: Amrit Photography

Ladies use your man as a pillar to lean and him holding you lovingly. This pose reflects the support of each other as a couple.

22. Lean On Her

Ladies even you need to support your man, so let him lean on you while you are in a sitting position. Here take inspiration from the shoot of Sajal Aly and her husband Ahad Raza Mir. 

23. Your Personal Photographer

In every relationship, there is one individual who loves taking snaps. So use this opportunity to show that in your shoot too. Let your partner take a snap of you and the photographer will capture that moment.

24. Fix Her Hair

Take a snap of you fixing her hair, after all, you are her life partner and these small gestures are what make the relationship going and this will melt hearts into a puddle. 

25. That Loving Gaze

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Often, we look at our partner and think about how is she/he, my life partner. At some point, you may find your partner looking at you with a loving gaze; though you are doing nothing special. Let the photographer capture these moments.

26. Sunset Kisses

Source: Stella Paschall Photography

Another pose which you can try with your partner is the lip kiss. To make it more interesting take the beach and sunset as the location and ask the photographer to click a silhouette shot while you both are kissing. This picture will look amazing with the sunset and the beach in the background. 

27. The Dream Pose

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If you have seen enough Bollywood movies like us, then this one will be easier for you to understand. The flowy dupatta or saree will play the main role here to bring out the beauty of this picture. And who doesn’t want a dreamy out of the movie sequence for their pictures?

Hire a boat for this shot and you might need a few more people to hold the end of the dupatta or saree to give that effect. 

28. One With Your Furry Friend

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If one of you owns a pet or if you both are planning to get a pet together, why not include the little furball! It will look super adorable and will make the shoot 10 times more fun and happening.

29. Plan A Date Night or Picnic

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Plan a date night or day picnic with your partner and ask your photographer to capture the moments between you both. Choose a beautiful location for your picnic or date night setup and wear outfits matching the vibe of the setup. A date night in the open with a lake in the background will look fabulous. This time will be precious for the couple too as they will get to spend some romantic time together. 

Also Read: The Ultimate Marriage Proposal Checklist You Can’t Do Without

30. The One With Mrs. Jacket On

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Ladies, you can add a personal touch to your shoot by wearing a customized jacket with- “ Mrs. (his last name)” on the back. Pictures like these are memories worth keeping and a gesture of love from you to him. 

31. The Fault In Our Stars Pose

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Who can forget the famous Augustus and Hazel Grace love story? Recreate the movie poster with your partner. This picture gives all the romantic vibe and whenever you will look at the picture at your place, it will definitely make you fall in love with your partner again and again.


In this age of social media, the concept of the pre-wedding shoot has evolved and how. Every day in this wedding industry, trends are changing day by day. Every couple in their pre-wedding shoots wants to create something new and the most important part of a shoot is the poses. To get perfect shots of your loving moments, explore your interests as a couple and incorporate them into your shoot and we live in a world where everything is possible when it comes to photography. Creativity has no limits and the same applies to posing. Calm yourself down and do not fear to face the camera. Concentrate on your partner and think about the beautiful future you guys are going to create. Follow the instruction of the photographer and trust him/her because they know how to get the best shot and after all these are the moments you want to carry these for your entire lifetime. 

Featured Image: Shot by Kismet

Written By: Gayatri Guha

Photo Sourced & Edited By: Neha Garg Ahuja

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Neha Garg Ahuja

Neha, the 'Content & Marketing Director at Pyaari Weddings,' is a true wedding connoisseur, inspiring couples worldwide for nine years!

Her magic lies in a keen eye for detail, seeking out exquisite bridal lehengas, breathtaking decor, enchanting jewelry, and mesmerizing couple dances that elevate every wedding celebration.

Recently, Neha relocated to Paris, savoring its beauty and drawing endless inspiration from its iconic landmarks.

When not immersed in the world of weddings, she explores hidden gems on Airbnb for her next travel escapade.

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