Keeping it natural
There is a great amount of debate amongst wedding photographers about whether people should be relaxed and unobtrusive (which is what I tend go for) as opposed to telling people to pose and being formal. I prefer not to direct my wedding couples to be making poses which they probably wouldn’t be doing otherwise – it doesn’t really feel natural. That being said, I will quite often give some direction during the couple shots, but usually only if I think it will make a nicer photo. I also sometimes ask groups of people to get together – but not in a bossy way! There are lots of photographers who are great at making set piece images with large groups of people – which can be hilarious and brilliant, but it’s not really me.