No stranger to photography, and have been at it a while (professionally).
Today, I've met with a bride who's getting married tomorrow. It's a small Civil Ceremony and will have about 30 guests present, as far as I know. I've worked the venue before for a Civil Ceremony and I'm familiar with wedding posing and the different interiors of the hotel.
However, upon meeting my bride today, it turns out that the Ceremony tomorrow isn't really going to be traditional. She'll be in black, as will the groom, she's entering to metallica, etc. (you get the general idea).
Now, I've seen 'alternate/gothic' type poses/photos before and it seems fairly straight-forward enough.
However; my bride has stated that she doesn't really want to do anything 'cheesy' or photos where she's 'too close' to the groom (again with not wanting anything cheesy in mind).
Now, whilst I fully understand not wanting 'cheesy' photos, I'm sure we can all agree that there is a certain element of cheesiness to pretty much all couples/wedding poses. Truth be told, I'm at a bit of a loss as to what I can do with these two to get them looking good in the photos, and like they've just been married, but at the same time, keep them happy and not be too traditional.
I've Googled and searched Flickr for ideas, and checked out lots of random links and URLs along the way, but I'm not really seeing anything that I can realistically use.
I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas for poses that can be done that allow the couple being photographed to look like they've just been married, but that don't verge onto cheesy territory.
I've already explained to her that all couples photos are going to be a little bit borderline cheesy, but that I'll try to avoid anything too cringe-y or such along the way.
Just thought I'd throw up a thread. Short notice, I know, but no harm in asking.