I’m redoing my website (still) and my catchphrase is no forced poses.
Realistically, some images at a wedding need to be posed, like those of the bridesmaids and bride as the chance of them being all together unposed is remote.
But if the posing is quick, it will work.
The image below was taken on the road outside the church. The light was drab due to the arcade of trees and it being cloudy and late afternoon so I had to use flash to give the image a kick and I needed to blur the background to avoid parked cars.
Ideally, I would have shot using a 400mm lens but that would have been too far away for the flash to work. Instead I shot at 90mm, f4.0 and subsequently softened the background.