We all know how to have our photo taken, but do you know how to get perfect wedding photos? We have 9 top tips on how to achieve your perfect wedding photographs.
It’s all about the confidence. Without confidence you’ll only look lost. In order to be confident, you need to have faith in your dress, hair, make-up, shoes and accessories. When you feel good, you look good! But not only that, you need to have faith in yourself and your new husband. You have your whole new life ahead of you.
Think posture. This is another great way of coming across as confident. Stand up straight, elongate your neck and don’t slouch. This is a must when having your photo taken and it also helps to slim you. No double chin girls so lift those heads. Think ballerina. Imagine you have a tiara on your head; you don’t want it to fall off so keep your head held high! You can even try posing. Red carpet poses are great for your wedding photos and don’t be afraid to practice in front of a mirror either.
Don’t try too hard to smile. You don’t want it to look forced and fake. Smile with your eyes, not just your lips. Some people underestimate the power of laughter. Laughing can look great in your wedding photos but again this shouldn’t be forced. Make it natural. A good photographer will see you laughing and find the perfect opportunity for a shot.
Stay relaxed when you’re having your photos taken. Try not to be tense and rigid. When standing, try not to hold your arms too close to your body. This will make your arms look slimmer as they won’t be pressed against you. The best place for your bouquet is at your hips. Not too high and not too low. Trying too hard not to blink can also lead to more blinking, so try not to think about anything; stay relaxed and natural.
When it comes to make-up, don’t go for the dreaded orange look. Cameras tend to pick up oranges and yellows so go for a more natural tone that will match your skin tone. If you’re looking for a tan then why not consider a little break in the sun to get a sun kissed glow for your special day. If you can, try to avoid fake tan and spray tans as this can rub off onto your dress and stain. You don’t want an uneven tan on your big day!
Don’t drink too much before your photos. You wouldn’t want those drunken night out photos to be your wedding photos. It’s great to have a drink and have fun but you want your photos to be perfect.
Sometimes the little details can make all the difference. A perfect manicure can make or break your entire look. We all love having pretty nails and it makes us feel good. Some may consider having their teeth whitened. It’s give you a happy, healthy smile. After all, all eyes will be on you that day!
It’s also important to think about the background. You want to have a background that will fit the theme of the wedding. You could even consider using props for your photos. A pretty umbrella or carousel can look perfect for a summer wedding.
Above all, you must always enjoy yourself and have fun! It’s your day so make it special!
So there it is. My top tips for how to get the perfect wedding photos!