Whether you are getting married on the beach or at home, you have put a lot of time and energy into looking fabulous for your wedding day, so let’s make sure that translates into your wedding photos! Below are our top tips on How to look Good in your Wedding Pictures.
Find the right photographer Don't just go with the first photographer you find, or the cheapest. Instead, do your research, browse Instagram and local real weddings for ideas and recommendations. Once you've looked and searched around, it'll make it easier to find the right wedding photographer for your style and budget. Getting the right photographer will almost make it impossible to have a bad wedding photo!
Smile! It’s the one thing you’re underdressed without. Nothing will make you look more gorgeous than a genuine smile, but that’s easier said than done if your nervous about being photographed, or being told to smile! If you're having trouble, our top tip is to giggle. A fake laugh works every-time, bringing out a natural smile that doesn't look forced.
Strike a Pose Tips from wedding photographers on how to appear relaxed and natural during posed shots. ‘The most beautiful thing in the world to capture is love,’ says photographer Elizabeth Messina. ‘The best photos look natural, so don’t over think things.’ So basically, be yourself and act naturally. Don't try and rein-act some shakespearean romance, just try and pretend the camera isn't there.
Touch-up Tears, hugs, dancing... your hair and make-up won’t stay in place all night. So below is your survival kit for not just making it through the day but also for making sure you look fantastic in the wedding photos! (PS. Ask your chief bridesmaid to carry it, and instruct your photographers to tell you when you need a quick fix!)
- Blotting Paper
- Eye Shadow
- Waterproof Mascara
- A toothbrush & hairspray (Spritz the toothbrush with hairspray then use it to tame flyaway hairs!)
- Hair pins
Find your Light
The single most important element when having your photograph taken is lighting, look to where the light it coming from and you can't go wrong! But not too closely! You'll end up squinty! If you're photographing outside during the day, try and get the sun behind you, it will create a gorgeous glow. The best time to get shots is just after sunset, it creates such a pretty light.
Navigate Social Media Chances are someone will have tweeted a ceremony pic before your first kiss. But what if you don’t want those red eyed bride shots out there? Consult our top do's and don'ts on how to social media wedding etiquette here.
Take a breath and relax If you feel stressed, you’ll look stressed. Taking some shots before the vows or limiting the amount of time taken for group shots overall will really help towards keeping you calm...!
That's it! Simple right! Now go forth, be married and follow our rules on 'How to look Good in your Wedding Pictures!
If that's simply not enough for you here's a little video for you that is directed at photographers themselves, perfect for getting ahead of the game!