Wedding photography does the magic of capturing the beautiful moments and helping you to relive them. Of course you’d want to look flawless in your wedding photography!
However, wedding planning itself can be stressful. As your wedding day draws nearer, there seems to be an endless amount of details to look into. With all that going on, how does one still look flawless on your wedding day!
Here are 12 instant tricks – no dieting or fancy exercise regime needed, to look flawless in your wedding photography.
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #1: Play With Silhouettes
Did you think that celebrities look perfect because they’re perfect? Definitely, not! Just like you, they’re humans too. They manage to look toned and slender on photos because they’ve mastered the art of playing with silhouettes. Pay attention to the poses that they make!
If you place your hands on your waist, it creates a shadow effect along your arms. This helps to give your arm a slimming effect. If you’re taking photos from the front, arch your back slightly (such that your butt sticks out) and that tightens your waist, giving you an hourglass silhouette.
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #2: Move Into The Shot
If you’re that bride who loves candid shots in wedding photography, you’d love this tip! For any pose that you want, move into the shot and get your wedding photographer to snap the photo just when you’ve reached the pose. Here are some examples. Instead of posing front-facing, start with your eyes looking down. As you do a slight walk towards the camera, gaze upwards.
Do the same for any other poses you want to do. It could be chatting with a friend, smiling at your husband or playing with your hair. This simple trick would give your photos a soft, natural feel.
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #3: Use Your Arms
Arm placements can be a stressful affair. It feels like there’s only so much you can do with your arms. Hold your husband’s hand. Rest them over your friend’s shoulders. What else? You can experiment with two poses. One would be having one hand over the elbow of your other arm. Lean back slightly and you get a shy, sweet shot. Another one you can try is using your fingers to play with your hair. Do a slight upward gaze and you get a playful shot.
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #4: Relax Your Body
Are you the kind who’d tense up when there’s a lens in front of you? Especially when you do your march in or when you’re at the photobooth with your friends, there can be so many handphone cameras whipped out! A quick tip is to take a deep breath in when your wedding photographer is counting and to breathe out just before they snap the photo. This subconsciously relaxes your face muscles and give you a softer look.
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #5: Smile With Your Eyes
Who has watched America’s Next Top Model? Smize! As Tyra Banks likes to preach. When you’re taking your wedding photos, you might be so focused on how your hair looks or where your hands are placed. That might bring a glazed look to your eyes. Instead of looking sharp and bright-eyed, you look fretful and anxious.
Instead of doing that, breathe into the moment and get in touch with how you’re feeling. Let your natural emotions come through. The excitement, joy, energy… the depth in your eyes would remind you of the fullness of that moment. Another thing that can help is to have eye drops to help freshen up!
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #6: Chin Up!
No, this is not about cheering up. You’re already going to be fluttering with delight! This is about giving your chin a slight arch upwards. This elongates your neck and nose, giving your face a more V-shaped face. It also avoids the dreaded double-chin! Because of the shadows created on your face, you’d also add dimensions to your facial features.
Bonus tip: Touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth. It helps to tighten up your chin.
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #7: Choose Muted Colours For Your Makeup Look
Avoid warm hues for makeup. When the photos are taken, your face has an artificial saturation. Glittery eyes might also look false on photos. Besides, with all that lighting in your wedding venue, you might end up looking shiny.
Instead, opt for pinkish hues and slight shimmer on your eyes. On photos, you’d exude gentleness. The colours also come out more naturally. This way, you look flawless in your wedding photography – and you look effortless doing so!
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #8: Choose The Best Lighting
If you’re having an outdoor wedding, work with your wedding photographer to capture the brilliance of the natural sunlight or the glorious orange glow of the setting sun. There’s nothing more flattering than natural light. If you’re having your wedding indoor, opt for warm glow instead of harsh fluorescent lights.
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #9: Fake Laugh
Laughter is contagious. So is fake laughing! When you let out a forced ‘ha-ha,’ it seems awkward at the start. Do it a second time. By the third time, your bridesmaids would be looking at one another and you’d all let out a real laugh.
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #10: Bend Your Elbows
Good posture elongates your figure. Like a ballerina that stretches across the dance floor. However, locked joints make you look rigid and stiff. When you bend your joints naturally, you look more alive and dynamic in photos.
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #11: Hold Your Bouquet At Your Hip
You don’t want to hide your beautiful wedding gown and you don’t want to conceal your bouquet behind your back either! By holding your bouquet at your hip, your forearms are at a slight 45-degrees angle. Not only do you present both your wedding gown and the bouquet, you also lengthen your upper body and give you a slender look.
Look Flawless In Your Wedding Photography – Tip #12: Trust Your Wedding Photographer
You want your wedding photography to capture the important moments during your wedding day. When you’ve rapport with your wedding photographer, the shots come out naturally. For one, your wedding photographer knows your style. Secondly, your wedding photographer knows you! He or she knows how to coax you into the pose. Once you’ve chosen your wedding photographer, trust their professionalism. Work with them, instead of against them, and you’d find that when the day’s work is done, you look flawless in your wedding photography.
Easy, isn’t it? Instant tricks you can apply to look flawless in your wedding photography. With some of the tips, you can even start using them today! 😉 Make an appointment with us here now if you want to know more about our bridal services!