Your wedding day is going to be magical, and the last thing you want is to obsess about how you look in your photos. If your goal is to look like a model worthy of your gorgeous partner, listen up!
Choose the Right Photographer
When hiring a wedding photographer, you not only want to pick someone whose photography style you like, but also someone who makes you feel at ease while being photographed. When you feel comfortable with your photographer, your pictures are more likely to turn out looking natural and confident. (Hint: check out our Portfolio!)
Use the Right Makeup
Cameras can take your makeup from model-esque to teenage in, well, a flash. As you plan your look, here’s what you need to know:
- Use mattifying foundation and a translucent setting powder.
- Fill in your eyebrows with a matching eyebrow pencil.
- Frame your eyes with eyeliner.
- Wear false lashes or extensions.
- Contour and highlight naturally.
These tips will have you looking radiant and flawless in all of your pictures. And of course, use makeup primer and products with staying power so you won’t have to touch up your look all day.
Secure Your Hair
Your wedding day will be busy, so you want to choose a hairstyle that will last throughout the day without getting frizzy or tangled. Plaited hair or intricate updos will keep your hair in place without sacrificing texture or style, helping you look great no matter when the pictures are taken. Using the right hair products for your hair type can also make a big difference in your hair’s health, which in turn will help it look better in photos.
Find Something to Laugh About
To look more natural in your pictures, try laughing instead of simply smiling. It might feel weird at first, but your pictures will look less staged because of it. Since it is your wedding, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding something to laugh about.
Like laughing, moving around can help prevent you and your new spouse from looking stiff in your photos. You’ll probably notice afterward that the candid shots are the best. A simple step or turn can make a world of difference, imitating an action shot, bringing life into your pictures. Plus, standing on your toes can make your legs look taller and thinner. Who doesn’t want that?
Practice Makes Perfect
Modeling is a skill honed over time, but unless your day job involves being an actual model, you won’t have time for that. Take as many pictures in as many different poses as the photographer (and your schedule) will allow. When you go through the results later, you’ll have a wider selection to choose what worked out best — and maybe a few funny ones to giggle over together.
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so naturally you want to document it perfectly. Take a deep breath, follow these tips, and you’ll have beautiful photos — and even better memories — forever.