4 Tips For Fantastic Wedding Photography

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4 Tips For Fantastic Wedding Photography

You have the perfect dress, your makeup is flawless and your hair gorgeous, but you still want to look your best in your wedding pictures.  We asked our wedding photographers for a few tips to help you look and feel fantastic in your wedding photos. These simple tips will have you looking your best for your Romantics portrait session:

Relax.  Your wedding day photos will capture any stress that you are carrying.  Your wedding photographer works for you, so if you need  moment to collect yourself – do it!  When you are ready to begin your wedding day portraits, take a deep breath, tilt your chin down, raise your eyes just above the camera and smile. Take a walk together or just spend a few moments talking. Your photographer can shoot from a distance, capturing genuine, intimate moments.

Looking Slimmer in Photographs.  Before your wedding day, practice standing in front of a full length mirror. Look at your reflection and then stand up straight.  You’ll notice the instant slimming that takes place as you lengthen your spine.  Practice angling your body 45 degrees from the camera, but continue to turn your head towards it.  By pointing your front leg and shifting your weight to your back leg, you maximize this thinning effect.

When you hold your bouquet pose next to someone or alone, be sure to leave a little room between your arm and body.  When your arms are held tightly against you, the arm muscles spread, which will make them look heavier.  Ask for photos that show movement, which allows the body to be shown in a natural way.  Walking, running, dancing, and twirling can all be incorporated into dynamic, flattering poses.

The Perfect Smile.  Wedding photographer’s often hear, “I hate my smile”.  The reason for that is most people, don’t know how to give a pretty, but fake smile. Look at pictures of yourself that you find flattering. Share some of your favorites with your photographer so he understands what you think is the best for you.

When smiling for your wedding day photos, try these tips for the perfect smile:

  • Most people prefer a smile that shows the upper teeth without too much gums.

  • Tilt your head a bit as you pose. Most faces really do have a “good side” as faces are not perfectly symmetrical.

  • Keep your top and bottom teeth slightly parted. If they aren’t your smile may look forced.

Kissing Shots.  This is a fun one to practice! Practice almost kissing; much more flattering than pursed lips, smashed faces or the dreaded “duck face”.  Slightly parted lips brought in close give you the look of a kiss, but still allow your face to be soft and relaxed. A kiss on the cheek, neck, forehead or hand can be actually be more intimate than a standard kissing photo.

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“I refuse to accept payment from a client who doesn’t feel as if we exceeded their expectations”, says Mike. “First and foremost, we take care of the client. Everything else will fall into place naturally”.

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