These pictures will be treasured memories for years to come. It’s natural to want to look your absolute best. We’ve taken our experience working with brides like yourself to give your the top 5 tips on how to look good in wedding photos.
We know wedding planning can be overwhelming, but preparing for your wedding photos doesn’t have to be. With these tips, you’ll be able to relax, enjoy your special day, and feel confident that you’ll look amazing in every picture.
So let’s get started and make sure you’re ready to capture those unforgettable moments on camera!
It’s one of the most important photo sessions you will ever schedule and, in some cases, the only one:
Your wedding photo shoot.
Naturally, you want to look your best for these pictures that capture your big day. Skincare and makeup play a big role in helping you look your best, so it’s important to plan ahead and invest in quality products and services.
But the two biggest factors in how your wedding photos turn out?
Hiring an experienced photographer, and
A one-of-a-kind location
You can have frizzy hair, chipped nails, and a huge blemish on your wedding day, but with the right lighting and a creative photographer, you’re going to look phenomenal in your photos, no matter what.
So, in order of importance, here are 5 tips on how to look good in your wedding photos!
2. Find the best location for your wedding photoshoot
Your wedding photos are focused on you and your partner.
The location can really add that extra touch to your images.
Ask your photographer for advice about the best locations near you for your wedding photoshoot. As Florida wedding photographers, we personally love beach weddings! The photo possibilities are endless.
In the end, you must be comfortable with the surroundings. So, don’t book a beach wedding if you hate the sand! You can also ask about doing your wedding photoshoot a few days (or weeks) after your official ceremony.
This can help avoid chaos on your Big Day and gives you more time to get the most magical wedding day photos.
Even if you think you are a wizard with a makeup brush, finding a seasoned professional is still a good idea.
Remember, these are your wedding photos; you want them to be perfect. A professional stylist and makeup artist can help make you look amazing and also take the pressure of styling your own look completely away.
If you can’t afford a professional, consider asking a skilled friend or family member to give you an assist.
5. Don’t overindulge in adult beverages pre-session
Having one too many can make your wedding photo session transform into a disaster session.
Not only will drinking too much make it harder to pose properly and follow the photographer’s cues, it can also change your appearance.
Bloodshot eyes and slouching posture are not looks you want to immortalize!
Know your limits and try to moderate. This is also why many couples go straight to their photography session after the wedding and before the reception.
Prepping for an engagement, maternity, newborn, family, or senior portrait session can make you feel excited, anxious, a smidge stressed … and of course, making a giant mess in your closet as you search for the perfect outfit. Inside our blog, we’re serving up all the inspo, tips, and tricks you need to have a stress-free photo session, from how to pose without feeling super awkward to what you and your family should wear. Reap the benefits of our 30 years of photography experience and wisdom, or just enjoy looking at the pretty pictures.