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Helpful Tips

Some people love to be in front of the lens, and others don’t! Whatever your preference, there are some tips that you can follow to ensure that you’re happy with your wedding photos:

Google is your friend

And so is Pinterest and any other tool you can find to look through photos of real weddings. Find out what you like and what you don’t – and tell your photographer! The more we know about your unique preferences, the happier you’ll be with the result.

Relax your face

You’re going to do a lot of smiling on your wedding day, and we understand that there are times you need to hit the reset switch and relax. Don’t be afraid to take a moment to compose yourself when the camera is pointing at you. Our aim is to get you photos that you love – if that means you keep us waiting for another couple of minutes, we can deal with it!

Smile with your eyes

You don’t need a big wide grin in every picture. It’s OK to have a more serious pose, and that doesn’t necessarily mean you will look upset or bored – just focus on how great your special day is going, and that will translate to beautiful and more laid back photographs.

Go easy on the make-up

If you’re doing your own make-up, then be sure to do some research on what will be the most photo friendly! Anything with SPF runs the risk of making you look pale (it doesn’t just reflect the sun’s rays – it also reflects our flash). Orange/red tones can come across more vivid in photographs than in real life, so bear that in mind. Glittery make-up may make you sparkle, but you run the risk of looking shiny, or rubbing it off on your new husband’s jacket.

Stand up straight

You may be feeling self conscious, but try to avoid slouching if at all possible. A good posture comes across great in photographs and will have you looking a lot more confident. There’s no need to tense up, so stay relaxed but keep your back straight and your chin up.

Fake smiles don’t work – but fake laughs do!

Nobody likes a forced smile in their wedding photographs. So instead, when you’re posing with your bridesmaids or other group, try letting out a forced “Ha ha ha!” and you’ll find that it not only looks great on camera, but can be contagious and soon everyone will be laughing along. A photo like that is always a keeper!