If you are the bride, groom, family, a member of the bridal party or even just a guest you will definitely be photographed in a lot of photos! Of course, you want to look your best in front of the camera even if you are not the bride. Here are some photography tips to ensure that you will look flawless in any wedding photos.

Practice Makes Perfect

If you’re a little camera shy try to do some test runs before the wedding day. Also, ask someone to snap a quick pic so you can see how you like to pose and what feels natural to you.

Schedule A Trial Photo Shoot

If you are the bride or groom it is important that you look your best after all it is your big day. Set aside some time with you photographer to work out any issues that may arise before the wedding day. Be sure to choose someone you feel comfortable with so your photos will look natural and amazing. Your wedding photos will be around for a long time so you want them to look their best.

Create A Natural Look

To look your best try and relax before every photo this will help you to not look so tense in the pictures. Breathe and relax your shoulders and to avoid the unpleasant double chin elongate your neck and lift your chin ever so slightly. This will give you the look of perfect posture every time. Lastly, smile naturally by relaxing your jaw and taking a few deep breaths.

Stick To What You Know

You want to look your best as you walk down the aisle or as a guest, but remember this is not the time to experiment with new hair or makeup. So avoid a drastic haircut or chemical peel these can have devastating consequences that will be forever seen on film.

Find Your Best Side

We all have a “best side” whether it is the left or the right it’s there you just have to find it. And consider your hairstyle, makeup, and your dress when trying to find the perfect pose for your photographer to capture.

Pay Attention To Detail

When it comes to your photos every little detail counts, are your tags, tan lines or underwear showing? If you are the bride then allow your maid of honor or bridesmaids to keep an eye on you to make sure you stay flawless throughout the day. Especially after you eat because you do not want food in your teeth while you are having photos taken at your reception.

Drink Plenty Of Water

Water will help with chapped lips and puffy eyes which is something no one wants to deal with at a wedding so make sure you stay hydrated. Also, drink alcohol in moderation because nothing is worse than looking drunk in photos.

Hiring a wedding photographer can run you about $2,000 depending on how long you hire them for. That is a pretty penny so it’s important that if you spend that kind of money that you look amazing. If this is not in your wedding budget ask a friend or family member that is a skilled photographer to snap photos for a discounted price or better for free which can double as a great wedding gift.

If you take these few tips into consideration, you will look great in any wedding photos whether you are the bride or a guest!

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