Ready for Your Close-Up: Getting the Best Wedding Photos

It’s one of the most important days of your life! Naturally, you want to make sure you capture it and all it’s flawlessness, especially when it comes to your gorgeous look. Not to mention, if you’re paying for a professional photographer, you certainly want to get your money’s worth! We have some tips for how to look as amazing in your photos as you do IRL.

Credit: Buzzfeed

Credit: Buzzfeed

Golden Hour
For outdoor photos in particular, the best time to capture beautiful photos is one hour before sunset, also known as Golden Hour. This time offers the best lighting, golden hues, and the right kind of shadow for some ideal pics. Everyone looks good during Golden Hour.

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Credit: The Street

Act Naturally
If any pose feels too uncomfortable or unnatural, skip it! Talk with your photographer about sticking to natural movement and poses, nothing too staged or any poses you otherwise would never stand like. You’re going to feel best when you feel like everything is coming naturally, and like they say “what you feel is what you are!”

Credit: Chen Graphy

Credit: Chen Graphy

Get Your Face (and Hair) On
For your absolute best look, and the best in-front-of-a-camera look, have a professional do your hair and makeup. Not only will they be able to give you a flawless look, but they’ll also know how to make sure your face still looks perfect from the other side of the camera!

Credit: Two Mann Photography

Credit: Two Mann Photography

Trust the Photographer
If you’ve hired a professional photographer, there’s a reason they are a professional! Trust their instincts and their ideas. Sure, you probably have a list of pictures you want, and that’s great! But most wedding photographers have done this a few times, so they are gonna know what you’ll want and what they have to do to make sure you’re a happy customer!

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Credit: Harpers Bazaar

Practice Makes Perfect
A good way to get a taste for your photographer’s style is to hire them to do your engagement session. This way you not only get an idea of the photos they take, but you also see how easy (or difficult) they are to work with during a shoot. If you can’t get or can’t afford an engagement session, try to do what you can to see as many examples of your photographer’s work (for weddings) as you can so you aren’t too surprised with what you can expect for your photo album.

Credit: Bride Box; Brian Hatton Photography

Credit: Bride Box; Brian Hatton Photography

 

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