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  • Writer's pictureSirena White-Singleton

7 Things That Could Affect the Way You Look in Your Wedding Photos

As your big day approaches, below are a few things to be aware of as you prepare for your wedding photos. My goal as your photographer is to capture you in your best light, not look like a deer in headlights.

Your hair can make a difference.

There are so many beautiful hairstyles to choose from but when it comes to what works best for your wedding photos you should know that wearing your hair down can obscure your face. This is not to say that you shouldn’t wear your hair down at all but it’s best to make sure that your hair is slightly pulled back on the sides so that your photographer can get some flattering shots.

How you stand matters.

If you want to look amazing in your wedding photos, angle your body towards the camera instead of facing it head on. Another great tip is to put your weight on your back foot and point your front foot towards the camera. Never stand flat-footed. Cross something, turn something.

Watch those arms

Don’t keep your arms right against your body, there should be a slight gap. This small change will make you look slimmer and will define your waist. It will even change the shape of your arms by making them look smaller.

Stay out of the sun

While a golden tan looks wonderful, you’ll regret ending up with tan lines on your wedding day, especially if you’re wearing a strapless or backless wedding gown. Leave the sun tanning for the honeymoon.

Use your hands

Instead of letting your hands hang at your sides, hold your bouquet or rest your hands on your hips. This is particularly important during your getting ready shots. Put some perfume on, look out the window or admire your dress.

About those fingernails

A manicure is a must for your wedding day, especially for those beautiful ring shots. If you’re wearing open toe shoes, get a pedicure too, it’ll definitely be worth it.

Get some shut eye

A bride needs her beauty sleep so make sure that you get enough rest the night before. You don’t want to look fatigued on your big day. Trust me the camera captures everything!

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If you liked this post, don’t miss my blog post about How to Determine Wedding Photography Coverage Needed for Your Wedding Day. Oh, and follow along as I share some pretty awesome and authentic moments in these little squares (Instagram of course)!



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