The Secret to Getting Great Wedding Photos
Ready for your red-carpet moment? From double chin-proofing your pics to dealing with Facebook posts, here are foolproof steps to looking your best in every shot.
"The best photos look natural, so don't overthink," says Elizabeth Messina, a Los Angeles-based photographer. Here, some tips on how to appear relaxed and beautiful during posed shots:
Practice good posture: Arching your back, even when sitting down, will make you look more confident. Next, choose a designated spot for pictures. "I ask brides to walk to a certain spot, then turn toward me," says Melanie Nashan, a Montana-based photographer. "It helps them stop thinking about being photographed and relax."
And the most important hint? Smile! Nothing will make you look more beautiful than a genuine smile, but that's easier said than done if you're nervous about being photographed. If you have trouble smiling naturally, giggle, says Messina: "A fake laugh almost always brings out a real smile."Photo: Heather Waraksa Photography