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.

Work on Body Language

"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

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