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.

Strike the Right Pose

Good body language means making your body parts speak the right way. Some part-by-part tips:

Chin: To avoid a double chin, hold your head up high and try this trick: "Touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth," says Messina. "I don't know why, but it works!"

Stomach: Turn your torso toward the photographer at a 45-degree angle—it's an instant waist-shrinker.

Arms: Going sleeveless? Keep your arms bent and pulled slightly away from your body; holding them flat against your sides adds heft.

Legs: Renaissance painters often posed subjects contrapposto, with most of their weight on one leg. "It gives you a more relaxed, curvaceous look," says L.A.-based photographer Jasmine Star.

Hands: Remember that 30 Rock episode when Jack had to clutch a mug when he was on TV because he didn't know what to do with his hands? Same concept: Hold onto a bouquet, veil, your dress, a hip—or your husband's hand.

Photo: Kara Pearson Photography