It's one of the most asked questions by brides-to-be: how do you make sure you look good in all your wedding photos, as well as guarantee that your wedding album is something you'll love for years to come? On your big day, you're going to be photographed from all manner of angles. From posed group shots to candid moments, there's an art to making sure you look good in all of your wedding photos. To help you look your very best in every single wedding photo, we've put together a list of five things to keep in mind (read: at the front of your mind!) when having your photos taken on your wedding day. Read, learn, and commit to memory...
Before the big day, practice posing for your photographs in the mirror
Yes, really! A-listers have been doing this for years: find your best angles, practice your smile and work out which angle of head-tilt works for you. If you are worried about anything, how you're going to smile, which side of your face you prefer (trust us, most people have a 'best side') or which body angles you like, just practice!
Your make-up will need to be a little heavier than usual
Not only so you look flawless all day but also because natural light can be unforgiving or quite harsh, so you may want a little extra coverage. Furthermore, big eyelashes and defined eyebrows will show up better from far away if you've got a little more on. And don't forget to have your bridesmaids on standby for any quick hair or make-up touch-ups you feel you need.
Don't be afraid to strike a pose
Especially for the group shots. Flattering on everyone is the classic pop of the hip combined with one bent leg - it creates a slight curve to body. If you're conscious of your arms, try putting one hand on your hip or slightly behind you - avoid having your arms flat to your sides. To look taller, angle your body so it's not straight on to camera and keep one shoulder to slightly forward. To prevent a double chin effect - the best wedding photographers will shoot from above the eye level and ask you to tilt your head slightly to the side.
As simple as it sounds, a smile can really make a picture. Try not to overthink the process and just be yourself - your happiness will translate in the photos.
Most importantly: be in the moment!
Laugh, smile and chat to people. The cameras will be clicking all day regardless, so try to forget about them: natural pictures make for amazing memories.