You invested in wedding photography so you can proudly show the wedding photos to your family and friends. How do you look your best on the day of your wedding? Here are five simple things that can translate memories into images worth keeping and sharing.
1) Plan Ahead.
Talk to you photographer about what you expect before, during, and after the wedding and the reception. Set realistic expectations. If you want more candid shots and less formal poses, make sure you hired a “candid man.” Have a list of the details you want captured, so you don’t worry during the wedding day. Establish a great working relationship with your photographer so the feel and mood of the photos will reflect your personality and that of your spouse. When you plan ahead, you can forget about the camera and be confident that your photographer will have a good grasp of where and when to point and click. This ensures great candid shots.
2) Be yourself.
You want to highlight your strengths and be forgiving about your flaws. What do you find attractive about yourself? Is it your close-up smile? Then let the camera focus on your facial expressions and love-glazed eyes and not be conscious about it. Being true to yourself means being comfortable with your natural features and loving it. It means choosing a wedding dress or suit that you can move with ease and feel good about or picking shoes that you can be free to walk around and dance with. You want photos that reveal your personalities.
3) Take care of yourself.
Have a good night sleep. Tons of foundation to conceal those tired eyes may cake under the heat. Another tip is to eat right. No amount of make-up can beat the natural blush that comes from a healthy diet. A skillful and talented photographer can use the right lighting and effects to create the mood, but radiance and glow from within gives picture-perfect results.
4) Focus on what’s essential.
We’re not talking about the flowers and the details of the cake decoration which may become stressful. That would show in the photos. Just remember that all the frills and the flavors will pass after the day of the wedding day. What do you end up holding, besides the marriage certificate and wedding rings? Marriage. (And great photos.) It’s the relationship that binds you together through thick and thin. The images will reveal the great chemistry between you and your spouse with minimal staging. The photographer will capture the magic when it’s there. Focus on the intangible—on the love that you share and celebrate on this most significant event. Great images will follow.
Wedding is a celebration of you as a couple. It is a manifestation of something more remarkable than the two of you combined. It marks a new beginning of two lives made one. More than a task or a bucket list, it’s a celebration of life and love. The photos would serve as a lasting testimony of this important celebration. So, smile and say, “Cheers!” Do these tips and you can trust the man behind the camera to take great photos that would transform memories into spectacular images. And if you haven’t found your pro wedding photographer and candid man, contact me for your wedding photography planning session.