There are so many different concerns you have when you are getting ready for your wedding day. Is the dress ready and adjusted to the right size? Have all the guests sent back their invitations? Is the florist actually aware of the colour scheme? Maybe with all of that going on in the back of your mind, you haven’t had a chance to think about what you will look like for that photo session that will happen after the wedding. Are you ready to take the perfect picture? Let’s look at some ways you can make that picture just a little better.

 

Make sure that you are posing for you.

 

When you are working with a photographer, they will make many suggestions about poses that may seem a bit more than you are comfortable with. It can be intimidating to speak up, but if you aren’t happy about the groom and his best friends holding you up over their head, then you need to speak up. If you aren’t comfortable with the pose, it will take a lot of effort to make it a good quality picture.

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Practice posing with your partner.

 

While you obviously want to focus on how you look, it will be important to work with your partner in order to make sure that both of you are putting in your best effort. Take some time in front of a full-length mirror or set up with a friend to take some practice pictures. This way you can have some test images to see how you are doing and where you might want to make adjustments.

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Where will you hold your flowers?

 

This can be hard to figure out, but the photo is going to be the most important time to have an answer to this question. Here’s a suggestion that has it all. Place your flowers just below your belly button and hold it with both hands so it causes a slight bend to your elbows. This not only gives you a great place to hold the flowers, it also puts your arms in a position where it avoids any folding of the skin on your arms, plus this has an added benefit of hiding your stomach if you feel that you need to do that.

 

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Hands on the hips? I think you mean the waist.

 

What a photographer means when they tell you to put your hands on your hips, whether they know it or not, is actually putting your hands at your waist. When you put your hands at your waist it elongates your legs and gives the visual that you are looking to project in your pictures.

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Look out for that second chin.

 

You can’t avoid that second chin. Everyone has one hiding, or just out in the open, and it is important to practice where you are holding your head when you want to make sure you get that perfect picture. Look in the mirror and see where you want to hold your head when you are in different positions.

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Don’t forget to practice that smile.

 

Why would you practice smiling when you already know how to smile? It’s as simple as putting on that grin and moving on with your life, right? No, smiling can be complicated, especially when you are in a high-pressure situation. There is a huge difference between a natural smile and one that you paste on just to pretend you look happy. If you aren’t working on that genuine look, people looking at your photos years later may wonder if you were happy or not.

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Relax and enjoy the process.

One of the worst things you can do during a photo session is to get nervous and tense up. If you do that, then you will not get a natural looking photo. Instead you will see the nervousness instead of the joy of the wonderful day.

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As you prepare for that glorious wedding day, be on the look out for help from experts such as the team at Fairytale Brides. At Fairytale Brides we are able to offer a high quality service to support you in capturing your dream wedding look.