How to Look Your Best in Your Wedding Photos

June 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

No matter what style of wedding photography you choose most couples will want a few photos of just themselves. Sometimes these can be captured spontaneously throughout the day but often a few minutes spent together away from the wedding can create some wonderful photos that you will treasure forever (and family members will want to put on their mantelpiece too).  

Of course you want to look your very best in these photographs. We can all be a little bit self conscious about how parts of us look and you want these to be the best photos you ever have taken of you. But everyone can look in photos.  It is down to your photographer to make you feel relaxed and confident and guide you into posing in the most flattering way for you.  However, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that you feel comfortable in front of the camera and to make sure you look your most beautiful.

  1. Slightly turn one hip towards the camera (unless it is a deliberate straight on photo).  Diagonals are much more pleasing to the eye visually and of course it helps that this is a very flattering angle for everyone.
  1. Don’t feel you need to look at the photographer.  You can look at each other, or down to the ground (if you are worried about your chin then make sure you look up rather than down as that elongates your neck but the best pose if you are really worried about it is to take the photo from above).
  1. Stand with you weight on your back foot.   This will help you to look more relaxed, have better posture and curves.
  1. If you are holding your bouquet in front of you keep your arms down so that it sits at waist height.   Always keep your elbows bent and away from your sides slightly separating your arms from your body.  This little gap accentuates your waist.  The same is also true if you have one arm by your side, just lift it slightly to create that little gap
  1. If you can without it making you feel too formal, think about how you are standing – stand up straight, shoulders back and stomach in. Don’t do this at the expense of enjoying yourself but it is good to be aware of if you can.

 
 
 

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