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How To Make Sure You Look Your Best In Your Wedding Photos

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, which is why it’s important that you have plenty of great photos of the day. In years to come, you’ll look back and those photos and remember how special it was. But the last thing you want is to look back at those photos and realize that you hate the way that you looked on your wedding day. Some people naturally take great photos but for most of us, it takes a bit of work. The good news is, there are some simple things that you can do to make sure they come out great. These are some of the best ways to make sure that you look your best in your wedding photos.

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Choose The Right Photographer 

When you are choosing a wedding photographer, it’s important that you look at some of their other photos and find a photographer that takes great photos. However, that’s not the only thing you need to think about because you also need to find a photographer that you trust and feel comfortable around. If you don’t have a good rapport with your photographer, you won’t feel at ease and if you are not comfortable, that will come through in your photos. Make sure to meet with them and get to know them a bit, and check out their social media pages and the ‘About Me’ section on their website. Your wedding photos will look so much better if you find somebody that you get along well with. 

Book An Engagement Shoot 

If you think that you’ve found the right photographer, you should consider booking an engagement shoot with them before the big day. Not only does this give you some more great photos to enjoy in the future, but it also gives you the chance to do a practice run. You can get used to being in front of the camera and start to build a relationship with your photographer, so when the big day comes, you will be a lot more comfortable. 

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Find The Right Location 

Before the big day, it’s important that you discuss different locations with your photographer. If you want to look your best, you need to find a backdrop that you are happy with. Although the photographer will have some suggestions and you should take advantage of their experience, don’t be afraid to suggest alternatives if you don’t like their suggestions. 

Choose The Right Makeup Artist and Hairstylist 

Getting your hair and makeup right is so important if you want to look your best in your wedding photos. When you are choosing a makeup artist, look at their social media pages so you can get an idea of their style. If you want something natural and understated, it’s important that you find a makeup artist that specializes in that kind of makeup. When you have a trial, make sure that you take plenty of photos because the makeup will look different on camera from what it does in real life. Always be upfront about what you want and if you don’t like your hair or makeup, say so. If you don’t, you will regret it when you come to look at the photos again and you don’t like the way that you look. 

Deal With Bags Under The Eyes 

Weddings are incredibly stressful and it’s likely that you will struggle to sleep the night before. When you are tired and stressed out about all of the tiny details, you may start to get bags under your eyes, and this is not going to look great in your photos. It’s important that you remove bags under eyes in the morning before you get ready and do your makeup. There are plenty of great products that you can use to help deal with bags under the eyes, so make sure that they are part of your morning beauty routine on the big day. 

Help Your Guests Take Good Photos 

It’s important to remember that your professional photographer is not the only one that will be taking photos on the day, and some of the best photos often come from your guests. But most of us aren’t professional photographers, so a lot of those photos will come out pretty terrible. However, if you give your guests some important tips before the big day, you can help them to take better photos. The most important thing to tell people is that they need to make sure that they aren’t getting in the way of your professional photographer. 

If you keep these tips in mind, you can make sure that you look amazing in every single photo from your wedding day. 

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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