Your wedding portraits are some of the most important images among your wedding photos because the focus is entirely on you. Obviously, you should look your best in your wedding portraits. Many brides are worried about their portrait session. Here are a few useful tips to release their tension because with these tips they can look as they desire.
1. Wear Additional Makeup
You may not be in a habit of wearing a lot of makeup on daily basis. However, consider wearing a little additional for your portrait session. No matter, how clean and clear your skin is, how big and shiny your eyes are and how pink your lips are, facing the camera without makeup will cause a washed out look. Preferably consult a professional makeup artist and choose an appropriate foundation that will match your complexion. Even your wedding photographers can help you in this. Try various color palettes for your eyes, lips and cheeks, and decide on which color mix suits your features the most. The beauty of your eyes will be highlighted by an eyeliner, eye shadow and mascara, while your lips will be defined by a bright lip color. However, you should look like yourself and not someone different; hence choose products in which you’ll feel comfortable.
2. Improve Your Posture
Do you know that you can look slimmer in your photos just by improving your posture? Yes, you can make your body look lengthened and appear taller by standing up straight and stepping back on one foot; remember not to slouch. To make your arms look slim, push your shoulders a little back and to make your neck look elongated, lift your chin slightly. Never look at the lens straight – that won’t flatter your figure! Instead turn three quarters. And remember not to buckle your knees or hold your breath!
3. Practice Posing
Just as you perfect your posture, it’s also necessary to perfect and practice posing before the camera. It’s nothing silly because you don’t have a practice of wearing and moving in your wedding gown on a daily basis. So, it’s advisable to wear it and practice posing in front of a full-length mirror in order to have beautiful portraits. Your wedding gown’s style may affect your walk or your posture; so, play with different poses and choose the ones in which you feel the most comfortable and beautiful. Also play with various facial expressions. Practicing in this way in front of the mirror will also make you feel comfortable in front of the camera.
4. Brighten Up Your Smile
You’ll agree that a great smile captures everyone’s attention easily, whether in real life or in a photo. And when it’s about your portrait, it’s surely going to be a big plus point. At this point, if your teeth are any less than pearly white, your portrait is going to be marred! So, take care of whitening your teeth. For the over-the-counter tooth whitening products such as toothpastes, teeth whitening strips and mouthwashes, you won’t have to break a bank, although if you seek professional help you may have to shell out big bucks. You can choose as per your budget.
5. Your Skin and Your Skin Pores
A portrait will also include close-up shots of your face. Take a close look, if possible in a magnifying mirror, to see if your pores are too conspicuous. If they are, promptly schedule an appointment with a dermatologist, preferably six to nine months in advance. This will give you adequate time to cure your skin problems if any. It typically takes minimum 6 to 12 weeks for most skin medications and regimens to show effect. So, remember to schedule your bridal portrait session with your wedding photographers accordingly.
Following these tips will help you gain confidence and reduce your nervousness while posing before the camera. Have a delightful portrait session and an awesome big day!