We're sure you’re looking forward to pure, unadulterated happiness on your wedding day. But one of the biggest letdowns a bride can experience immediately following the ceremony is how she looks in her wedding photos. The good news is, there are steps you can take before the big day (and even what to do on your wedding night) that will help ensure your photos show how great you looked on the happiest day of your life.
1. Practise Your Smile
When it comes to your smile, practice makes perfect. There is something about a radiant smile on your special day that makes anyone look more beautiful. Smiling is a natural way to bring out the more flattering features on your face. Plus, it's infectious, and can help bring a touch of joy to even the most stressful moments of your big day.
2. Have Your Teeth Whitened
There’s nothing worse than looking back on photos of yourself and seeing a few yellow teeth peeking through. Weeks before the wedding, have them professionally whitened. It’s generally a pretty quick and painless process, and the results are amazing, especially if you avoid all the “bad habits”, like drinking black coffee and wine, which can make your teeth appear darker.
3. Have a Hair & Makeup Trial
Your trial will give you a chance to see how your hair and makeup will look in advance. It will also allow you to have a few minor tweaks on your look so you’ll look perfect come wedding day.
4. Make Your Eyes Appear Larger
When it comes to your eyes, you want to make sure you’re enhancing every angle to make them appear larger. Avoid going too dark with your eyeliner and instead opt for a soft, smoky eye. If you want to go darker, apply a darker colour to the outer corner of your upper eyelid. The result will be a more natural look and make your eyes appear more radiant.
5. Hold Your Bouquet at Hip Level
While holding your bouquet above your waist may seem cute and different, it can actually make your arms appear larger and can take away from your overall silhouette. Instead, hold your bouquet at hip level, allowing you to have your arms by your sides and giving the illusion that you have a much more narrow waistline.
6. Elongate Your Neck
While some women are blessed with a long neck, you can easily enhance yours by ensuring your hair is swept to one side. Not only will this look beautiful, it will also create a long, elongated shape that will make your neck appear longer.
Beautiful on Your Wedding Day
You want to be sure you’re looking your “radiant” best on your big day and on photos. While you may have done everything you can from a diet and exercise perspective, there are a few simple beauty tricks you can do to ensure you look the way you want on your big day, and will look even better in your pictures.
95 Studio is one of the best wedding photographers in Melbourne, Australia. If you want a stress-free wedding photo coverage on your big day, get in touch with us!