3 Tips To Help Brides Look Their Best In Wedding Photos

Posted on: 21 June 2019

Everyone wants to look their best in photos and this is especially true when it comes to wedding photos. After all, great wedding photos not only get shared on social media but also end up framed on your wall or mantle for many years to come. In order to feel your most confident on your wedding day, there are specific things you can do to help ensure the photos come out as beautiful as possible. Here are three tips to consider to help you look your best for your wedding photos:

Choose the Right Wedding Photographer

The most important step to getting wedding photos you love is finding the right wedding photographer. Not all wedding photographers have the same skillset. For example, some wedding photographers might take great portraits or photos of churches and reception halls, but their candid photos tend to be unflattering.

Take your time and really look at their online portfolios and samples. Pay special attention to how the brides in the various weddings look. Are the photos flattering, taken in nice lighting, and from the right angles? Do they capture the joy of the bride's day? This will really help you narrow down your choices to find the best wedding photographer for you.

Have Your Hair and Makeup Done Professionally

It can be tempting to do your own hair and makeup for your wedding, especially if you are good at doing so in your daily life. It's usually a good idea to have a professional help you, however, especially when it comes to getting the most flattering wedding photos. A professional stylist or makeup artist will not only make sure that you look beautiful in person but that your photographs look beautiful as well. Unprofessional makeup can look washed-out in photos, and self-styled hair might not appear as nice in photos either.

Take Advantage of the Golden Hour

The "golden hour" starts an hour or so before sunset. Lighting during this time tends to be flattering to most people, and it also helps photos have that special, romantic glow. Talk to your wedding coordinator and photographer about the timing of your photos and try to schedule things so you can get some of your couple and individual portraits taken during the golden hour. For example, maybe you can have a late afternoon ceremony, offer your guests a pre-dinner cocktail party during the golden hour, and have some photos taken during that time.  

By following these tips and working with a wedding photographer, you will greatly improve the odds of having wedding photos you will absolutely love.