Tips: how to look perfect for your Bridal Glamour Portrait Session

Ready for your Bride Session? Here some helpful posing tips.

Turn sideways
When standing, angle your body at 45 degrees. This creates a slimmer profile than if you were to face the camera head-on.

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Open your eyes
To avoid looking sleepy in every frame, opening your eyes as wide as you can a few seconds before the picture is taken.

Laugh a little
Giggle out loud when your photographer starts snapping (or ask someone to tell a joke)—it will give you a more natural smile.

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Use the right flash
“Make sure your photographer is using  the correct lighting to eliminate red eye

Lower Your Flowers
Hold your flowers low, just below your belly button. You don’t want to hide your gorgeous gown or a trim waistline behind a large bouquet.

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Article Source: shape magazine

Wedding Wednesday. 5 tips for your Wedding ~ Indianapolis, Indiana … Part 2 – Continuation

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…  Part 2 – continuation from last post         http://cnephotography.com/2014/01/29/wedding-wednesday-5-tips-for-your-wedding-indianapolis-indiana/

 

6. Do not create a ridiculous shot list. Please, for the love of sweet tea, do not create a shot list with specific poses or moments. (You know the ones I’m talking about: they include things like “Dad whispering last minute advice to groom” and “bride’s parents whispering to each other during dinner.”) Remember why you hired your photographer, trust him, and give him room to let his creativity shine. Asking him to recreate something he or someone else has already done before will not give him the time or space to create something amazing for your special day. Instead, try showing your photographer some of your favorites from his portfolio, which will help him understand the work you’re attracted to.

7. DO create a formal shot list. On the other hand, it’s important to think carefully about the formal groupings that you’d like captured either pre- or post-ceremony. Try to keep the list to ten or fewer combinations (i.e. bride and groom with bride’s parents, bride and groom with all siblings) to avoid impatience and stress. When you give the list to your photographer, be sure to include names — this will help her direct the portrait session smoothly and kindly!

8. Communicate with the VIPs. Once you’ve got that great shot list, be sure to share it with all the people involved. Email them a copy in advance, print out more copies for the day of – whatever it takes! Make sure they know where to be, when to be there, and what they should be wearing so you’re not scrambling after everyone on the big day.

9. Plan for capturing the details. In addition to gorgeous portraits, many of y’all want your photographers to capture the details you’ve worked so hard on. This requires communication, too! If possible, work with your planner/venue/special helpers to set up the reception space as early as possible, so that your photographer can snap the details either pre-ceremony or during cocktail hour, before guests have entered the space and ideally while there’s still natural light outside.

10. Again. Enjoy every single second of your Wedding Day!

Text Source: southernweddings