How do you make sure that you’ve got gorgeous photos on your big day? The Knot shares some tips on looking natural and beautiful on your wedding photo shoot. Here’s one of them:
Strike a Pose (or Not)
Study your favorite photos. The key to being a glamorous bride in your photographs is to look composed without appearing overly posed. What do we mean? Think about some of your favorite pictures of yourself — your ultra-rigid graduation picture probably isn’t among them. The shots where you look happy and poised but your attention isn’t directly on the camera (maybe you didn’t even know that someone was taking your picture) are often keepers. Look at these, and take note of how you’re standing and smiling. Then comes the challenge: Try to mimic that look on your wedding day.
The Knot also recommends taking engagement photos with the same photographer, so you’ll feel more at ease during the photo session on your wedding day. You should also focus on each other, instead of the camera, and share private memories, sentiments, or even inside jokes. Before you know it, those smiles and candid expressions will keep on coming.
Stationery with Personality
Personalize your wedding stationery with your picture-perfect couple shots. Aside from producing copies of your save-the-dates, invitations, and thank-you notes, the printing company may offer expert design services, too.
Hand out wedding favors that are uniquely you. You can use professional printing services for quirky customized keepsakes like photo magnets, CDs or CD booklets, and calendars.
Tradition with a Twist
Instead of a plain-Jane peel-and-stick or slotted album, compile your portraits in a modern, tasteful photobook. Your photos can be put together in a sleek, hardcover coffee table book layout and printed using high quality ink and paper.
Hang your photos up on a wall in your new love nest. Companies that offer large format printing in Los Angeles, like Master Copy Print, can blow up your favorite portrait or set of pictures on a canvas. If you can’t pick just one or a handful, you can have all your photos printed, framed, and arranged into a feature wall that lets you relive your wedding day.
(Source: How to Look Great in Your Wedding Photos, The Knot)