Welcome back for the last section of my tips on How to Look Amazing on your wedding pay pictures. For those of you who missed the numbers 1-17, check them out at: How to look gorgeous in wedding pictures- Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Here we go:
18) Suggest a location:
I have a good number of spots on my list as a photographer that I can suggest to you, but it probably won’t be as personal as locations that you have in mind. It could be a place where the two of you have spent a lot of time together and feel comfortable. In the case of Engagement sessions, it could be the place where you two first met, or a place where you do a favorite activity together, or simply wherever that is meaningful to you.
19) Make sure to allocate at least 1 hour for dedicated photography time
You’ve hired a wedding photographer and probably paid a good amount for him/her to be there. It is only wise to allocate some time for pictures to make the best of your time with your photographer. Not to mention that a lot of beautiful shots will come out of this 1 hour away from your guests.
20) Make sure to plan for sunset time
Following up on the previous tip, make sure the hour that you designate for wedding photography portraits is around sunset time. Also if you’re wanting an outdoor ceremony, tihis would be the ideal time. This timeframe, as we photographers refer to it as the Golden hour, is just shortly an hour before sunset when the light is much softer and more pleasing than any other time of the day. By all means avoid shooting in harsh sunlight, especially at noon or in the afternoon. In addition to being hotter particularly in Texas, and having to squint a lot, you will get huge shadows under your eyes, not to mention that the harsh sunlight is not flattering on any skin at that time of the day.
21) Don’t forget your groom:
Last but not least, don’t forget about your man. If you want your wedding pictures to look their best, both of you must look your best. First make sure that he also reads this article for the relevant information that he can use. Also make sure that his suit fits, and that he gets a haircut no later than 2-3 weeks before the shoot to allow the hair to grow back into a natural look. Trust me, it is not a wise idea to get a new haircut right before your photo shoot.
And that is all! You have successfully completed this Full Guide on How to look gorgeous in wedding pictures. I have been a photographer, specializing in wedding photography for a long time and have put together this comprehensive list over the years of trial and error as well as networking with other colleagues of mine who actively work in the industry. Follow these tips as closely as you can and I promise you, as your seasoned wedding photographer, that your pictures WILL in fact look more amazing(granted of course that you also hire an amazing wedding photographer to take them)
-Robert Sadri is a Professional Wedding Photographer in Lehigh Valley, PA. Reach Robert Today at email@example.com