How To Pose in Your Wedding Pictures

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So, you have selected the best designer outfit, the accessories are just right for your gorgeous bridal look and the make up and hair are all perfect to make to you look like a million bucks on your big day. However, the fact is if the photographs of the entire event do not turn up well and you are caught looking less than your real gorgeous self then well, you have much to lose. Long after your wedding look is forgotten it will be these pictures that will be seen by family, extended families, friends of extended families and well if you are lucky even down the generations for a sweet reminder of your big day.

No Einstein required to judge the situation then that looking good in your wedding pictures is almost as necessary as everything else on your D-day. But if you are less than photogenic or do not know the tricks to make the camera love you, you could be in a bit of spot on how to get the camera look right. We try and save the situation by listing a few tricks that we have learnt over the years working with celebrities and their photographers.

Thank us later for those dazzling pictures!

Smile but don't fake:

The real problem arises when people try to pose for the camera and get very awkward. Do not do that. Consider the camera as a fried that you just saw and react in the way you would if you were to smile at a friend from a podium. Make eye contact but do not try to stare in an attempt to avoid closed eyes. Give a natural smile not a wide-tooth grin that looks forced. The moment you start treating the camera as a person and not an object it's half the battle won according to most professional photographers.

Keep your positives in mind:

Wearing a gorgeous dress you want to show-off should not be the only reason you should ask the photographer for a full-length shot. Ask for one only if you are totally comfortable striking a straight pose. Many people fumble and slouch because while standing they do not know how to pose. If you have concerns such as these then it is best to first strike a few sitting poses. Let yourself relax and het into the mode of posing before going for full-length shots which definitely are trickier.

Do not be too stiff:

Everyone likes to be captured in flattering poses but getting clicked trying to hard to get there is worse. Try to experiment with change of sceneries and various flattering lights. Do not be stuck with one pose and one place, as it will make the pictures look very monotonous. Pose with your friends in a casual way do not try to strike an attention grabbing posture the moment you see anyone wielding with the camera. Just acknowledge the presence of a lens give a short smile and carry on with your friends or family. Remember some of the best pictures ever taken are the ones, which were clicked impromptu without any planning.

Nov. 7, 2017, 5:20 a.m.