Wedding Photo Tips | Bride + Groom

You’ve heard it a thousand times but I will say it again.

Beauty comes from the inside out!

When you revel in the joy of your day and allow yourself to be consumed by the love and commitment of you and your partner, it shows. The pictures will tell the story of it’s depth, width and exuberance! Let love shine right through you.

Relax, you really are beautiful.

Don’t get Stressed

Allow 50% more time for hair and makeup than you originally anticipated on the big day. This will ensure you have plenty of time for all the portraits you want to take before the wedding.

Trial Run
Be sure to have a hair and makeup trial at least a month before your wedding for peace of mind. Make sure to snap a few images after your session to make sure all elements, from makeup, to hair, to dress, to jewelry, are a perfect match—and fabulously photogenic.

Tips for the Best Photos

Stand Up Tall
Good posture is the icing on the wedding cake. You might look good enough to eat, but slouching makes wedding photos seem a little less dishy. So stand up tall!

Keep it Clean
Make sure to take excellent care of your skin in the weeks leading up to your special day. This means a daily, faithful date with a quality cleanser, moisturizer, and exfoliate (when necessary).

Shimmer Me Timbers
Go easy on the shimmers and translucent powders. A little goes a long way, but too much ends up looking streaky and unpolished. Got glitter? Skip it! Glitter looks great in person (sometimes) but in a photograph looks like dandruff.

Just say no to glitter on your wedding day.

More is Better
Because you’re likely to look washed out without it, wear more makeup than you would if you were going out for the evening. Even if you are not the type to wear a ton of makeup, make an exception for your wedding day. You will not regret it. The safest bet is to hire a professional to do your make up.

While you’re at it, talk to them about falsies. Even if it seems counterintuitive, most wedding makeup artists will swear on false eyelashes, and I do too. Not only do they make your eyes pop, you will hardly even notice that they’re there. Make sure to research and consult with your makeup artist to know which ones to buy.