Some advice on how to look amazing on the most special day in your life!
1. Book a professional Makeup artist and Hair stylist
Good makeup artists and hair stylists know how to make you look your best version of you and they should know what works well in photographs. Pick some one who's style you love and make sure you go for a trial before your big day.
2. Be Yourself
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken" - Oscar Wilde knew a thing or two, although it can be hard not to be self conscious when your photo is being taken. Just remember it's totally okay to be nervous and a little stressed, by the time you're married you'll be the joint happiest person in the world!
3. Find your Perfect Dress
There can be a big journey from your dream dress to the "this is my dress" moment, so your perfect dress might turn out to be completely different in style and shape to what you imagined. A badly fitting dress can really show up in images make sure your dress is altered to fit you perfectly if needs be. A great dress will make you feel wonderful and that confidence will show in your photographs.
What is more beautiful than your smile? It will come from the inside out, through the nerves. It is the happiest day of your life after all and that will show in your photos.
5. Stand Tall
Great posture can really make a difference in photographs and standing correctly can instantly give you a taller slimmer physique. It's not about standing rigidly straight, more about standing with confidence and presence. Exercises like yoga can help improve your posture and a bit of inner calm in the run up to your wedding can't hurt either!
6. Book a Great Photographer
A really good photographer knows how to use flattering light and angles to capture you at your best. They should be able to put you and your guests at ease. They can also work quickly so that you don't miss your party with your family and friends!
7. Book Professionals
You don't have to be a micro manager you just need to choose people who you know will make things run smoothly. From your bridesmaids to your venue's coordinator, you shouldn't have to worry about anything on your big day. Make sure to organise someone to help with rounding up relatives and friends for group photographs. That way you can get on with looking relaxed and happy in your photographs.
8. Groom that Groom
The great thing is there is a lot more leeway for your man to express himself with his suit and accessories than ever before. Sometimes guys can be "not so into photos" which actually isn't such a big deal as he just has to be into you! Which I'm sure he is.
9. Book an Engagement Shoot
Engagement shoots are a great idea to put you at ease in front of the camera and you will really appreciate having some images of just the two of you. Work with your photographer to make the shoot fun and go somewhere you both love.
One last thing, get a good nights sleep the night before your big day - if you can with all the excitement!