Look Your Absolute Best in Your Wedding Photographs
The Dress Size and Fit.
Let’s dive deep and begin with the most controversial topic, your weight, specifically your body fat percentage. I said it. Let’s get to the details. Shoe-horning yourself into a dress that is a size too small for your wedding is the worst thing you can do. This applies to all types of clothes. This is something we all know. Next time you go out, take a look around. There are many examples of men and women who seem completely unaware of how they look. Are they? You are all made larger, truth. Is that a reason to be on the sidelines? No, not at all. Take a look at Sophie Dahl, the model, and Nigella Lawson, the chef.
Your body fat percentage is another important thing to target, as long as it’s not too high. False. Losing weight can be difficult. I recently needed to lose weight and decided on the recommended calorie-controlled way. My Fitness Pal is a great app. Simply scan the barcode and enter the amount you want. The calorie value will automatically be deducted from your daily total. There are no scales or diary entries. I am always amazed at the size of this food database. Cardio exercises can increase your daily allowance. Simply enter your age, starting weight, and target weight to get your daily calorie allowance. You’ll also see how much you’ll be losing each week. This app takes the hassle out of calorie counting. Kate Moss, supermodel and Kate Moss: “Nothing tastes better than skinny feels.” It’s true, but it’s not literally. Size zero and larger look better, and feel better, without a lot of body fat.
If you are not a professional make-up artist, please don’t do it yourself. A professional will match your make-up with your skin type, vintage or modern, and they’ll also match it to your dress style. The colours you choose will match your skin tone and facial features. They can also tell you which foundation is best for photography and which ones to avoid. Before you get married, make sure that there is a trial run.
Are you on a tight budget? Model Mayhem is a great place to start your search. There are many budding makeup students there, and you can either get a very low price or even model for them. Again, you can start by creating a trail.
Take amazing photos, learn tricks of the trade.
Never even consider it if you are standing in front of the naked sun. Shadows that cast harsh shadows can exaggerate wrinkles, pores, and lines. Digital cameras can capture incredible detail. If you have the ability to do so, try moving to the shade or open doorway. The overhead sun can make it worse. You end up with “raccoon eyes”, dark shadows covering your eye sockets and another one under your nose. Lovely!
Keep your head up, don’t look down and keep your chin high. For a slimming effect, turn your body 45 degrees towards the camera. The same applies to shoulders. Don’t lie flat on the camera.
If it bends, bend it. Place your weight on your back foot and hip, then slightly lean forwards from your waist.
Take close-up shots by placing the camera just above your eyes. This will enlarge your eyes, bring light into your eyes, and slim down your face.
These are just a few of the many good starting points. Your photographer should be able to offer more.
Are you worried about your large arms or your chicken wings? There are two options. Your photographer can reduce them in Photoshop. This takes more time and is more expensive. You can cover them. You can also cover your arms and shoulders if you absolutely must.
I hope you found my help. If you feel good, you are on your way to looking great.
Thank you for reading, and I wish your wedding a huge success.