So much time and thought go into perfecting the wedding look, and it is only fair to get gorgeous portraits taken. A lot happens on the wedding day leading to time constraints. A bridal dress photography session offers you the chance to get comfortable and relax with the photographer before your big day.
Try to get the wedding photography done about one or two months before the actual wedding day. This gives you time to make necessary changes, make prints and frame the photograph for your reception.
So, how do you get ready for this session? Will it be conducted at the bridal store, photography studio or outdoors? When you prepare adequately, everything will be a success. Here are top tips to help you achieve bridal portrait success.
Hire an experienced make-up artist. Only a professional will ensure that your makeup is done correctly. Once the makeup is done, consider looking in the mirror to confirm if the color of your face resembles the rest of the body.
Sometimes the face could be lighter compared to the other parts of the body once the makeup is done. Inform your make-up artist about your concerns, and he or she will know what to do.
Come with your wedding gown accessories. Adding a little color to your shoot keeps the pictures alive. To add some color, consider bringing your jewelry, veil and fresh bouquet. Playing with your accessories or holding something during the session not only adds interest but it also makes it easier to get great shots.
Put cell phones away. Your photographer will be distracted if your companion keeps snapping photos using a cell phone throughout the session. Additionally, you cannot afford to keep reading texts or taking calls during the session. You will enjoy more when you concentrate on the matter at hand.
Take time into account. The time of the day plays a key role in ensuring that your photographer takes excellent portraits. Since most wedding dresses are made using reflective materials such as satin or taffeta, you need to choose the ideal time of the day for the session.
Experts recommend conducting the session approximately two hours before sunset if you want to capture that glowing, gold light.
Be confident. If certain poses are not working, the photographer will inform you about the adjustments you should make. Instead of thinking a lot about your looks, focus on enjoying the moment. Best photos are taken when you are relaxed and comfortable.
How often do you get the chance to put on a wedding dress? This rarely happens so be sure to enjoy yourself!