You’ve spent a lot of time finding exactly the right dress and hair-do for your wedding day. Everything has been chosen carefully so that you will look your absolute best!
And as for your wedding photos, you’ve chosen a great make-up look and have been practicing your most flattering angles. But there are a few small, but important, tricks that most brides don’t know about that can ensure the most beautiful photos possible.
Here are four tips that will enhance your beauty, give a boost to your confidence and make your wedding photos absolutely gorgeous!
1 | Drink Water + Stay Hydrated
There are a countless number of reasons why you should be drinking water regularly and everyday. But for your wedding photos, there are a few visible benefits to being well hydrated.
Drinking a good amount of water can help with skin problems like acne and dry skin. When your body is hydrated, your skin is also hydrated. And when your skin is hydrated, it does a better job of regulating the natural oils on your face. Well-hydrated skin also looks healthy, youthful and glowing – which looks beautiful on camera!
Staying hydrated on the day of your wedding will also help with your energy levels. Water helps you stay awake and lively. And if you’re having a spring or summer wedding, being well hydrated can beat the heat.
2 | Bring a Comb
No amount of mousse, gel and hairspray will keep your hair perfectly in place all day. And even the smallest flyaway will show up on camera.
During your group photo sessions (especially if you are taking pictures outside), be sure to have a comb on hand. You can either have it yourself – or better yet, have someone off camera be on hair patrol with comb at the ready. And don’t restrict the comb for just yourself – use it to fix everyone’s ‘do!
Being able to fix the smallest pieces of your hair do will help you look more put together in your photos. That way there won’t be anything to distract from your smile, your dress or your wedding party. The smallest tool can be the most important for everyone looking their best.
3 | The Lip Gloss Trick
We all know about makeup primers that you put on your face that helps make up go on easier and last longer. But did you know about this trick that can do the same thing for your lips?
Applying lip gloss before you go to bed the night before your wedding will prepare your lips for wearing lipstick the next day. It will also give them a great boost of hydration so they look nice and smooth and plump for pictures.
Wearing lip gloss overnight will hydrate your lips the same way drinking water hydrates the rest of your face. And well-hydrated lips look better under makeup. They also look better on camera. But the most important tip for the night before your wedding is to…
4 | Sleep Well!
There is no amount of makeup, beauty tricks or extra drinks of water that can do the work that a good night’s sleep will do for you. Be sure to get a full eight hours of sleep (at least!) the night before your wedding.
It might be hard to go to bed early and fall asleep peacefully - you’re obviously excited and maybe a little nervous for the big day. But being well rested will pay off in a big way.
Just like being hydrated, well-rested skin looks healthier and glowing in photos. When you feel more awake, your smile will feel brighter and you will feel more beautiful than if you only catch a few hours of sleep.
Need more advice on how to look your best in your wedding photos? Get in touch with me today to talk more about how to make your wedding photos absolutely stunning!