Have you ever caught yourself saying "I wish I was more photogenic."? If you answered yes then this post is for you! After years of being behind the camera as a wedding portrait photographer and not just in front of it, I have learned some well kept secrets to looking amazing in photos. Follow these 3 easy tips on your next photo session and you will LOVE the way you look when your photos come back!
Tip #1 Go. All. Out.
Do it ! GO. ALL. OUT. We all know that our favorite celebrities and models, despite Beyonce's claim, did not in fact wake up the way we see them in the pictures. They all have one thing in common, a GLAM SQUAD, and you can have one too! With that being said, my first thing you should do after booking a session is to book a hair and makeup appointment for that day! Leave the glam up to the professionals and sit back and relax, you deserve it! Most hair salons have appointments specifically for event styles, no cut needed. Also, FUN FACT, did you know you can book a full face makeup appointment at Sephora at no extra cost? All you have to do is spend $50.00 on the products you already buy! What are you waiting for? Book your appointments and I promise you will feel beautiful and confident which in turn will come across in your photos.
Tip #2 Look at yourself
I know what you're thinking, "I look at myself every day" but I mean... really look! Smile in a mirror until you find one you like, and then practice it. Have you ever seen someone switch positions in a picture so they can capture their "good side"? These individuals have looked at themselves and know what they prefer in pictures and so can you. Take a look at your favorite pictures of yourself and try to spot a pattern. Do you like the way you look from a certain angle? When you smile a specific way? Once you've figured out what suites you best don't be afraid to inform your photographer of anything you think they should be aware of. Communication is key, I promise that they want you to love your pictures just as much as you do.
Tip #3 Dress to the Nines!
How many occasions do you have in life to get really decked out? Two? Maybe 3? I'm talking DRESSED UP. When else are you going to wear a gown? A suit? Those earrings that just sit in your jewelry box? That expensive watch you're afraid to wear everyday? Go for it! You will look and feel elegant and later when your photos come back you will be so glad that you went for it.
Some of the best advice is simple. If you follow these 3 tips you will look INCREDIBLE in your photos.
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