These tips encompass a lot of factors that will greatly impact the quality of your photographs on the wedding day.
Schedule Portrait before your ceremony: All of your months of planning have led up to this most important day. If all of your formal portraits are out of the way before the ceremony then any stress that you were experiencing completely dissolves. From that point on you are completely yourself and at ease, then you are free to do what you and all your guests really want to do after the ceremony--celebrate and enjoy your ceremony.
We will typically shoot the following formal portraits:
-Bride & Groom
-B & G with Bride's extended family
-B & G with Groom's extended family
-Bridal party all together
-Bride with bridesmaids (grouped & individually)
-Groom with groomsmen (grouped & individually)
Let your emotion show: You may or may not be the crying type, but if at any point you feel like- you just might burst into joyful tears, go for it! Natural emotions caught on camera is what's bring you back to how you felt on your wedding day and let you relive the moments through the pictures.
Exaggerate poses: During photo session, make sure you exaggerate body movements, emotions and facial expressions. These don't have to be over the top cheesy, but a little extra attitude can really make a picture go from good to great.
You're never too close: More than likely your wedding day will be the time when you stand next to your spouse for the longest consecutive hours ever. Truth is, just get close! Such a huge part of capturing the emotional feeling and chemistry between the couple on camera has to do with how close they are physically, especially having your heads close together or touching and your hands hugging and holding each other. So get snugly!
"Best Wedding Makeup"
A good makeup is very vital for good wedding photographs. One of the most important investment is hiring a good makeup artist who understands the requirements of professional photography. Trust me in my long professional experience as wedding planner have seen the disaster happening with brides due to non professional makeup. In this era of glamour and development of professional photography lots depend upon the splashes of lights and reflection of your skin. It's therefore very important to remember the five tips:
Glow don't Glitter: Assuming you want to look radiant, not like you doused yourself in sparkles, avoid highlighters, blushes and powder that contain mica, These can make skin appear overly shiny and reflect too much light in photos.
Nix the Lipstick: Shiny, slick lipsticks require constant re-application. Instead, try a smooth lip tint pencil, which has more of a matte finish to give lips a believable and stay-put flush.
Think primer, not powder: Well, you can use some powder, but too much can make your face look pale and flat in photos. Instead, start by applying foundation primer and eye shadow base--which is critical products for any bride. They'll keep your makeup in place for hours and hours but don't steal your glow like too much setting powder can.
Hit the Mall: A good wedding makeup artist can be hard to find. Discuss with your photographer, a good photographer will be very open to you as it effects his photography. I will also suggest hitting up the local mall, where you're likely to find some up-and-coming talent. "Most department stores have makeup artists you can hire out for your wedding day, and you can check out their work without booking a pricey trial--just plunk yourself down in the chair and have them try a look on you (just buy a product or tip the makeup artist if he/she spends a while with you). Don't like what you see? Move to the next counter. Most important to remember if you need good photographs you have no choice but to hire a professional makeup artist who understand the requirements of flashes. Don't just hire someone from street to save money or because someone has recommended - check the photographs of that brides whose makeup was done by this artist.
Check your Neck: The bright and colorful wedding dress has a tendency to perfectly frame and highlight any uneven skin tone on your neck and décolletage (and even more so in photos)--so make sure to get blend your foundation down there, too, and double-check that everything looks seamless. Sometimes, your neck can benefit from a light dusting of bronzer, since it tends to get less direct sunlight than your face.
Believe it, you can do your own wedding makeup! Just follow these tips, no mica in the products, face and eye shadow primer (separate), and used a lip stain.