The actual day of your wedding may pass by in what seems the blink of an eye, but the memories are going to be eternalized forever in your album. Make sure that you and your grandchildren have a worthy memento to look back on by following these simple tips:
Find your good side
Discover what side works best for you, practice in front of the mirror and stick to it religiously each time you step in front of the lens. Rotating your hips 45 degrees always seems to work for celebs, so give it a whirl!
Smile with your eyes
Yes, Bollywood A-listers do it too. Get those much sought after ‘candid’ snaps by looking straight into the lens and letting your eyes do all the smiling.
Go easy on the yellows
When you have a dozen different flashes pointed at you, the camera lens tends to add a yellow-ish haze, which is made worse if your dress or makeup includes yellow or even orange. A classic red, on the other hand, will see you through!
Loosen those facial muscles, make sure you get enough rest the night before (impossible as it sounds!) and you’ll make it through the mandatory 1396756 photos on stage in a jiffy.
Go in prepared
Ensure that you book yourself a trusted photographer and insist on a pre-wedding shoot, no matter how chaotic your schedule is. In case the photographer’s sensibilities don’t match with yours, it always pays to know in advance. Also, it’s a brilliant testing ground for those poses you’ve been practicing.
Pay attention during your make-up trial
Consider it as a dress rehearsal. If a certain look isn’t translating well on camera, this is your best bet for a heads up.
Research the venue
While certain locations may look good in person, bad lighting can ruin the most picturesque locale. Dig up previous wedding photos at the venue, and make sure that your photographer is briefed accordingly.
Trust your photographer
At the end of the day, they are the pros and they are carrying a bucketload of creative ideas from experience, so be open to their suggestions.
Beware of the double chin
Even the leanest of women have fallen prey to the double chin, so make sure that you raise your head slightly forward and keep your chin up to avoid any nasty surprises when you go through your album later.
The perfect accessory to any outfit is a dazzling white smile. Take tips from the gorgeous Sonam Kapoor in this Colgate Visible White video: