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Posing for the Camera

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Your wedding album will be the ultimate wedding keepsake. The wedding photographs will narrate the story of your wedding, from the moment you put your gown on until you leave for your honeymoon. It will be enjoyed by future generations to come. Therefore, you want to make sure you look your best.

Here are a few tips when posing for the camera:

  • The obvious is to be sure to smile. However, you don't want that "stiff" look. Try to remember something funny (a joke or a funny moment you and your significant other had).
  • You don't want to look awkward in your wedding photographs. A good way to avoid this is to show some action. Such as hugging your Mom, kissing your Dad, laughing and showing some affection.
  • Afraid of having a double-chin in your photographs? Be sure to stand tall and hold your head up high (try not to look as though you are bird watching!)
  • Be sure to stay out of direct sunlight. The sun will shadow your face (which will make your nose appear bigger and your eyes smaller).
  • Be sure that your hair is out of your eyes. Tuck any stray hairs behind your ears.
  • If you are afraid that you are going to blink, do NOT widen your eyes. This will give you a creased forehead. Instead, shut your eyes quickly before the photo is taken and then open them.
  • Most people have a "good" side and a "bad" side. For obvious reasons, make sure that you point the good side to the camera as much as possible (you'll enjoy your photos more!).
  • When actually posing for a photograph, point your body at a forty-five degree angle toward the camera. Then turn your head to face the lens directly. Point the foot closest to the camera directly toward it and point the other foot parallel to it. You don't want your head and body to face the camera straight on. Practice - like we said before, you don't want to look stiff and awkward.

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