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10 Tips to looking Elegant

Laurence Sweeney Photography - North East Wedding Photographer

Looking Elegant Tips for Beautiful Wedding Photographs

Sometimes when we think of Posing, it can sound a little like a Zumba Class – hips up, push away hip, breath in, breath out, cross legs, twist right, head down, stretch out, one foot behind the other etc.. but really many of the below suggestions to looking elegant are really just micro changes to shapes and expressions. Most do relate to opposite sex weddings, but similar themes apply to same sex ones too. A good photographer will calmly guide you on your day.

  1. Brides, when you are being photographed indoors near a window, have your body back to the light source with face turned towards it.
  2. When you hold your dress, hold it with your thumb and second finger, if you look at many of the bridal magazines you will see how many models do this.
  3. A popular shot is of the couple walking. Walk slowly to and from – when from ensure that the inside legs in tandem (like a 3 legged race!)
  4. When you’re sitting down for photographs, think about sitting elegantly on the edge of the chair, and tuck one foot gently in behind the other.
  5. Men usually take a broader masculine position with feet wider, but not necessarily looking directly into the camera, fixate on your partner instead.
  6. When looking into the camera focus your eyes just slightly above the camera lens, move your face forward a bit, and tip down your chin.
  7. Men think about chin up (Cristiano Ronaldo) or chin down (Tom Hardy)…you get the drift.
  8. As I have mentioned above, great photographs are not just about looking into the camera – look at each other, off into the distance, or smile at friends nearby.
  9. Arms should be at your side, but a little away from your body to create a space or gap. This helps to slimline the waist. I am not suggesting that you may need these, but if you don’t this tends to create a wider block and is not as flattering.
  10. Try turning your body three quarters of the way towards the camera, with one foot in front of the other and one shoulder closer to the photographer.

Once you’ve found a photographer you like, as I have mentioned in previous blogs, I would always recommend a pre-wedding shoot. They’re going to be with you for virtually your entire wedding day so you should get on with them really well and feel comfortable in front of the camera resulting in images that look elegant, graceful and stylish.

I hope the above advice has been helpful. If you are still looking for a wedding photographer, please do contact us and we would be delighted to have a chat about your big day.

If you want to see an expert in action then I recommend photographer Jerry Ghonis :-

Kind regards

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