Part 1: How to look great in your wedding photographs?
Whether you’re a man or a woman, your wedding day is probably one of the most important days in your life. And it’s probably one of the most important days in your and your spouse’s parents’ lives as well! And as photos are one of the few memorabilia from that special, special day (apart from your wedding rings, of course), it’s important to look good in your wedding photos! Having shot so many weddings over the past few years, I can tell you that “How do we look good in our wedding photographs” is the one question that EVERY couple asks me, no exceptions. Well, I thought I’d put together a few simple tips for you prospective couples to follow and you’ll look good in each and every wedding photo!
Chapter 1: Invest in a quality candid wedding photographer.
Look, I know weddings are costly affairs. I’ve seen them all. You’re trying to stick to budget and no matter what you do, somehow your expenses exceed them every time. Suddenly you realize that your second cousin Binny owns a DSLR and keeps posting those fancy pictures with blurred backgrounds on facebook all the time! So… you get an idea. Cancel the candid wedding photographer (whose photographs you fell in love with), hire a traditional photographer and then let Binny take all the candid wedding photographs he can! Genius, right? WRONG. So wrong. Candid wedding photography is no cake walk, and I’m not saying that just because I’m a candid wedding photographer! Binny will have to be motivated enough to sit through hours and hours of ceremonies with changing conditions and light, ignore all his friends and family who are probably there having fun, and photograph your wedding instead. Now that you remember Binny quit Karate class three days after joining, doesn’t seem so great an idea now, does it? Candid wedding photographers invest lakhs and lakhs in equipment and skill development and know how to handle all these situations and make any photograph look great. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the numbers and see for yourself!
Chapter 2: Hair and Makeup
Same as for the candid wedding photographer, investing in good hair and makeup artistes is a must! Make sure to choose experienced experts who have done weddings before. Well done make up will barely show, and yet give you a natural glow in your photos!
As prospective wedding couples know, the best things in life comes in twos, so do wait for the second part of this article next week! Stay tuned!
While you’re waiting, check out my series on how to find the perfect candid wedding photographer and take a look at my blog to find more useful articles like these. And while you’re at it, you might as well check out the portfolio of one of Bangalore’s Best Candid Wedding Photographers (hint: it’s me)!