How to look amazing in your wedding photos.
LETS GET A LITTLE REAL HERE
In five years I have yet to come across a bride who doesn't look bloody amazing on her wedding day!
I have however come across a lot of brides who are self conscious and worry about those little flaws they pick themselves apart over, which no one else notices except themselves.
The annoying thing is that this self consciousness, worry and stress will come through on your wedding photos if you are trying to hard as opposed to embracing what is the most amazing day of your life.
Don't worry I get you. I hate my teeth honestly I can't stand them, I mention it to other people and they are like 'what?? I didn't even notice!'
So I know where you are coming from and probably so does most other women on the planet even the ones that completely fit the social mould of 'beauty'
I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL!
In fact thats why I do this job of wedding photographer. Because I LOVE the authentic beauty of love.
However as women we pick at ourselves (men do it too but much less) often instead of seeing a beautiful moment captured of two people having the best and most amazing day of their lives, we see the double chin.
Lets get this straight unless you are one of the Olsen twins (who never look like they are having a good time anyway) you are going to get a double chin when you laugh, like properly laugh. If you try to not get a double chin while laughing you will just look uncomfortable.
The double chin is just one example of how we can pick at ourselves.
AS A PHOTOGRAPHER GENUINE HAPPY LOVE FILLED MOMENTS ARE GOLD.
And these are the photos you want as your memories.
Real beauty, real emotion, real love and happiness will come across in photos. But so will anxiety, worry and self consciousness or trying too hard.
So my advice on how to look amazing in your wedding photos is very simple but not so easily done for a lot of people.
LET GO OF THE SELF CONSCIOUS BULLSHIT WE LUMBER OURSELVES WITH AS WOMEN AND ENJOY AND EMBRACE EVERY SINGLE MOMENT.
You are marrying your soulmate, the love of your life. The person you somehow found in this ridiculous world loves every single inch of you, double chin and all. So love yourself as well right now and think about the memories you are going to create on your wedding day and allow yourself to feel amazing.
In fact I allow you to feel amazing, because you are and your beautiful.
Because honestly when you are 80 and wrinkly with saggy boobs (it happens to all of us) you will want to look back on your wedding photos and see you with them having the best day of your lives and you won't give a flying poo about that double chin ;)