1) You don't always have to smile:
It might sound strange to tell a bride not to smile, but your eyes get squint and your cheeks get wider when you smile. For your face to look a bit more slender, relax your facial muscles once in a while. I’m not saying you should not smile in every photo, because you’re scared your face looks fat, it just helps to relax and show some other emotions on your face too. This makes for some really special moments captured.
2) Women have curves so don't hid them:
All women have beautiful curve and that’s how God made us. A nice trick to portray the women’s body well in a photo is to twist your body. So try it out in a mirror and do the following: point the pelvis towards the right while your shoulders twist to your left, this will accentuate the waist and will make your knees look narrow. Did you know that the “Hourglass Figure” came from that pose?
3) Keep your arms away from your waist:
No bride wants to add inches to their figure that don’t really exist. The best way to prevent this is by keeping your arms away from your waist. “Create a window” this make some space between the inside of their arms and their waist to help keep their arms from touching their sides. Again, by practicing this in front of the mirror, you can see immediately the difference between showing your true waist and accidentally adding unreal inches.
4) Keep your chin up:
The biggest no-no to watch out for is tucking the chin. This can absolutely ruin a great photo. Sometimes, brides may be nervous or shy and instinctively lower their chin to their chest while being photographed. This creates a double chin that nobody wants to have in their bridal portraits. Remember to keep your chin away from your neck in a relaxed manner. This always helps reduce any unnecessary baggage.
5) Most Importantly: HAVE FUN:
Sometimes being photographed can get a little unnerving. But don’t let that keep you from enjoying your bridal portraits session and having a great time! Bring your Maid of Honor or your mom. This helps keep it fun and relaxed, letting you enjoy the moment and allowing your photographer to get really great shots of you having a good time!