Most brides are a little bit nervous and shy when it comes to posing in front of the camera, that’s understandable. Choosing a professional wedding photographer that knows his craft well definitely helps, but so can some good posing advice. Read below for my expert advice on how to relax and look your best during your bridal photo session.
1. Bring your Maid of Honor, friend or mom
This might help you relax, letting you enjoy the moment and allowing your photographer to get really great shots of you having a good time! Just make sure to bring somebody that will cheer you up and that won't try to take over the photo session.
2. Don’t always smile
Be yourself, smile when you feel like it, relax your face and mix it up with different facial expression. Sometimes when a bride smiles heavily her eyes squint and her cheeks get wider from her smile, so it’s usually better to try to relax your smile and face, don’t try too hard to put up a smile if it doesn’t come naturally.
3. Strike that hand-on-hip pose
This common pose is called the three-quarter angle stance, and it will make you look sexy, slim and feminine. Extend one leg out in front, pivot, and plant the corresponding hand on your hip. "The result is a long, attractive, diagonal line that draws the viewers' eyes across the subject.
4. Show your female curves
The female body has beautiful curves. Improve your posture and body shape by proper balance and posing. Keep most of your weight on your back foot, and “Pop and twist your hip”, pose in front of a mirror and point your pelvis towards the right while your shoulders twist to your left. This helps show your waistline while making your knees appear narrower.