How to Build Your Confidence for Your Wedding Photos


Everyone experiences a dip in self-esteem from time to time, but this shouldn’t be the case on your wedding day. We want you feeling your best! If you’re feeling nervous about being in front of a camera, or you simply aren’t feeling your best in general, the following tips will have you looking and feeling confident on your big day.

Wear what makes you feel good

When you look better, feeling better always follows. Choose a dress that fits you well and that makes you feel beautiful. There is no need to go with the latest wedding dress styles, go with what you love. And if you know you’re going to feel uncomfortable in heels, don’t wear them. The discomfort will show through in your photos.

When you go to the dress shops, trust the staff to know which style will look best on YOUR body! We can’t all be super models (how boring would that be?!) and we can look our very best by wearing the right style for our own shape. Personally, I love an empire style of dress…but I know that A-line is what looks best on me so that’s the style I always buy!

Act and speak the part

The way you speak and act has an instant effect on your confidence. In the weeks leading up to your wedding, make a point of acting and speaking with more confidence. It might take some practice at first, but once you get into it, confidence will flow naturally. It also helps to remind yourself about all the positive aspects associated with your wedding.

Get a full length mirror and practice speaking and posing until you feel great! It’s so weird at first but you will get the hang of it and soon you will be having fun! Practice your posture first and the rest will follow…and don’t forget the Wonder Woman pose to get the confidence chemicals flowing!

Do what needs to be done!

Worried about your stomach looking big in your photos – start that diet and exercise stuff now! Don’t rely on a photographer to photoshop you skinny! Get your teeth whitened, get that spray tan! Do all the things that will help you feel great about yourself ahead of time so your confidence will grow as you get closer and closer to your big day!

Be prepared

While you cannot prepare for every eventuality, it helps to think of some of the main things that could go wrong on your wedding day. Perhaps you need to reattach a clip or button, or you’re worried about body odor. Whatever is making you the most stressed, find a way to feel more prepared to feel more confident.

Having an emergency kit on hand is always a good idea – ask your vendors if they have one that they bring to every wedding and if they don’t, hit the dollar store and make your own!

Work with the right photographer

Working with the right photographer can really put your mind at ease. When you love a photographer’s style and can connect with them, it can change your experience in front of the camera entirely. Raise any concerns you might have with your photographer so that they’re aware of them and can help you work through them.

Ask photographers if they help with posing…some are experts and some simply hope you will be able to figure it out on the day. You can also do a google search for posing tips and practice them with your tripod set up to record you – you will soon see which angles are your best ones!

Remember, you are not the first bride to feel worried and a little low on self-esteem, and you won’t be the last. This is still going to be one of the best days of your life.

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