Your wedding day is a monumental day in your life. It is a celebration and one that you want to look and feel your best for. Of course, you will also want to remember the day forever, and one of the best ways to do that is to take some photos.
You will likely choose a wedding photographer to get some professional photos or videos taken, but there will certainly be dozens more casual photos taken, like selfies. A professional will ensure those photos look great, but how can you ensure your selfies turn out just as well?
While there are many editing tips you can use, such as using an app to change eye color, it all starts with getting a good photo. With that in mind, this blog post is going to go over a few flawless tips for getting the best bridal selfie.
Keep Your Smile Natural
The way you smile is perhaps the most crucial element of a good bridal selfie. Because many people are unhappy with their smiles, they will try to put on a fake or exaggerated smile. However, this is generally not a good idea. See, your smile involves not only your mouth but also things like your nose and eyes. If you smile artificially, it is often easy to spot when compared to a natural smile. Your natural smile makes you look much happier and this will shine through in the selfies.
Choose a Spot With Good Lighting
Lighting is one of the most important parts of a good selfie. The right lighting can take a picture to a whole new level, while the wrong lighting can ruin it. For best results, look for somewhere with natural light as opposed to artificial. Natural light can give your skin a warm appearance, help your skin glow, and generally look more flattering. While you can take photos with the sun behind you, the sun-facing you is generally better (but be sure not to blind yourself).
Find the Right Angle
The right angle is everything when it comes to selfies. The phone needs to be positioned correctly, as does your body and head. Feel free to experiment with a few angles until you find one that works. In general, it is a good idea to hold the phone higher and look up to it, as this can improve the shape of your face. Also, try not to position the camera right in front of you, but instead hold it a little off to the side, as this is generally a little more flattering and less awkward.
Don’t Be Afraid to Practice
If you want to ensure you can get some great selfies at your wedding, don’t be afraid to practice a little beforehand. You can practice finding your best angle, whether to show your teeth or not and choose the best pose possible. You can practice in front of a mirror, or just take some photos on your phone and see what looks good. It can feel a little silly but is a good idea to ensure you can take the best photos once your big day arrives.
Take Plenty of Photos
While it would be lovely if we could get our perfect selfie on the first try, this is hardly ever the case. However, don’t be deterred if your first few don’t turn out. If you and your bridesmaids or friends take a lot of selfies, at least one is bound to look great. Another good idea to take a video, and then go through it frame by frame, and you’re sure to find a great frame that not only looks great but also very natural.
In conclusion, we hope that these tips have been able to assist you in taking the best bridal selfies possible.