The day of your wedding is bound to get a little chaotic, and your photos are no exception. Meet with your photographer in advance of the wedding and state which photos are must-haves. Ask your parents and the groom's parents which photos of family and friends they can't live without, and make a final list for your photographer. Not only will this help everyone stay organized, but it will prevent anyone from being disappointed that a shot was missed once the wedding is over. Similarly, share which traditional shots and modern trends you don't care for as well. Awkward poses will likely make you look uncomfortable in photos, so if you don't like a particular pose or want to stay light on public displays of affection, say so. Above all, try to let go of any insecurities, and be yourself! The best pictures are taken when you forget the lens is snapping away, so laugh, have fun, and the joy of your big day will shine through in every photo.
- Gardner, Paula. "How to look your best in photographs." Weight Watchers. (May 21, 2012)http://www.weightwatchers.co.uk/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=24581
- Hebrank, Darbi G. "10 Tips to Looking Your Best in Wedding Pictures, Even If You're Not the Bride." Glamour. (May 21, 2012) http://www.glamour.com/weddings/2010/06/10-tips-to-looking-your-best-in-wedding-pictures-even-if-youre-not-the-bride#slide=1
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