25 Tips All Brides-To-Be Must Keep In Mind For Taking The Best Bridal Shots

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25 Tips All Brides-To-Be Must Keep In Mind For Taking The Best Bridal Shots

Having the best bridal shots for any girl is a sort of a dream come true. Every bride has a lot of expectations from it as it is something that is close to her heart, and would be there as a lovely memory for the rest of her life. She wants it to be the best, and that is why she does all kinds of things and takes all kinds of precautions. If you are a bride-to-be, who wants to have the best bridal shoot, follow the given steps.

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#1. Preparations

In order to look good in the pictures, you must feel good as well. So, groom yourself well. Book an appointment with a professional and pamper yourself. Every bride wants to look perfect in the photos. A little preparation always helps.

#2. Study your photographer's work

Before hiring a photographer, go through their work thoroughly. Every photographer has a different style, and you need to make sure that your style is in the sink with theirs, otherwise the outcome will be devastating.

#3. Decide what kind of pictures you want

Image Courtesy: The Wedding Story

Image Courtesy: The Wedding Story

Some brides want more spontaneous or random photos in their album while some want it to be full of the poses they make. Whether you want it to be natural or any other way, decide beforehand and tell your photographer so that they can prepare accordingly.

#4. Have a separate session

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Gif via Giphy

Brides do not have much time for the photoshoot on their wedding day. This does not let anyone give their best. Since you will be in a rush, your photographer will be in a rush too, and the photographs will suffer. So, try to get the photoshoot done before the D-day.

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#5. Light it up

Image Courtesy: Deepika's Deep Clicks

Image Courtesy: Deepika's Deep Clicks

Choose a time of the day in accordance with the kind of shoot that you want. The natural light has a significant impact on the photos. If you want your pictures to be super-bright, then the daytime is fine. If the pictures are to have a cool look, then the sunset will be great.

#6. Think about your comfort

Image Courtesy: Sachin Kumar Photography

Image Courtesy: Sachin Kumar Photography

While preparing for the shoot, give attention to your comfort as well. These shoots take a lot of time if you want them to be perfect. You can bare the uncomfortable shoes or makeup or any such thing for a limited time. If you are not comfortable, you will become irritable, and it will reflect in your pictures.

#7. Test your photos

Image Courtesy: Deepika's Deep Clicks

Image Courtesy: Deepika's Deep Clicks

Before you actually have your photoshoot done, have some test shots so that you have a tentative idea of how the final product would look like. This is important because if you are unsatisfied with anything, you can change it on time.

#8. Use different props

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Image Courtesy: Instagram

Add some props in your photoshoot to give it a little more edge. Make sure that it matches with your theme and celebrates the spirit of marriage. It will also make your shoot different than the rest.

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#9. Take advice from your friends

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Gif via Giphy

A little advice doesn't hurt anyone. Take advice from your friends who have already had such kind of shoots done for the dos and don'ts. They will be able to suggest you better as they are experienced.

#10. Go through the internet

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Image Courtesy: Bigg Boss

Go through the internet for some inspiration. You can take some ideas about the themes, poses, styling and a lot more. It helps you to stay updated with the new trends as well.

#11. Do not push your regime

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Image Courtesy: Instagram

Yes, you must look beautiful for your wedding shoot but to do so, do not push your regime. Do not train extra hard in the gym or you might end up losing your glow, which is not good for the photos. Also, do not change your skin care regime just before the shoot.

#12. Best of the place

Image Courtesy: The Wedding Story

Image Courtesy: The Wedding Story

Find a place which brings out the best of everything. A place that you and your photographer both can relate to. It should have enough substance like a good amount of natural light, scenic beauty so that the photos turn out to be naturally well.

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#13. No chaos policy

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Image Courtesy: Instagram

Adopt a no chaos policy during the photoshoot. Prepare for this day well in advance and on the final day, tell your photographer to instruct their staff to remain calm during the entire shoot. If you are surrounded by chaos, you are bound to feel irritated. Do not let this happen.

#14. Personal touch

Image Courtesy: Israni Photography

Image Courtesy: Israni Photography

When you're arranging your props, wardrobe and location for the shoot, make sure that it is not a random thing. Everything you use should have meaning because only then your photoshoot will carry your essence.

#15. Relax

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Image Courtesy: Instagram

Being a little tensed before and during the photoshoot is an obvious thing. But, you must remember to breathe. Do not stress over anything too much. Whenever you think that things are getting out of hand, just sit back, breath, think and then move ahead.

#16. Add some music

Image Courtesy: The Wedding Story

Image Courtesy: The Wedding Story

Everybody gets a little tensed and a little camera shy when they are getting clicked. So, it is understandable that the brides can get nervous during their photoshoots. To lighten the mood, add some music so that you can enjoy while getting clicked.

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#17. Be involved

Image Courtesy: The Wedding Story

Image Courtesy: The Wedding Story

Most of the times brides just hire the staff for the photoshoot and then meet them only on the final day. This is not a good practice. Even if you are busy, try to be as much involved as you can because it will help everyone to understand what you really expect from them.

#18. Facial expressions

Image Courtesy: Deepika's Deep Clicks

Image Courtesy: Deepika's Deep Clicks

Stand in front of a mirror and work on your facial expressions because without a doubt facial expression is the most important thing when your getting clicked. Try to make as many expressions as you want for the shoot.

#19. Make your own poses

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Image Courtesy: Instagram

Apart from the poses that your photographer will suggest, you can work on your own poses too. These can be funny or shy or anything that brings out the best in you. Some random clicks are always good.

#20. Tell your story

Image Courtesy: Sachin Kumar Photogrpahy

Image Courtesy: Sachin Kumar Photography

Sit with your photographer and talk. This way they will able to understand your personality in a better way. Since they will know you better, they will be able to help you tell your story through your photos in a better way.

#21. Work on the angle

Image Courtesy: Israni Photography

Image Courtesy: Israni Photography

Not everyone is blessed with the look that is camera-friendly from all the angles. Before the photoshoot, get yourself clicked from different angles to know your best side for the camera.

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#22. Poise

Image Courtesy: Israni Photography

Image Courtesy: Israni Photography

A photographer can only suggest but cannot work on your posture solely. If you are amongst those who are a little rough and slouchy, you better start working on your posture. Maintain your poise because that slouchy back will not make you look good in the pictures.

#23. Wardrobe worries

Image Courtesy: The Wedding Story

Image Courtesy: The Wedding Story

Ask your photographer in advance what colours they want you to wear the most as it reflects a lot in the photos. Arrange all the outfits accordingly and do it on time. A good outfit can make or break your entire look.

#24. Trust your photographer

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Image Courtesy: Instagram

You must have hired your photographer after a lot of research so, you must trust them and their vision. Sharing your ideas is great as far as it does not alter your photographer’s vision to a great extent.

#25. Have fun

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Image Courtesy: Preach Art

Forget about everything and just have fun. This is not a competition and you should not make it look like that. You're doing this for yourself and not for others. So, just relax and enjoy this part on the wedding as well. Having fun should be your motto.

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Taking best bridal shots is not a rocket science. Just a little bit of care and you will cherish these photos and these moments for a lifetime. These simple 25 tips are enough to get the best shots.

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