Miami wedding photographers want you to look your best in your wedding photographs; however, it is up to you to provide them with your best. Some make-up techniques might appear flawless in the mirror, but always remember that a camera has a different way of looking at things and it processes colors and light differently through its lens. Before your wedding photos begin, make sure that your hair and make up is compatible with the camera’s lens.
Your first focus should be on your hair. The way your hair is done makes a huge difference in how you look in photographs. It’s a misconception that freshly washed hair look best. Rather, hair stylists nowadays, recommend the brides not wash their hair a day or two before their wedding day. In most cases, unwashed hair is easy to manage and style and doesn’t look frizzy. You must keep hair spray and some extra hair pins with you (or with a bridesmaid) on your wedding day so that you can be prepared for emergency if need be. Remember to take some photos without your veil and accept help when removing and re-adjusting the veil so that it doesn’t mess up your hair style.
Your lip color has got a lot to do with lens compatibility as well. Dull, matte or natural lipsticks might be good for your routine attire but they usually will not compliment you in your wedding photos. Matte lipsticks often make your mouth appear dry in images. Full, bright and defined lips look beautiful in images. Choose your lipsticks and glosses accordingly. Remember that even creamy lipsticks lose their moisture after some time. Keep your lipstick or gloss with you or a bridesmaid so that you can reapply throughout your wedding day.
Lips rules don’t necessarily apply to eye makeup. Shimmery eye shadows are more likely to smudge and look sweaty in the images. On the other hand, matte eye shadows tend to look better in images. They accentuate your eyes without overshadowing your other features.
Many brides end up in tears on their wedding day (tears of happiness of course). Be prepared for your emotional moments and use waterproof and smudge proof mascara. Make sure to use an under eye concealer of exactly the same tone as your skin. A different toned concealer might look fine in person but camera flash is going to make it obvious. The time of your wedding must also be kept in mind before deciding on the overall look of your makeup… like the color of your liner. Mostly of the time, brown or charcoal liner is used for daytime weddings instead of black.
Face foundation is very critical for good images. Experts say that you are supposed to be financially generous with your foundation even if you are buying other cosmetics on discount. Seek expert assistance for buying the right kind of shade for your skin. Chances are, your makeup lady (or man ;p) will already come prepared with an array of colors he or she feels would look best on your skin.
Furthermore, buy foundation-type that compliments your skin type. For instance, powder foundation is good for oily skin and prevents unwanted shine in pictures. Be careful with bronzing and contouring, because a camera can accentuates unwanted orange and yellow tones. Once you are done with your makeup, go out in the sunlight and re-analyze the work with your makeup lady. Sunlight can help reveal some flaws that mirror might have missed.
Once you are all ready for the photos, be sure of yourself and pose confidently.
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