Looking Great In Your Film!
Before our wedding I spent a lot of time searching for tips on how to look best on camera! So below are my tips and tricks that are specific to how to look great in your wedding film!
Whether you are putting on your makeup, talking to a relative, or someone is asking you a question, smile while you work! This will get you a ton more usable footage for your wedding film!
It is so tempting to freeze while taking posed pictures, but you don't need to! Keeping light natural movement in your body and face will help your film and photos come out more natural.
If you are feeling awkward or stressed let it out and laugh about it!
Stick with your Partner!
Once your ceremony ends try not to get pulled away from your partner! The footage that we get from couples who mingle together are some of my favorite shots!
You and your love are beautiful and don't you dare forget it!
Take some time to google what wedding pictures you like and dislike, this will help you make your own decisions on posing for your wedding day.
Talking doesn't look bad at all in your wedding film, it actually tends to help you look very relaxed and natural. One thing to remember though is that if you are telling people what to do or instructing anyone make sure to smile while doing it and then you've turned everyone moment into a cute shot!
Don't forget to hug your loved ones! When you drop your mom off at her seat, hug her, when your dad gives you away, hug him, when your MOH or Best Man finishes their speech show your appreciation with a, you guessed it, HUG!
One of my favorite shots is when the couple kisses again after walking back down the aisle together while exiting the ceremony! It is always such a sweet moment with the crowd clapping in the background!
When doing your cake cutting instead of feeding each other cake at the same time take turns feeding each other. This will decrease the chance of accidentally covering up your spouses face with a hand!
A tight ceremony/reception space increases the chances that someone will need to stand in front of a camera capturing your big day. Instead consider a venue with infinite room on the sides for tripods/cameras which will lend to much better footage! (That is the main reason I prefer an outdoor ceremony.)
One of the main things I have noticed at weddings is that having the overhead lights turned down to a dim setting and flashing colored lights gets people in the mood to dance! If the overhead lights are too bright people may feel a little self conscious! Check and make sure your DJ has lights to help get people in the mood and if not maybe they could invest in some!
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