Taking photos, especially engagement or bridal photos, can feel really awkward. Here are a few tips to make it less awkward.
1) Practice! Look in the mirror and make different faces, even if it feels really weird. Get to know how your face feels in certain positions so you'll know what to do without the mirror later.
2) If you really want to look thinner in your photos, position yourself slightly at an angle to the camera instead of head-on. You can also stand somewhat behind a prop to make yourself look smaller.
3) Don't do anything bonkers with your makeup. It's so tempting to play up your makeup or go crazy with your hair on the day of an important photo shoot. You want to look at your photos and think "this is the best version of me," not "this looks nothing like me."
4) Have fun and be yourself! If you're not the kind of person to wear business casual or formal wear, don't wear that at your photo shoot! Nothing will make you look -- or feel -- more uncomfortable than wearing something you normally wouldn't.
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