If the thought of being under the glare of the flashbulb for a day fills you with dread, let our camera-friendly guide on how to pose for bridal shots put your mind at ease
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• Twist to the side putting both hands on your hips with shoulders leaning forwards. This creates a lovely body shape.
• Run forward holding your dress with both hands. The movement from running should give the dress a beautiful swishing look. If you lift your dress up, be careful not to reveal your whole underskirt and hoop!
• Look down, one hand on your hip and the other gently touching your face. It creates a very demure and beautiful look.
• Sit upright and look off into the distance as if deep in thought. Remember that not all photos have to be smiley.
• Don’t be afraid to play with your expressions. Have fun practising in front of the mirror before the big day.
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Everyone has photographs of the bride and groom standing next to one another smiling. Try something different and get creative with your wedding photos, after all you will be looking at them for a long time!
• The bride puts one arm over her groom’s shoulder and the groom takes her hand. Then both bride and groom take a step forward as if about to walk to give the photograph movement.
• Both run towards the camera to create movement in the dress and body shapes. The bride looks up lovingly at her groom whilst he looks joyously at the camera.
• Bride and groom stand arm-in-arm smiling. The groom should lean in towards his bride to create a loving photograph. It’s a classic.
• Both look towards the camera smiling. This makes a good close-up shot.
• The groom lifts the bride up as you both look at each other with a smile.
• Almost kiss. Get as close as possible without ruining that lippy.
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Words by London School of Modelling