Captivating Beauty has been in the wedding business for a relatively short time – about 4 years. Yet, we have learned many things and have loved every minute of our adventures. We get to meet so many lovely wedding brides, see so many lovely venues and so enjoy the many fun times with each member of our team. Since we have been in the business for a number of years we thought we should pass on some of the tricks of the trade.
All of us know this can be a little hard to do and especially if you are one of those brides that hate to be the center of attention. Trust me we’ve had quite a few of brides who were dreading being the center of attention for their big day. So here are a few things that might help you:
Try and relax, stand up straight yet not stiff looking lol…try not to slouch. Any good photographer should tell you how to angle your body, lift your neck or tilt your head for a certain look. We’ve had the privilege of working with a fantastic photographer Samantha Glumec. She will tell you exactly how to move, how to tilt your head etc and even though it feels odd…the pictures turn out fabulous. Personally that would be the type of wedding photographer I’d be looking for. One of the best things you can do is practice in front of a mirror. Practice until you feel confident, comfortable and look and feel natural.
As a makeup artist we encourage all of our brides to have trial runs, yet we understand this doesn’t always work for every bride. In fact we just had one this past weekend who opted out of the trial run because of her schedule…and I tell you she was an absolutely stunning bride. We believe in this so much and is half the reason why we started Captivating Beauty. In our humble opinion investing in a good makeup artist with years of experience is well worth the cost and expense. If you wanted to shave off some expenses…I would do it elsewhere……just saying:)
There are a lot of wonderful wedding photographers around the Brainerd Lakes. One suggestion would be to check out their style. Do you want a wedding photographer who is a little whimsical, dark, traditional…Ask for a link to their portfolio and make sure you are a good match. We can’t state this enough…make sure you love your wedding photographers style. Communicate well with your expectations …never make assumptions…over communicate if you have to so you are all on the same page.
We’ve had a few brides who did this and were so glad they did. It’s the perfect set up and the perfect time to see how your makeup and hair projects on camera and also to check out your wedding photographer’s skills. Normally these shoots are less formal than wedding day photos. An engagement photo session is also the perfect time to for you to practice all your poses and smiles you’ve been practicing in front of the mirror:)