Hey there, my beautiful friends! Want to add some spice to your wedding celebrations? How about taking an artisitic approach and having a "trash the dress" shoot?! This idea makes for some amazing portraits while reinventing your wedding style in a whole new way! The stunning Nirjary from KIS (cubed) Events epitomizes class as the sun sets and the waves crash on the sandy shore. Nadia D. Photography snaps some Vogue-worthy shots while giving the best tips and tricks for some unforgettable moments! No need to binge-watch America's Next Top Model because we've got all the deets on getting a winning photo; first, check out the gallery and then, get the scoop from Nadia below!
And now, I hand it over to the talented Nadia D. Photography:
The most important advice I can give you is: if you feel beautiful you will look beautiful, so don’t doubt yourself. Turn off that little voice inside of your head that says that you can’t do it, and have fun with it. Look at the photo-session as an experience and as an opportunity to see yourself from a different angle, to discover something new about yourself.
2. Be Candid
So don't over-think it. With digital cameras we can shoot a lot, thus we can experiment a lot. Don't worry about every shot being perfect; you are not a model, and not suppose to nail every shot (most models can’t do that either), and all you really need at the end is a few great shots, so play, take risks, and try something new.
3. Channel Your Inner Maharani
Forget about posing, think of acting. It is personality that makes us really love someone not their perfect beauty. If you are not ready to let your own personality shine, or feeling shy, pretend to be someone else. Think of someone who inspires you. How would Carrie Bradshaw (who is far from classic beauty, yet captured the world’s imagination with her personality) stand, sit, touch her hair, look at someone. Or may be you want to be a Charlie’s Angel, or Femme Fatale - find a role-model you connect with, look at their movements, and then while at the shoot, play that role a bit.
4. Play Off the Paparazzi
It’s also important to find a photographer who you'd click with personally and who’d encourage you through the process. So make sure to interview the photographer before-hand to make sure your personalities mash and look at their work in detail. If all of their work is very posed, that’s probably all they know how to do, so your experience with them will be contrived, as well. Find one whose subjects seem to be genuinely enjoying themselves; when you have a fun experience, it will reflect in your photos.
5. Have Fun!
So remember: love yourself, celebrate yourself, push yourself out of the comfort zone a bit and discover new sides of yourself. If you do that, I’m sure there would be plenty of great photos to show off afterwards, and you will have fun memories of the process.
Now you've got the best tricks of the trade, so go out there and work it, Maharanis!