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New Trends in Wedding Photography

When the two of you hire a wedding photographer, you probably have a few specific must-have photo ops in mind: your first kiss as a married couple, the first dance, the cake cutting- but what about some of the newer photo shoot options in wedding photography? Will you opt for your photographer to capture the "first look" between you and your fiancé/fiancée before the ceremony? How about something a little more personal the morning after?
These extra wedding photo opportunities are showing up with more frequency on the wedding scene, but here's my opinion regarding which ones to try and which ones to skip:

The Engagement Photo Shoot
More and more couples are looking to have a little fun with their engagement photo shoots, copying scenes from movies like "UP" or visiting some of their favorite places in their home towns, but is it a venture worth the expense?
Yes. Some photographers will throw in an engagement photo shoot as a part of a larger package, and it's a fun opportunity to score some high-end professional photos of you and your fiancé/fiancée in non-wedding attire. Even if it isn't part of a package, it's still an expense that's worth the photos you'll end up with. You can really show off who you are as a couple, have a little fun, and use those photos for save-the-dates or Christmas cards. Take this cool opportunity to go to an arcade, the local arboretum, or even your favorite A&W - anything goes. Just make sure you check up on photo restrictions of your favorite venue first.   The First Look Before the Ceremony
Though some couples hold to the tradition that a couple shouldn't see each other before the ceremony, traditions aren't for everybody. In fact, many couples have said that doing a "first look" (meeting with your betrothed before you walk down the aisle) is a great way to ease your nerves before you walk down the aisle. But if you're going to do it, should you have your photographer there?
Honestly, you won't even notice the photographer, but you will wish you had a picture of your face when you do the first look. It's a moment worth documenting and you'll always regret not having photos of every special moment during your wedding day. It's not a hassle for your photographer to add a "first look" to the list of "must-have" shots (like group photos and the first kiss) during the day, and you'll be glad you asked for them.   The Morning After Photo Shoot
A new trend in intimate wedding photography (more so even than the boudoir shoot) steps right into the couple's bedroom or hotel on the morning after their wedding. Some couples have now opted to have a photographer present during their first hours as a married couple in order for their bliss to be completely documented. Though the resulting photos tend to be tasteful in that nobody goes for the full-frontal shot, the sexiness is implied.
Unlike the first look, this is one intimate moment that will probably end up more staged and creepy than sweet and sentimental, and it's not exactly an album you can keep on the coffee table. As exciting as this sort of photography sounds, you can't possibly imagine how much you won't want to deal with another set of pictures on the morning after your wedding. Sleep in and skip this photo op.

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Add a Wedding Picture Frame to your House

Wedding Picture Frame: The Perfect Gift

Wedding Picture Frame

If there's one moment in your life that is sure to be documented, it's your wedding day. You'll probably hire a photographer, hundreds of guests will snap iPhone pictures, and you'll probably manage to grab a few shots for yourself. Chances are good that many of those photos will end up in your home; display them in a wedding picture frame to up your viewing pleasure.   A wedding picture frame sets the mood for the photo within, and they're so much more fun than a traditional frame. Take things up a notch with your wedding picture frame by doing something unexpected. Pick a wedding picture frame that also houses your unity sand, or a wedding picture frame in an interesting shape (such as a heart or a pair of toasting glasses). The wedding photos will be the first pieces of photography a guest will want to see; make it an impressive experience with a wedding picture frame.   If you're a guest looking for a memorable gift, look no further than a wedding picture frame. It's an especially wonderful gift for the couple without a registry, because it's probably something they haven't thought to get for themselves. Even if they already have one, there are a thousand more wedding photos where that came from. Help them out with a wedding picture frame.
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Looking good in your wedding photographs

Your wedding went without a glitch. But when it came to your wedding photographs, then you looked awful. So what can you do to ensure that you look good in your snaps? The first step is to hire a good photographer. Do not be stingy in that area. Wedding snaps are souvenirs for life and you should not compromise on that front. Do not opt for complicated or gawdy hairstyle and veil. You will be busy the entire day and will not have time to check the mirror. So if your hair style goes haywire, then you will not know it and your photographs will be awful. Make sure your mascara is waterproof or else they will start melting the moment you cry. You will definitely not want black eyes on your wedding day.  Also avoid powder based eyeshadow. Avoid glossy lipstick as you will eat it up. You can use a matt shade and apply a coat of sheer lipstick atop. Make sure your make up is soft and natural. Too harsh makeup will make you look awful. Stick to soft shades of pinks and browns. Ensure that your foundation does not cake. Black and white photographs have a soft feel to it.
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Your wedding smile

Once your wedding is over, the memories will be captured in photographs and videos. So it is extremely important that you and your partner smile through the entire event. You would surely not want to show grumpy wedding snaps to your grand children. Here are a few tips to improve your smile on your special day. •    Get an electronic toothbrush for yourself. It need not be the expensive ones. Electronic ones clean much better than manual handheld ones.
•    Use a good whitening mouthwash to kill any germs and have a clean and healthy fresh breath.
•    For dry lips, use a conditioning balm that will help you soften your lips.
•    You a lipstick that matches with your outfit. The stay on variety is the best for the day. The lipstick needs to match your skin tone. A lipstick with a mauve base makes your teeth look really white.
•    Define your lips with a lip pencil before putting on the lip color. They make your lips look tidy and stylish. The liner should match with your lipstick color and it should be one shade darker. With these smart tips, you are ready for the dazzling your guests with your million dolla smile.
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