In the USA alone, millions of couples are wed every year. A wedding is one of the best days of the lives of both the bride and the groom. It is incredibly special and they want to do all they can to remember it forever. As a result, they want to document it and capture a ton of photos. While many will be group photos, there will also be a ton of selfies involved.
However, taking selfies can often be difficult at times. Sure, knowing the mirror selfie basics can help, but there still may be some issues you run into. You may not like how you look in them, may not know how to smile, may struggle finding the right angle or any number of other problems. Thankfully, there are some great tips that can help you take your best wedding selfie possible. This article is going to go over a few of them.
Find the Right Light
The key to taking a good photo is the lighting, and this goes for selfies as well. As a result, you need to take time to learn more about lighting and how it can impact photos. In general, you want to use natural light, and have it coming at about a 45 degree angle. It can be behind or in front, as long as it is light and subtle. Also, be careful to watch out for shadows and keep sun out of your eyes, as it can make you prone to squinting.
Search around the venue, and you should find a spot with the right light to make you and the rest of the people in the selfie look incredible. The right light can make you look better by helping you glow, removing dark circles from your eyes and helping you look more warm and healthy.
Take the Photo From Above
When many of us take selfies, we may do it from straight-on at eye level. While this can look okay at times, it is far from the optimal place to take a selfie. Instead, consider holding the camera a little higher and pointing it down. This can help you look as slim as possible. Generally, avoid taking these photos from below as it can give you a double chin.
However, if the picture is too high, it can give you a “bobblehead” look. Also, take the photos at a distance that looks good. Taking it too close can be a bit too much, while holding the phone or camera too far away can lead to a lack of detail in the photo.
Another great tip is to smile naturally. Smiling is something that makes most people look great in photos, but is something many people struggle with. Instead of trying to fake a smile for photos, just be as natural as possible. If you can’t, have someone off-camera make you smile or think of a very happy time or moment. Of course, being at a wedding, you shouldn’t struggle to have a natural smile on your face due to the fun and excitement of the event.
A natural smile will look better, make you seem happier and generally make for the best wedding selfie. Another smile-related tip is to lightly press your tongue to the back of your top front teeth. This can not only help to slightly fill the gaps between your teeth nicely, but can also keep you from smiling too wide and silly.
Discover the Right Pose or Angle
The angle or pose you take on when taking a selfie is also important. For most of us, we will default to take a selfie head-on. Unfortunately, this isn’t often how most of us look our best. Instead, consider tilting your head a little bit and rotating your body slightly.
Many of us will have a “better side”, and of course, you often want to point this side of your face and body to the camera. You should also think about what to do with your hands, arms and posture in the photo as well. Also, don’t forget to think about what is in the background of the selfie, too.
Practice Makes Perfect
While it might feel awkward at first, practice taking selfies can have a very positive impact on how they turn out. This might take a while, but eventually you will find a smile, angle or pose that looks the best. Then when it comes time to take some selfies at the wedding, you will be ready to look your best in front of the camera.
A tip if you plan on taking some time to find the best selfie is to actually use video. If you take a video of yourself switching through a couple of angles or poses, you can slowly go through the video frame by frame and find what you like. Of course, make sure you’re not moving too much if you go this route, as the blur could impact how well the photo comes out.
In conclusion, we hope this blog post has been able to help you take the best wedding selfie possible.