Wedding Tips & Advice

How to Have a Perfect Smile for Wedding Photos

Crockett Farm wedding photos by Whidbey Island Wedding photographer Luma Weddings

Your wedding is an important day of your life and your photos help you relive the memories. However, that means you’ll need to make sure every picture is just right. Part of doing that is nailing the perfect smile for your wedding photos.

Perfect Pearly Whites

To get the right smile, you can start a couple of weeks in advance by whitening your teeth. White teeth gave you a bright, dazzling smile, but they also give you confidence. There are many teeth whitening methods. You can go for the at-home route and purchase teeth whitening strips or whitening toothpaste. If you want a thorough whitening, you can have your dentist do it for you. Multiple whitening sessions may be necessary if you decide to have your dentist do it chairside, depending on how much whiter you want them to be. Whichever method you choose, make sure you plan ahead and don’t wait until the night before.

Lipstick, Stain, Gloss, or Balm?

Next, you want to address the look of your lips. There are many, many lip products you can choose from. Deciding on one is dependent on several factors but you should be aware of the durability, the effect on your lips, and how it’ll look in photos. As far as the look goes, lip gloss provides a nice sheen and often provides a more natural coloring. Just keep in mind they require pretty frequent application. If you want to avoid reapplying, consider doing a lip stain. They are long-lasting and won’t smudge so you can enjoy your day. However, they do tend to try out your lips so don’t forget to moisturize. A happy medium between gloss and stain would be lipstick. They keep your lips fairly moisturized, and they stay on your lips longer gloss. Finally, if you want an all-natural look, you can go for a lip balm. Once you’ve made your choice, you should be considerate of the color. Blue and pink-based lip colors can help to make your teeth look whiter. Test out a few colors to see what works best for you.

Practice, Practice, Practice

The problem with smiling for photos is you aren’t quite sure what you look like until after the photo has been taken. This is why it’s important to practice your smile in front of a mirror. You can find the right shape for your mouth and you can get used to how your smile feels. That way, when it’s picture time, you can naturally produce that perfect smile. As you practice there are a few tips to be aware of. First of all, you should just be natural. Showing too many teeth can look forced. Additionally, be aware of your posture and try to stand up straight.

When you look back on your wedding photos, you want to be happy with your smile. Take some time before your wedding to prepare and test out the perfect smile. You’ll be grateful for your efforts later.

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