Looking to learn more on posing as an Indian bride for your upcoming Indian wedding. We will be exploring 5 keys things not to do while posing as an Indian bride for the most flattering images. Indian brides, we work with at Alfaaz Photography, have no prior experience being in front of a camera. With years of experience of photographing lavish Indian weddings here in Toronto and around the world, we always educate our brides and grooms on things not to do while posing.
Usually, we talk more about this in the engagement shoot session. That is one reason why we highly recommend scheduling a pre-wedding shoot. You will understand how by simply moving the body in a certain way totally alters the overall image.
Here are 5 simple yet effective ways to pose better for your upcoming Indian Wedding:
1 – Hands
Hands and wrist positioning while posing as an Indian bride play such a big role in photographs and brides should keep these following things in mind.
- Have soft hands – We usually suggest brides to keep their hands soft. Best way to educate brides on this is to imagine a hand almost dead but not fully dead. Softer hands will bring a more gentle and romantic vibe to images.
- Wrists are better bent out than bent in, always bend your wrist slightly to get that flattering soft look as a bride.
Sometimes this will actually feel unnatural to do, but trust us it will be more flattering in images.
DON’T DO – Never clench your hands while posing for your Indian wedding photos.
Here is an example of bad and good way of keeping hands.
2 – Lower Body
Never stand flat footed, Always put more weight on one hip. That way the female body looks more curved and flattering in images.
How does it even matter when your legs aren’t even showing in that beautiful flowy lengha? Well, a flat footed stance for Indian weddings is basically going to take away all the shape of the female body.
DON’T DO – Remember whatever the camera sees first looks the biggest in photographs. We, as Indian wedding photographers, position parts of the human body based on where we want more or less attention to go.
3 – Eyes
Eyes are windows to our soul. Be mindful of where you are pointing your eyes while posing as an Indian bride. When we are doing Indian bridal photoshoots, we always guide our subject to look at the direction of their nose. That way your pupils are always centered and not to one side, making your eyes look unflattering.
DON’T DO – Don’t look too much to the left or right while posing so your pupils are always centered.
4 – Arms
To make the body look more flattering in an image we use arms to give the body more shape. We always want to have some space (about 10 cm) between arms and torso. Especially on your wedding day when you are wearing that beautiful lengha, be mindful of keeping your elbows away from the body.
DON’T DO – Never glue your arms to the side of your body, that will make your arms look much bigger than they actually are.
5 – Breathe through Lips
Our body is way more relaxed when your lungs are getting enough oxygen. Diaphragm of the body will be more relaxed in the images when you breathe through lips. Ever paid attention to fashion models in magazines, they almost always have their lips slightly open as they are breathing through lips.
DON’T DO – Never hold your breath while taking photos. It never looks good in the final image.
Being a Indian wedding photographer, it’s our job to bring the best out of you. We wanted to educate our clients on 5 things not to while posing as an Indian bride to make sure we are giving them all the knowledge we have for their upcoming Indian wedding.
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