Post # 1
Hi, Bees! Just wanted to share something useful I learned on the wedding day, so that all of you can benefit from it ahead of time:
When we were taking pictures, my sister (who is a talented amateur photographer) pointed out that even though it feels very natural to hold your bouquet at waist level, it photographs better if you hold it low, more at the level of your hips. That allows you to show more of the detail on the bodice of your gown, and it doesn’t interrupt the line of your torso. (If you hold the bouquet in front of your waist, you draw people’s eyes to outward-curving lines – the edges of the bouquet – at a spot where the inward-curving lines of your waist will be more attractive). Fortunately she told me this in time to take advantage of it for some of our pictures, but we’d already taken about 3/4 of them with my bouquet high. It’s a minor detail, but I do notice the difference and now, looking back, I wish she would have pointed it out earlier so that I would have held it lower in more of the pics! Here are a couple of examples of what I mean:
See how much nicer the pose looks in the pic with my siblings, compared to the one with my dad?
Post # 3
thanks for the tip!!! beautiful bride in a beautiful dress 🙂
Post # 4
You are absolutely stunning in both no matter where the bouquet is, but yes, thank you for the tip! I’ll definitely try to keep it in mind! 😀
Post # 5
Thank you for the awesome tip! You looked beautiful either way.
Post # 6
Great tip! Thank you! You look gorgeous. Congratulations!
Post # 7
coooool! Good tip! You’re right, I totally notice the difference now.
Post # 8
I was in a wedding and the photographer told us this tip…also to like, extend and flex our arms a bit so they wouldn’t be smooshed against our torsos. It felt really unnatural but it looked okay in pictures.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Thanks for the tip, very helpful point I wouldn’t have thought of!
Post # 10
Our photographer kept reminding us to hold our bouquets at our belly buttons or lower. I think that all of the future brides will appreciate this post!
Post # 11
Yeah, I knew to hold it low and forgot completely. It certainly would have looked better lower, but I can’t say it was the end of the world!
Post # 12
Thanks, everyone! Yeah, it’s a minor detail, and we’re delighted with how all our pictures turned out, but I do especially like the ones from late in the session, after my sister pointed it out. 20/20 hindsight …
Post # 13
OMG I have totally been beating myself up over this whole topic as well. I got married a lil over 2 weeks ago and when I saw the guest pic of me walking out with my dad…..I was like oh nooooo! I totally knew where to carry the bouquet but once I started to walk out I totally FORGOT!
Oh well I guess worse could have happened….I do find some releif knowing I am not alone in this…..so future brides take note…LOL
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I was told this in kindergarten when I was in a little fashion show and it has always stuck with me.
I actually have a picture of my bridsmaids holding them high and my photographer must have told them to drop them low becaue the next image is almost exactly the same, but all the bouquets are low. It cracked me up so much that I tagged them to post in my recaps…which I’m writing right now.
Post # 15
and keeping your head up when you walk down the asile is another I forgot…arrgh!
Post # 16
I tell it to all my brides/bridesmaids during getting ready, and remind them again before walking down the isle. Still, they all manage to forget and hold their bouquet up high.