Monthly Archives: May 2016

Photography Beyond the Wedding

As a Louisville Lexington wedding photographer, I find my relationship with the couples to go beyond the wedding day. I love the fact that I have the opportunity to continue to document their lives. When I am asked to be part of new miles stones in their lives, It’s a privilege and a responsibility I don’t take lightly. One of my couples who who had a Lexington, KY wedding I photographed almost 2 years ago asked me to photograph their new born. On my way home I received a text from her and she reminded me I have been present at her  two major milestones in her life. Her wedding and her newborn. As I drove home late that night, it put a smile on my face. It makes all the long hours of being a Louisville Lexington wedding photographer worth it. If you would like to view some of wedding photography work, click on this link to visit my website at http://www.picturesbyab.com.

Lexington Wedding Couple Hire Wedding Photographer Adam Brennan to photograph newborn.

Lexington Wedding Couple Hire Wedding Photographer Adam Brennan to photograph newborn.

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How to Pose for Wedding Photos

If the idea of taking thousands of photos on your wedding day seems daunting to you, you’re not alone. After all, unless you’re a professional model, you’re probably not accustomed to being in front of the camera for hours on end. Few tips below from a Louisville wedding photographer Adam Brennan.

Find Your Best Side
“No one’s face is perfectly symmetrical and while I’m sure both sides of your face are gorgeous, you probably have one you like a bit better (even if you don’t yet know it!) Take some selfies (or ask your BFF to help you out) and practice posing with your face tilted in each direction. Once you know your ‘best side,’ always pose to put your best face forward.”

Contour Your Face
“A great picture is all about the angles—and a picture taken with you looking directly into the camera flattens out your natural ones by eliminating the shadows that help to contour your face. While that’s not to say you can’t look stunning in a straight-on shot, if you don’t have exceptionally pronounced bone structure, a slight tilt of your chin (either up or down) and turn of your cheek (to your best side, of course) will help to make your face look more chiseled.”

Mind Your Chin
“To make a round or oval face look slimmer, angle your chin down ever so slightly (careful not to create a double chin in the process!). If you have a pronounced forehead, lift your chin up just a bit to create more balance. Regardless of your face shape and chin angle, push your entire face forward a little. What’s closest to the camera will look the biggest, so pushing your face forward a bit will make your body appear slimmer. Alternatively, you can ask the photographer to shoot you from a slightly overhead angle to create the angles without you having to do anything.”

Smile Naturally
“The key is to smile like you do in real life—and not as big as possible. When you smile largely, your cheeks puff out and your eyes squint, which isn’t the most flattering of poses. Instead, practice relaxing your face, opening your mouth ever so slightly, and thinking of something that makes you happy—like spending the rest of your life with your significant other.”

Use Your Tongue
“Try pushing your tongue against the roof of your mouth. This somewhat awkward feeling pose will help to elongate your neck and reduce the appearance of any double chin. Just practice ahead of time to make sure you don’t look uncomfortable doing it.”

Smize
“Tyra Banks popularized the term as shorthand for smiling with your eyes—and it works! You know when you smile how your eyes squint, the corners turn up, and you look slightly up? When you pose, try to replicate that look, even in non-smiling shots. The result will be a more approachable, happy look, even when you’re not actually smiling.”

Accentuate Your Arms
“The key to posing your arms is to keep them away from your body so they’re not smushed against your torso, causing them to photograph wider than they actually are. One of the most flattering poses is to put the arm closest to the camera on your hip to accentuate your waist and slim your arm. Just be sure to tuck your elbow so it’s pointing behind you and not out to the side. Feeling too posed? Just make sure your arms are lifted ever so slightly off your body or hold the person’s back next to you to conceal your arm altogether.”

Love Your Legs
“Even if you’re wearing a gown that completely conceals your legs, don’t forget to pay attention to them. Either bend one knee (even the littlest bit) so you don’t look stiff or cross your ankles at your calves to elongate your legs and make your hips appear narrower.”

Angle Your Body
“Turn your body so it’s at a 45-degree angle or so you’re facing the person you’re standing next to in order to put your body’s depth (not width) on display, which, for most women, is more flattering.”

Stand Up Straight
“Great posture goes a long way in making you look happier, healthier, more fit and more confident. It also affects how you feel: giving you more energy, which you’ll need!”

Relax
“Have fun, laugh and be you. You want your pictures to capture the essence of the occasion, not to look posed. Feeling stuck and uptight with all eyes on you? Look away from the camera, or have a moment with your love, and then come back to it. Or when all else fails, dance around a bit!”

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Louisville Wedding Photographer Excited About The Wedding Season!

As a Louisville wedding photographer who also serves Lexington Kentucky weddings, I am excited to kick off the wedding season!  Many Louisville and Lexington brides have been preparing for their big wedding day! Being a Louisville wedding photographer I am privilege to be part of the couple’s most important day of their life. Making sure I capture their wedding day through photography is the not a task I take lightly. I want to keep my wedding photography honest and true to the personality of the wedding couple. If you are looking for a Louisville and Lexington Wedding Photographer, please visit http://www.picturesbyab.com

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