Improving the Quality of Your Wedding Photographs:
After selecting a competent Professional Wedding Photographer how can you improve the quality of your Wedding Photographs ?
One common problem that occurs frequently in Wedding Portraits is “Hot Spots” on the face on the Bride and Groom.
These are caused by the reflection of the camera flash off areas of the face that have the highest concentration of natural oils.
Sometimes they can be retouched using Photoshop or other editing programs, but it is labor intensive to do correctly.
In creating high quality Bridal portraits we recommend using a makeup artist just prior to any photo shoot.
If it is not possible to schedule a makeup artist the day of your Wedding, we recommend using the following 2 powder makeups
(there are many others that work fine also). They greatly reduce the “hot spot” reflections that will occur at the tip of the nose,
cheek bone, and forehead areas, they can be used by the Bride (and Groom) for best results.
1) L’Oreal Bare Naturale Gentle Mineral Makeup,
2) L’Oreal Bare Naturale Soft Focus Mineral Finish.
This makeup can be purchased at Meijer’s for about $14 each, of course you will need to match your skin tones for each product.
If you or your fiancee’ has oily skin consider carrying a pack of Blotting Papers on your Wedding day, they soak up excess oil and help
remove shine from your face without removing your makeup.
We also recommend lip stick for the Bride, and lip balm for the Groom be applied prior to the photo session.
Dry lip areas are very difficult to retouch in Photoshop or other editing programs.
Another important thing some Brides overlook is to have both the Bride and Grooms teeth whitened prior to the Wedding,
this can make a big difference in the Photographs. The majority of Photographers would be thankful to you for not having to retouch
the teeth of the Bride and Groom for each Wedding Portrait.
We hope these tips have been useful in helping you to achieve the best quality possible in your Wedding Photographs. More to follow !