The best wedding day photos capture the raw emotion and beauty of your special day—beauty that will last longer than any cake or flowers will. But creating those gorgeous, timeless images isn’t quite as straightforward as you might think.
If you don’t like being in front of the camera, the thought of getting your picture taken all day can be daunting! Our team of experienced photographers have some expert advice on how to look and feel your best in front of the camera. Ready to step out from behind the lens and shine on your big day? Read on for our top tips for glowing, timeless photos that you will bring you right back to your special day in Fiji and that you’ll cherish forever.
Choose the Right Fiji Wedding Photographer
The first step to getting timeless wedding photos is to choose the right photographer. Your wedding photos are going to play a big role in how you remember your special day. That’s why it’s important to choose the right Fiji wedding photographer who can capture the tone and emotion of your special day in a way that will last for years to come.
When looking for a photographer, it’s important to consider their skill level and portfolio. Have they worked with couples from different cultures? Do their photos make you feel moved? Are they able to capture beautiful details like the laughter, joy, and love between you and your partner?
It also helps if the photographer is familiar with your venue, so that they can make good use of the natural lighting or a gorgeous sunset backdrop. A skilled Fiji wedding photographer should be able to help you feel comfortable and get creative with poses so that you can look your best and have amazing photos by the end of the day.
“I cannot recommend Zoom Fiji enough. Bruce took the time months before our wedding to give us a FaceTime call to get an idea of who we are and how the wedding was going to be. When we met him and Dustin in person they had remembered the specifics of our wedding and made it go seamlessly. They photographed and filmed the most amazing shots and we forgot they were even there. They went above and beyond making our wedding day, photos, and video amazing. The photos and video meant a lot because me and my wife eloped and that was all we had to show when we came home. The team over delivered on our expectations. Aside from the amazing quality of their work, they have been the most accommodating and friendly people to work with.” Timilai Lesuma
Get Plenty of Rest the Night Before
No amount of makeup can beat a good night’s rest. And while we know you’re excited for your big day, we recommend taking the time to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep the night before. You’ll wake up feeling well-rested and refreshed, and radiant skin is the ultimate confidence boost on your special day.
Try to limit extra caffeine leading up to the wedding, as well as those late-night parties in the days leading up. While it may seem like a fun way to celebrate, you won’t be happy with tired eyes in your photos five years from now. If you need a caffeine boost, try a natural tea blend instead. Or our personal favorite, fresh coconut water! Once you land in Fiji, try to relax and unwind in the days leading up to your big day.
Drink Plenty of Water to Hydrate Your Skin
Adequate hydration is key if you want to look and feel your best in your wedding photos—which, let’s face it, is a must! Staying well-hydrated before and during the wedding will help your skin remain glowing and plump. That way, when you look back on the photos in years to come, you won’t regret not taking care of your body. Speaking of body, slather on that SPF all day, every day leading up to your big day to avoid unsightly tan lines.
Here are few tips to help you stay hydrated:
- Start drinking plenty of water a few weeks before the wedding. It takes time for your body to get used to an increased water intake, so get into a good routine as soon as possible.
- We won’t tell you to avoid alcohol, because, c’mon you’re on holiday in Fiji, but trust us on this one, try to limit alcoholic beverages during this time, especially the night before.
- Have a glass of water nearby throughout the day while getting ready for the ceremony and taking photos afterwards.
Send your photographer a few photos you like
Are there certain poses you absolutely love? Maybe your partner? Your family? Let your Fiji wedding photographer know by sending them a few photos you really like before the wedding. It not only shows them what your style is, but gives them ideas for creative shots they can take to capture that same essence.
On the day of, you don’t have to be aware of every angle or pose—that’s why you hired a photographer! But at the same time, it is helpful for the photographers to know your preferences since these are photos that are going to be part of an important memory.
Relax and Be Yourself – Your Joy Will Shine Through!
If you want glowing, timeless photos, the best thing you can do is relax and just be yourself! Easier said than done, you might think – but it’s actually quite achievable if you have the right attitude. After all, your joy will shine through in your wedding day photos so it’s important to take time to enjoy the moment and pause amidst all the hustle and bustle.
It can be all too easy to get caught up in perfectionism and wanting everything to look just right. We suggest taking a step back and reminding yourself that perfectionism can actually take away from the beauty of the photos. The most important thing is that you’re having fun and embracing your special day!
All in all, you’ll have gorgeous, timeless photos when you follow the experts’ advice. Your wedding will be a day you’ll want to look back on with love for years to come, and these tips will ensure that you—and your photos—shine.
Above all, don’t get so wrapped up in all the details that you overlook the importance of taking a few minutes to soak in the day and take it all in – trust us, it’ll help you feel relaxed and confident in photos and give you beautiful, glowing photos that you’ll treasure for the rest of your life.