Hey Guys, Your wedding and engagement photos are representative of one of the biggest moments in your life. In the past, we’ve shared some important considerations when deciding on your initial engagement photoshoot. Besides the logistic planning that goes into preparing for a shoot, there’s also the personal – what can you do to ensure you look your best?
You know how perfect your fiancé is, but capturing that perfection can sometimes seem daunting. We have some tips on how to look and feel your best in order to capture the ideal representation of the love that you and your fiancé share and be confident while doing it.
Get Your Hairstyle Right
This one may seem obvious, but hair mishaps are very common. You and your fiancé should plan your hairstyles at least a couple of weeks ahead of time. This way, if you’re trying out a new look, you’ll have time to see if the style works. However, it’s best to stick to a style you already know makes you look good. Work with your regular, trusted stylist, as they’re the person who knows your hair best and how to style it. If you don’t have a normal hairstylist, ask a friend for recommendations. It also helps if your bride to be is a hair stylist.
Take Care of Your Skin
Photo-editing can only do so much after pictures are taken, so essential skincare is a must before your shoot. The best advice is to maintain your usual skincare routine, as using new products can cause your skin to have an unwanted reaction – including surprise breakouts, redness, and irritation, or increased sensitivity. If you normally slack on caring for your skin, try to build a routine a few weeks before – drink plenty of water, use a gentle cleanser to wash your face, and moisturize.
Many men face an additional skincare challenge with their facial hair. Bad shaving habits, like using an expired razor or improperly navigating the grain of your hair, can cause annoying breakouts. You can take steps to avoid shaving mistakes by changing your razor every 6-8 weeks, storing your razor in an area where there is limited water exposure to prevent bacteria build-up, and avoiding the temptation to use body wash or soap as a shaving product, as doing so can cause further irritation or breakouts.
Don’t Forget the Details
The smallest details can make a huge difference in your confidence before a shoot. The more confident you feel, the better the final result. To enhance your smile, consider switching out your toothpaste or looking into whitening strips. Making sure your eyebrows are neatly groomed and put together also makes a huge difference in how your face looks. Going to a professional to groom your brows is never a bad idea, but it’s totally possible to do it yourself.
Keeping in mind these essential tips will do wonders for your look before your big shoot so that the only thing you’ll have to worry about is celebrating you and your fiancé’s love and commitment.