If you’re not used to being in front of the camera lens, a few tips and tricks can go a long way. Looking good and looking good on camera aren’t always the same thing — it takes a practiced eye to understand what the camera is going to see. And when it comes to your wedding day, it goes without saying that you want to look your best.
We get it, and we’re here to help you feel as comfortable and confident as possible. Let’s dive in.
1. Do a Test Run
Spontaneity and risk-taking have plenty of opportunities to shine. Your wedding day is not one of them. When it comes to looking your best for the big day, practice makes perfect.
We recommend scheduling a test run of your planned hairstyle and makeup from the artists who will be getting you glammed up for the wedding. This goes for the groom too — do a trial run of your haircut or style ahead of time. That way, you can pivot to a different style early if you’re just not happy with the finished result — and you can be 100% confident that you’ll love your look in the wedding video.
2. Get That Natural Glow
Preparing your skin is one sure-fire way to glow on camera. In the days leading up to the wedding, you should drink plenty of water to give your skin some extra hydration. Stick with a tried-and-true exfoliant that you know makes your skin happy. And don’t forget to get as much sleep as possible in the nights leading up to your wedding, no matter how packed your schedule feels.
3. Shine on the Inside — Not the Outside
Shiny skin might not seem obvious in the mirror, but it will definitely show up on camera, especially with a camera flash and in high definition. To stay camera ready, have a blotter on hand to get rid of oily skin throughout the day. Brides will also want to stick with foundation and concealer that’s light-diffusing — and stay away from anything with SPF.
4. Choose Natural Shades
When it comes to wedding makeup, au naturale is the way to go. Work with your makeup artist to choose shades and colors that complement your own and help you pop without going over the top. Particularly for your cheeks and eyes, experts recommend avoiding extremes and sticking with non-shimmery colors in soft shades.
5. Don’t Be Afraid to Go Big
While you want to choose natural colors, you also shouldn’t be afraid to go a little heavier than usual when it comes to your makeup routine. We emphasize the “little” here, because you certainly don’t want to take it too far.
Soft yet defined makeup can make you stand out on camera and keep you clearly visible even during wide video shots. The camera can wash out makeup, so give a little extra love to your eyebrows, cheeks and lips to make sure the details don’t get lost through the lens.
Here’s one more bonus tip for you: Don’t forget to have fun! While these tips and tricks will help you feel confident on camera, the goal is not to be runway-ready. It’s much more important to be fully present and enjoy every minute of your wedding day. With professionals behind the camera, you can count on looking fantastic in your wedding video — that’s where Shutter and Sound comes in.
Trust Shutter and Sound With Your Wedding Videography Needs
Our goal is for your wedding video to be a work of art. We take a lot of pride in every finished piece, and we hope you’ll love what you see too. As a small team of professional filmmakers, we’re committed to creating beautiful videos that capture the essence of your day. Beyond the generic moments that every wedding video shows, we’re interested in what makes your day unique. We’re here to capture something real — and create something you can keep forever while we’re at it.
Get a taste of our style by checking out work on our website, and see if our pricing plan works for you in the same place. If you like what you see, feel free to get in touch and request a booking.