1: DON’T TRY ANYTHING NEW ON YOUR HAIR OR SKIN RIGHT BEFORE A SHOOT.
The best way to own a look is to give yourself a little time. Don’t try new hair dyes or cuts without a few weeks to let it grow and become a part of you. If you’re not completely familiar and confident about your look, the camera may pick up on it!
2: EAT WELL, HYDRATE, AND GET ENOUGH SLEEP.
We can not stress this one enough! There is nothing more radiant and gorgeous than someone who is healthy and well-rested.
The effects of stress and tiredness show up on skin as redness and dark splotches. These can be diffused and concealed by a makeup artist for the most part. However, there’s nothing like a good diet full of the vitamins and minerals provided by vegetables.
Drinking plenty of water will keep your skin from drying out. It’ll also keep swelling at bay.
3. TAKE CARE OF FLYAWAYS.
This one is overlooked a lot! Flyaways create an unflattering halo that is distracting and messy. Blow dry downward on high and tame flyaways with a smoothing serum.
4. PREP YOUR SKIN. MOISTURIZE!
Clean, moisturized skin is the ideal palette to work on. The camera will pick up on dry or overly oily skin. Cleanse your skin, apply moisturizer, let your skin absorb it, then move on to primer.
Primer will ensure that your foundation doesn’t sink into your skin. Use eye shadow primer, as well, when you’re ready to move on to eye makeup!
5. KEEP SHINE IN CHECK.
Shine is super-distracting, particularly in HD! In still photos, camera flashes will emphasize shine and pick up on unevenness:
Keep blotter ready for when you step in front of the camera
Use light-diffusing foundations and concealers
Pick natural, matte shades (more on picking shades below)
Bonus Tip. BE TRUE TO YOUR OWN NATURAL BEAUTY. PICK THE RIGHT SHADES.
On the face:
Your bronzer should only be a touch darker than your natural skin tone. Any more will run the risk of looking orangey.
Choose a soft, fleshy shade for the cheeks. Use a little more than usual so the camera will pick it up.
On the eyes:
Eyes define a character. They are noticed right away, and they say so much!
Pick non-shimmery colors in neutral shades for the lids. You want people to notice the eyes and not the makeup color. Think soft: soft beige, soft brown, soft pink, or soft peach shades.
Don’t go darker on your eyebrows. It will age you and bring too much attention to them. But full eyebrows project youth and frame the eyes! Fill in with a color that matches your natural brow color.
On the lips:
Avoid the extremes of light, dark, and shimmer.
Don’t use overly dark lipstick. It will age you. Nude or pale lips will disappear on camera! Line lips in a matching shade or slightly lighter than your lipstick.
A touch of gloss can make your teeth look brighter. Don’t go overboard, though, or it will look garish on camera!
- How would you describe your style -- more documentary, cinematic or a mix of both?
If you want a romantic video, and you and your videographer don't have the same idea of what that means, you could end up paying for a video you don't really want. Asking for samples of their work which will give you a sense of how professional your videographer is and the kind of work they do.
- How does your pricing work?
Even if you're just buying a standard package, it's important to run through what's included. And if there's something you're hoping for – be it a short trailer to share with family or a hard drive with all of the raw footage – ask about it and get any agreements in writing.
- Will you be shooting any other weddings the weekend of my wedding? Will you be the one shooting on the day of?
Ideally, you'll have your videographer for the entire day. In some cases, the person who you speak with when signing your contract won't actually be the one shooting your wedding. If that's the case, schedule a meeting with the assigned videographer to make sure their style meshes with yours.
- What does your camera and equipment look like?
Most videographers get the job done with a camera no bigger than your photographer's. Ask about it either way so that you know what to expect. The microphone they would use for your ceremony which is a must – will it be a handheld or a clip-on wireless?
- Will there be a second camera, a stationary camera or any other backup cameras on hand for our wedding?
Without a second camera it may be difficult or nearly impossible for your videographer to capture every moment on camera. Many times, a second shooter comes with the videography package, but just in case, it's good to ask.
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