Okay, yes, we want to be your wedding photographer (and engagement, and boudoir, and maternity, and...) but the majority of the pictures you have of yourself and your loved ones are selfies. And, it's National Selfie Day! So here are our top tips for getting a great selfie.
We've all tried to take a selfie in harsh or low light and wound up throwing our phone across the room, right? It's frustrating! The right lighting can take a photo from meh to wow. Keep the shadows off your face and find yourself a dazzling spot to snap a pic. We recommend heading outside as natural light is going to give you the glow you're aiming for. If you're inside, turn on a few extra lights. We see a lot of shadowy selfies around the holidays because who doesn't want a picture with a Christmas tree? But when the holidays do roll around (we're not trying to rush summer...), have the tree lights on but make sure the rest of the room is bright, too.
While these photos aren't selfies, they do show how much the sun loves giving a hand in making you shine in your photos (and we did snap a selfie in progress). Note that even the photo in the limo has good lighting because they're by the windows.
Go Easy On The Filters
We know filters are fun but some filters tweak your features and those can take away from you. Be confident that you look fabulous. No filter required. However, not all filters are created equal. Filters that don't bug your eyes or sharpen your cheekbones can be a great way to combat poor lighting. Throw that photo into black and white or sepia. Some filters brighten up the photo and others can help minimize harsh light. Play around with the possibilities but make sure it's still your face in the selfie!
Work It, Darling
Smile for real and hit your angles. Take the photo from above and drop your chin. While selfies get a bad rap sometimes for being narcissistic, they're a celebration of you in whatever moment you're in. So while there are technical ways to get a stunning shot, you really don't have to look any certain way in the photo just as long as you're capturing you in the moment.
You handle the selfies, we'll handle the moments you want the full picture of.