By: Alex Karas, Executive Director

Many of us are camera shy. The idea of spending an entire day being photographed can seem quite scary. Between keeping your lipstick kiss-ready, your hair in place, and your dress of the ground, when will you have time to pose, and pose flatteringly? Compiled here is quick stress-free tips to keep you looking beautiful in your pictures and happy with the results of your album.

When You Are Standing…

1. Lower Your Chin
By sticking your chin up and out you cause a double chin. To eliminate this unfortunate mishap, cast a shadow underneath your chin by tilting downward.

2. Extend Your Arms
It may sound funny, but flex your arms like you are about to dance the chicken dance. It may seem natural to put your arms down at your sides, but this spreads your flesh and causes your arms to appear larger than they are.

3. Angle Your Stance
Turning your body on a slight angle will cause your body to appear slimmer and more flattering. Before the photographer takes the shot, take a deep breath. When you exhale your body will find a comfortable pose which will look natural and beautiful in your photos.

4. Shifting your weight
While standing back on one foot and placing the other one forward, you create a nice long line. If you feel like you are getting stiff, you can rock back and forth from foot to foot. By using these time-tested tips from our expert wedding photographers you can ensure that your photos as well as your wedding day will be beautiful.

Alex Karas is a full-time wedding industry entrepreneur in Manahawkin, NJ. He is the owner/operator of a wedding services company, Enchanted Celebrations. To learn more about wedding planning and tips you can visit his website at or contact him directly at