Saturday, April 1, 2017

Hair and Wind Advice for Better Photos

~ ADVICE FROM 1550+ beach weddings experience, so HEED ~
Margo cannot emphasize this enough...Nothing ruins your wedding photos like the hair/bangs of a bride (or the daughter or mom or a bridesmaid) flapping loose, unpinned, unsprayed in your eyes and mouth due to wind whipping because: 
  • It absolutely WILL flop in your  eyes when windspeed is 9+mph - always 
  • Now you have a large, hairy "squid" covering your face in pics!  
  • Frustrated, clawing, hair flipping people SCOWL in pics 
  • all the after poses HAVE to be in the same direction, same background, no creativity, no variations and some GREAT poses are impossible... cuz loose-hair-ladies must face the wind only. Seriously... Margo's photos totally rock... don't cut yourself off from that!
REMEMBER, it is WHIPPING WINDY at the beach 90% of the time!  If the forecast says wind speed is above 9 mph, then fix your hair tightly which means
  • BASIC: at least wear a decorated or simple headband with hairspray
  • BETTER: use bobby pins, combs, flowers, braids, and hairspray a lot
  • BEST for DIY.:  TON of strong hairspray, plus pins, plus combs or barrettes, a tiara, flowers, plus gel/wax and lots MORE HAIRSPRAY!  
  • BEST OF ALL:  hire a pro hairdresser to style it right AND who has experience with beach weddings, PLUS insist on tons of hairspray. 
  • This is true for short hair men too!  High wind means he has Alfalfa sprouts or a large divot in his head in photos. USE LOTS OF HAIRSPRAY!TONS!
And another BIG FYI:  
WEAR your biggest and SHINY JEWELRY.  This is a wedding...its one time only special...and these are your once-in-a-lifetime wedding photos. So at least borrow some pearls, or a "big" necklace, wear shinier, nicer earrings, AND put on a nice bracelet.  Strapless or sundresses:  look VERY strange and bland without showy bling at neckline. Seriously, you look washed out, blah, bland, lifeless, and gives a vague visual hint of not really wanting to do this or dress up for this, as if you don't care, kinda slap-dash...SO wear your showy bling, ladies! REALLY! Even simple string of costume pearls is great! 
Hope this helps! 💖

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