Getting the perfect engagement picture takes a little work. You probably already worked on your makeup, and your dress looks stunning, but that does not mean you aren’t overlooking anything. The following are five bright tips to help ensure that your engagement photos are great.

Reconsider the Makeup

You are likely going to wear makeup for your big day, which is okay, but you need to make sure that you wear the right kind of makeup. Believe it or not, some makeup is more photograph-friendly, and some makeup will look a little funny when photographed. Talk to your photographer to find out what kind of makeup is going to work best before settling down with a look.

Food to Enhance

You are going to want to keep an eye on what you eat for a number of reasons. For one, you want food to promote circulation, such as dark leafy greens because good circulation helps your skin glow. You also want to stay away from foods that cause bloating, such as beans, dairy, onions, garlic, or cauliflower. It might be a good idea to eat fermented foods, papaya, fennel, and ginger to help aid digestion, so you do not look bloated in your picture.

Work on the Smile

Making sure that your smile looks like a million bucks is definitely something you need to consider. One of the first things people look at is a smile, and this is the case even with pictures, especially because these pictures are supposed to highlight your happiness. There are some people who don’t like having their picture taken because they don’t like their smile. The picture and reception should both be times where you shouldn’t be self-conscious about your smile. Those with less than perfect teeth should consider tackling their insecurities with teeth whitening or a porcelain veneer treatment to make them look flawless.

Stress-Free Posing

Some of you may have already learned to pose in a way that makes you look great, but that does not mean you won’t have any stress while you are taking a picture. One thing that is overlooked is the stress of dirtying up your dress, which means that some of you might be worried about ruining your dress as you take pictures outside. What you want to do is place a cloth that is the same color as your dress right under your dress. Tuck it in so it won’t show, and take your pictures without worrying.

Sleep is King

It is of the utmost importance that you get enough sleep before your big picture day. Being well-rested not only helps improve your mood, but it also helps you look your very best. It should be noted that not getting enough sleep could lead to uneven skin or blotches. These imperfections in your skin are going to make it hard to get your makeup on right, and it might make it hard to photograph you. Get enough sleep no matter what.

Hopefully, some of these tips make your engagement pictures look stunning. You deserve this, so make sure you make these pictures count.