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7 Tips for Looking Great in Your Wedding Photos: Lover.ly

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the Lover.ly ladies are sharing their best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.

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(Photo by: Elizabeth Messina on Kiss The Groom via Lover.ly)

We know that having professional pictures taken can strike fear in an otherwise laid-back woman’s heart—and the fact that it’s your wedding (the most important day of your life ERMAGHERD!) can really add to the pressure. But we’re here to tell you that you are photogenic! Here are our top tips to help you look outstanding in your wedding pictures.

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How Do Life-Changing Experiences Impact the Way We Look?

From left to right: A Marine before, during, and after his service in Afghanistan. (Photo: slate.com)

Recently, I came across a photo study of Dutch Marines that stunned me. As many of you have family and friends in the military (as do we), I wanted to share it with you. While the subject matter is more intense than what we typically cover on the blog, it does tie into appearance and perception, which we discuss frequently. I hope you’ll agree that these are worth discussing.

Photographer Claire Felicie photographed 20 young men over the course of a year, shooting images before, during, and after their deployment to Afghanistan. She had hoped to answer two questions with these photos:

1. How do life-changing experiences concretely impact the way we look?

2. Does tragedy truly show up in our eyes and brow?

I found this both meaningful and fascinating, especially as someone who’s written about how environmental factors can affect our outward appearances.

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