Post-Ceremony Photography

How do I look best in my post-ceremony photos?

Kathy and Lewis provided their guests with personalized disposable cameras at their wedding reception a couple of weeks ago, are you ready for all your post-ceremony shots?

Consider the following tips on how to look your best in post-ceremony photography, whether they’re snapshots or professional photos.

  • If you are the unfortunate recipient of mosquito bites before or during your ceremony, take a cotton swab, dip it in water, then dip it in liquid bleach and dab it on the affected area. I never thought this would work, but it’s been proven (by me and a bad bite on my forehead): the redness, swelling, and awful itch will be gone within 20 minutes. Thanks to Denice for helping me with this!
  • Keep powder foundation and oil absorbing wipes (such as the Clean & Clear oil absorbing sheets) on hand for your post ceremony photos. If you have chosen an outdoor ceremony in Colorado during the summer, your face will probably have a bit of shine after your vows, and these items will quickly reduce not only the shine, but the foundation will also reduce any mascara and eyeliner streaks.
  • Check out these tips for how to look thin in photos.
  • Try to avoid food and drinks that will make you bloated before your ceremony. According to MSNBC, the following foods will make you bloat: salt, excess carbs, bulky raw foods, gassy foods, sugar alcohols, fried foods, spicy foods, carbonated drinks, high acid drinks, and (believe it or not) chewing gum. I know, I know: they don’t let you have any fun! I wouldn’t take this concept too far, because hey, it’s your wedding: feel free to have a glass of champagne, girl; you earned it!
  • If you used self-tanning lotion and now look all blotchy and scary and orange, baking soda is your friend. Get damp in the shower and then massage dry baking soda on the affected area. This will get the dry skin (that’s ready to come off anyway) off usually after one treatment. You do not need to scrub, scrub, scrub (a la Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner) as this may cause more skin irritation than you’re skin is willing to handle!

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  1. […] “We would like to thank you for everything you did for us. From the initial tour, to the tasting, to your patience during the rehearsal, and of course the ceremony and reception the staff was wonderful. You were very good about keeping us on track with the things we needed to complete and on the day of our event as well. We had one of the most fun days of our life and a very non-stressful day because of everything you did for us. We can’t say anything but amazing and positive things about our experience at Wild Basin! Thank you so much for making our day so spectacular!”- Kathy and Lewis […]


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