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What to wear on your Engagement Photoshoot

A photoshoot is a great way to announce your engagement, however it is difficult to choose what to wear for such occasions. Find out what to wear for your engagement photoshoot.

What to wear on your engagement photoshoot

How to prepare for a Dreamy Wedding Photoshoot

Weddings are the one of the most important time in anyone’s life, being concerned about the pictures is natural. Find out how to prepare for a dreamy wedding photoshoot.


How to prepare for a Dreamy Wedding Photoshoot

Wedding Prep: Top 3 Skincare Essentials

Are you all set to say your vows? Congratulations! A wedding comprises a lot of duties and preparations, among which taking care of the bride’s skin is of the utmost importance. To glow on your wedding day and appear stunning in your wedding photoshoot, your skin must look healthy. While a good diet is essential, skin care plays an equally major role.

Continue reading this piece to find out what basic skincare you must opt for, including SPF and serums.


Never Skip Sunscreen

Beginning with the basics: Sunscreen and Sunblock. Using either as a regular part of your skincare routine is the key to ensuring your skin doesn’t suffer damage from sun damage.  UV rays and long exposure to the sun doesn’t only increase melanin production or tan your skin—it’s actually harmful and can cause cancer.

So, whenever you decide to step out for a pre-wedding shopping spree, slather yourself in sunscreen. This way, you’re not only prepping your skin for your wedding, but also preventing pre-aging.


Water is Your Best Friend

And we’re not talking about just drinking it, girlies. We’re asking you to invest in some hydraulic acid serum and regular hydra facials. Believe it when we say this that hydration is the key to making your skin look plump on your wedding day.

Plump skin means makeup will sit nicely on your skin, and the freshness will add a natural glow to it. Remember, the plumper your skin, the better your glow—so, don’t forget to moisturize.

A 3 photo collage of a beautiful bride wearing a white bridal gown

Serums Are Life Changing

This is no exaggeration, trust us! Whether its Niacinamide drops that you opt for, or Alpha Arbutin, serums will dramatically change your skin for the better. Make them an essential part of your skincare routine, and see how their work their magic.

If you’re unsure about where to begin, or which serums suit your skin, use a regimen builder to find out. Begin your day with SPF and rose water; end it with your favorite serum and moisturizer.


Other Tips for Glowing Skin

  • Invest in a guashatool, and use it on your face twice a day to minimize puffiness.
  • Avoid oily and sugar-rich foods.
  • Increase your water intake.
  • Remove every last particle of makeup before going to bed.


Skin Prep Done? 1, 2, 3…Click!

Now that your skin is ready to look ravishing on your wedding day, why not hire a wedding photographer in Dallas to capture your glow? Lily Hayes Photography is excellent at bringing out the true beauty of brides—don’t believe us? Here, check out our wedding portfolio and prepare yourself to be amazed.

We offer maternity photoshoots and affordable wedding photography packages in Dallas—click here to get in touch with us.


Tips To Choose Wedding Photos for Your Album

Wedding photographs are keepsakes that you’ll cherish for years. They’ll grace your walls and become your phone wallpapers too—so you must be careful when you’re choosing which photos to keep and which ones to discard when your wedding photographer rings to let you know that the draft is ready.

We know choosing photos can become frustrating, because you want to keep all of them, but a few tricks can be helpful in crafting a wonderful wedding album. Continue reading this piece to learn more about it.


Narrate Your Day with Visuals 

Your wedding photos narrate the happenings of the day from start to finish. From the moment you shift your veil to cover your face, and slip on those stunning heels to the moment you dance with your beloved and leave the destination of your wedding; photos show it all. Your photos aren’t just keepsakes—they tell the tale of your big day with pleasing visuals.


Choose Your Favorite Ones

Don’t fret about pleasing others, your wedding photos belong to you and your significant other. Choose the ones that both of you prefer over other photos. Whether they’re the ones that have your family standing by your side, or portraits that flaunt your veil and glittery wedding band—you call the shots.


Don’t Skip On Candid Shots

Because this is where the photographs depict you as you are. Whether the photographer catches your significant other looking at you tenderly, or you’re smiling walking down the aisle, candid moments can take your wedding album up a notch.


The Ones Where Your Love Shines Through 

You planned everything to the last detail, including what poses you’ll strike and how many romantic shots you want. So, when it’s time to plan your album, keep those shots in mind. The ones where you’re caressing your partner’s jaw, or taking a stroll with them hand in hand, and even when you both embrace each other as a married couple for the first time.


A bride wearing white stands with flowers in her hands


Don’t Skip On the Details 

Ask your wedding photographer to click some shots of the food at your wedding. The drinks that you’re serving and the appetizers too! But that’s not where the details end. Snap some close up shots of the dainty work on your dress, and even how flawless your hairdo looks from the back. Show off your acrylics while you hold on to your bridal bouquet for an adorable photo that you’ll cherish for years.


Are You Looking for a Skilled Photographer in Dallas?

Whether you want to book a maternity photographer or are looking for newborn photography packages in Dallas, Lily Hayes Photography can do it for you. We also offer affordable wedding photography and lifestyle photography.  Contact us today!

To learn more about our services, check out our website.



5 Poses to Practice on Your Wedding Day

Is the big day finally here? Well, congratulations! We know you’ve waited so long for this, and now when you’re about to walk down the aisle, you want something to remember it by. Wedding photographs are keepsakes—and it’s important that they turn out flattering so you can cherish them forever.

While wedding photographers do help you strike a pose, it’s essential that you know something about poses yourself. Continue reading this blog to find out how you should pose to get some dreamy shots on your wedding day.


The One Where You Both Are Dressing Up

These shots are worth a fortune, not because they pay homage to your final moments as a single person, but because they portray all the emotions you feel when you get ready to enter a new phase of your life. From showing off your veil to slipping into shoes and fixing the bow, make sure you get all the details.


Intertwine Your Hands

Lock your hands and flaunt your wedding bands. Often, couples tend to focus on close ups and portraits for their wedding, and neglect hand shots only to feel regret later. Trust us when we say this: flaunting that gorgeous ring is necessary! You can either link your fingers together with your partner, or spice it up by placing your hand on the back of their head or neck as if you’re about to plant a kiss.


Take a Stroll with Your Significant Other

Make the day more magical by holding your beloved’s hand and taking a stroll across the location. The movement allows the photographer to capture your photos in a natural manner and showcase how beautiful your bridal gown and suit are.

Another way to incorporate this pose into the photoshoot is to walk with your backs toward the wedding photographer, allowing them to capture the rest of your ensemble.


Embrace Them to Show Your Love 

Research shows that kissing your beloved boosts dopamine in your body, so why not make them happy on your wedding day? Embrace your partner and kiss them for an amazing photo. When your love shines through your actions, the photos will show it—and you won’t run low on options for framing.


 A collage of a bride and her groom hugging and walking down the aisle

Live Your Cinderella Moment with a Lift and a Dip

This is the perfect day to bring your princess dreams to life! Ask your significant other to lift you up in their arms and into the air. Or to add a dramatic touch to the photos, ask them to take a dip with you. This pose is a must-try for all rom-com and Disney fans!


Are You Looking for a Skilled Photographer in Dallas?

Whether you want to book a maternity photographer or are looking for newborn photography packages in Dallas, Lily Hayes Photography can do it for you. We also offer affordable wedding photography and lifestyle photography.  Contact us today!

To learn more about our services, check out our website.


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