Give your pre-wedding portraits extra oomph with these tips.
Pick your location based on the mood you want to recreate. Love the wild beauty of nature? Go for mountain ranges, or dramatic cliffs. For couples with a love for heritage, think Renaissance buildings or Gothic churches, or even resorts like this Vietnamese resort that's a whimsical architectural wonder. Image: Female Brides Lookbook Issue 13 When shooting indoors, nothing says old world decadence quite like ornate furnishings, dazzling chandeliers and gilded walls. Some of our favourite venues include Raffles Hotel, the St. Regis Singapore, and National Kitchen by Violet Oon. See also: GRAND WEDDING? THIS MAGNIFICENT, COLUMN-FREE HOTEL BALLROOM WILL IMPRESS YOU Image: Female Brides Lookbook Issue 10 Venue: The St. Regis Singapore A glamorous gown is half the battle won when it comes to showstopping wedding pictures - think elaborate or boldly hued ballgowns, lavish trains or sexy, eye-catching details. Image: Galia Lahav Glittering statement accessories, like this beautiful headpiece paired with matching earrings, can take a hairstyle from simple to stunning. Extra sartorial points if it goes swimmingly with the details of your gown. Image: Her World Brides LUXE You've got an elaborate gown with an equally stunning backdrop to match. What next? Your makeup of course. You can't go wrong with a sultry smokey eye or look-at-me lips to give your look extra oomph. Image: Female Brides Lookbook Issue 12 Movement - whether it's the wind in your hair or billowing skirt - gives your photos visual impact. Don't be frustrated if you can't get it right at the start. It usually takes us more than a few attempts, and good timing on the photographer's part. Image: Female Brides Lookbook Issue 12