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8 WAYS TO RELAX FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY

You are getting married! Fantastic! Your engagement is a time when you are looking forward to the most beautiful day of your life, but unfortunately this sometimes brings stress, because you want it to be the most beautiful day of your life. Time for some relaxation!

Relaxtip 1. Relative

You think of your wedding, your own real wedding, which you dreamed about since childhood, soon it will really happen and you will get married! You think of your dress, the cake, the bouquet, the guests … and then suddenly an overwhelming feeling. Our tip: to be more relative is here. It is an important day, yes, and it will probably be a very nice day. But it is only a day. You have arranged everything down to the last detail and it is very unlikely that something will go wrong. You have your fiancée and your dear one with you, so what can you do?

Relaxtip 2. Healthy Eating

When you eat unhealthy and do not drink enough, stress is more likely. Maybe you did it all, eat healthy and drink lots of water, perhaps to fit in that dream dress, but another nice extra is that healthy food also has a positive effect on body and mind!

Relaxtip 3. Sleep!

Speaking of health, sufficient sleep is also an important part of this. On average, an adult person would have to sleep about 8 hours a night. In practice this is often not the case and we have to do it with 6 to 7 hours per night. Because stress is less likely to come into play when you are rested, it may be rewarding to take your night’s sleep more seriously. So take care of silence for half an hour before you get silent, subdued light and do not watch TV, iPad or phone screens in this half hour.

 

Tip 4. Keep A Diary

Sometimes your head flows of ideas, worries and everything in between. The urge for overview is then great and sleeping at night is difficult. As far as we are concerned, a diary can help you. Write down your thoughts and it will be out of your mind. Look at your notes the next morning and take action when necessary. Our tip is, to take a small one that you can easily take with you in your handbag, because often you get an idea at the craziest moments, so it is good you take it handy to write it right before you forget it.

Tip 5. Do something different

If at a given moment you can only think about the wedding, it is time for something else. Life goes on, even after the wedding so you do not have to fall into a hole, you also have to do other things during the preparations. For example, go out for a day with a friend, visit your parents, go to work, bake a cake, let the dog out, etc.

Tip 6. Go to a spa

Nothing is more relaxing than a day of wellness or not? Let yourself be massaged because a massage is stress-relieving. Also a wonderful sauna or fine steam bath can help you with the de-stress. And if you are there, pedicure can also be added.

Relaxtip 7. Sports

Sports is not only healthy, it also helps you reduce stress. So you can live in the gym, take a yoga class or take a long walk on the beach.

Relaxtip 8. Enjoy!

Your wedding and the approach to it is an exciting, unforgettable and enjoyable time. You are planning your wedding but it can also think back to your first meeting, how you fell in love and what feeling you gave and still give. A little stress is probably inevitable, but stop at all the beautiful moments and enjoy! Before you know it, you are married!

Wedding Photography Tips and Tricks that Will Blow Your Mind

You bought your first DSLR camera and you’re ready to roll at your best friend’s wedding! The first thing you need to do is to make sure you, and your friend, understand what you are getting into. Not only that, but make sure expectations are very low. That way, if something goes wrong there will not be hurt feelings. Here are a few photography tips to help you get started with wedding photography:

Under Promise, Over Deliver

Make it a habit to always under promise and try to over deliver. If your photos do not turn out as good as they could have, you will still hopefully have a friend. If they are expecting snapshot images they won’t be disappointed with the results but they will be grateful and impressed with any photos above the average level.

Create A ‘Shot List’

One of the most important things in wedding photography is to have the couple decide upon a list of photos that they’d want you to capture on the big day and make a list so that you can check them off. This is especially good in the family shots, where the couple wants to photograph with everybody and not be disappointed that you didn’t photograph them with grandma!

Practice With Lighting And Exposures:

It may be really frustrating making excuses for terrible exposure in your wedding shots. It doesn’t sound right to just say that the church was too dark or blame it on the flash. The best thing to do before the wedding is to scout the location, take a lot of test shots and experiment with different angles, lights and exposures. Then write down your notes, so you know exactly which settings to use on the wedding day

Equipment:

There is no such thing as the best camera, really. Pick one that you are totally comfortable with. It’s pointless to get the latest model and be intimidated by all the new stuff you need to learn. Choose one that you feel competent with and know all its settings and features and most importantly, know when and how to use them. Basically, any DSLR camera will do a good job on a wedding, if combined with a high quality fast lens.

Here is a breakdown of the main equipment you’ll need in wedding photography:

Lenses – A great asset for any wedding photographer, be it professional or amateur, is a lens with a large maximum aperture of f/2.8 or larger. You will need it to capture all the available ambient light, even in dark churches or dimly lit rooms. Another important thing is the option to shoot without a flash, as very few people would actually consider the flash burst as being romantic. Your prime lens kit should include a wide-angle zoom, a wide-to-telephoto zoom and an image-stabilized telephoto zoom.

Flashes and accessories – If there is not enough ambient light, you might find yourself with a bunch of underexposed images. A flash solves the problem and is a must-have tool for evenings as well as indoor shots where the lighting is just not enough. Also, make sure to include a diffuser to avoid harsh shadows and instead give your photos a soft and warm look.

Tripod – Invest in a stable tripod, as the last thing you want during the wedding is to make sure your tripod does not topple over. Also, a tripod is a must have for group shots, especially if your lens come without image stabilization.

Memory cards – This is one of the most important items to include in your equipment. Choose Secure Digital and Compact Flash cards that are high quality and have a good speed, which allow you to store the images at outstanding quality and never get lost. Stay away from cheap cards that may ruin your entire work and performance. Next, you’ll need battery packs and a bag to hold it all.

Change perspectives:

Changing your perspectives and shooting at different angles allows you to get out of the comfort zone and showcase your creativity. While most images in the album will probably be pretty normal poses, it’s always fun to mix things up a little by shooting from down low, up high, at wide angles etc. Continuous Shooting Mode:

Being able to take a lot of pictures fast is extremely helpful during a wedding. Switch your camera to Continuous shooting mode and use it. Often times it’s the picture you take a second after the posed one – when everyone is relaxing – that really captures the moment!