If you're photographing a bride, I would recommend that you advise them on their dress, but guess what, they never do that. I mean, for curvier subjects, typically, you don't, you don't want the straight-across top, and a lot of times, you what I'm talking about, where you get the skin up over top. That has to do a lot with posture, so when you're photographing a bride, and they have, she doesn't have it, but if they have the skin pouring over the top of the dress, I try some where they put the arms forward. I say, "roll your shoulders forward," I try some where they role it back, and I'm trying to see what movement fixes the problem for that person, because everyone's different. Alright, next part of this is they tend to hold, people tend to hold flowers kinda here, or right tight against their stomach. So it's the same thing, you still need to see negative space, and you still want to have lowered shoulders for long lines, and you still wanna use all of those things. So for her, can ...
you face me straight on? Flowers low, and bring your arms in, flowers a little lower. Okay, and then tuck your arms in real tight. Alright, so something like this is going to make her look, I mean it's fine, but it's not curvy, and I kind of look right at the flowers in the midsection, so what I'm gonna do is, can you turn towards the light? Great, I'm gonna have you lean your chest way forward, and I'm gonna have you bring your flowers over this way, and lower them down, so I've got negative space on this side. Pop out your back elbow just a little bit, good. Drop your shoulders as low as possible, perfect. Put your weight, separate your feet, 'cause right now she's like this, so that's really unstable. Put your right foot back, good, and then just shift your weight so it's more comfortable. Great, now lean in towards me, perfect. Higher angle, chin down a little. Great, so, watching the difference. So now she's got curve and shape, and it's much nicer lines. So it's watching that, but as soon as she brings everything in square and tight it doesn't work anymore. Let me just try the arms, one last thing too. Roll your shoulders forward so they look like this, and then roll them backwards. For her, when she goes back too far, that's where the problem is, so that's why sometimes for the brides, just that little roll forward, just a little bit of a roll forward, it gets rid of the tension there, so that might be what the issue is, so turn to the right, same thing, lean way towards me. Perfect, weight all the way on your back leg, perfect. And pop out that back arm, great. And chin down, and the flowers a little lower. Great, a little lower, and that helps me see her waist. By the way, this dress did not have, did not have anything on the waist. This is dress is kind of the worst case scenario, it would be, it's the straight top, nothing on the waist, no detail, no gathering, no nothing, so we added a sash to give it a waist. So you guys see kind of the difference.