So you have spent countless hours on Pinterest and Instagram, and you have fallen in love with the flowy bridal veil photos. Having an epic veil photo is now a must-have. As a wedding photographer, I feel that it’s my duty to let you know that not all veils have equal flying power!
Some veils do not fly!
It’s actually very disappointing for a bride to realize on her wedding day that it’s impossible to capture the “flying veil” shot she always dreamed of because she selected a veil that has too much detail and is weighted down too much to fly! So, if a flying veil shot is very important to you, here are some tips for selecting a veil that can easily go airborne and is extra photogenic!
5 Bridal Veil Tips
1. Avoid heavy beading
Now I love sweet details, and if you are going for glitz over flowy then you do you boo. Heaving beading or details can weigh the veil down and makes it harder to keep the veil in the air for that windswept look.
2. One layer is best
As a born and raised New England woman, I love layers. When it comes to veils though it isn’t the best for veil photos. More than one layer is hard to toss.
3. Off White is best
Some veils can actually photograph “blue” if they are pure white and that is very hard to hide in editing! This is true for stark white dresses as well. Off-white, light ivories and creams are actually better for epic bridal veil photos. If you can’t find one don’t stress just because it is harder to edit doesn’t mean it can’t be. Just hire a pro who knows how to edit.
4. Fine tulle flows more freely
If the veil is stiffer in fabric it tends to fly straight and not with a curve. I think a curved veil looks so much more epic in photos.
5. Length Matters
That’s what she said. I know, but you have a dirty mind too if you just went there while reading this heading. It really does matter. If you have a shorter veil it is hard to get that flowy look. Also if you love those under the veil photos length is really important to get three people under there and get a great perspective.
Favorite Bridal Veil Phots
If you don’t want to wear a veil all day get a budget-friendly veil to wear during couples’ portraits (especially during sunset photos.
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