A picture is worth a thousand words. However, only one often comes to mind when you and your honey are snapped from the wrong perspective. The happy couple quickly becomes unhappy upon seeing all of those unflattering photos. If you’re sick of “yucking” it up every time you spot a shot of you and your significant other, take these tips into account for a photo op that’s Facebook-worthy. The best-laid photo plans usually involve a third party. Call upon a friend or family member to capture the two of you in your essence. If you don’t have someone around, rely on the kindness of strangers. Obviously, you’ll be the most pleased with a snapshot taken by someone who is able to photograph you at your best angles. Once you’re ready for lights, camera and action, follow these general rules of thumb. For starters, be natural. Forget forced smiles and gazing deeply into each other’s eyes. Think thoughts that evolve genuine thoughts of emotion. Stay in the moment and think of how much you’re enjoying the time spent with your loved one.
Don’t be afraid to get intimate with a hug, a kiss or an embrace. It’s fine to keep it PG as long as you stave off the platonic vibe. Turn off the flash to avoid red eyes or squinting. Be spontaneous as possible. Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need to look straight at the camera for a good shot. Cute candid photos are often the ones that last a lifetime. Trying to put the best you forward? We all know that the camera packs on the pounds. Tilt your chin upwards to avoid those unwanted chin rolls. For a slimmer look, position your arms away from your body to prevent the presence of arm flab. Add some ambiance with apps like Instagram. Adjusting the filter effects can give your romantic snapshot a vintage look. With all of the technology these days, you and your love will look more photogenic than ever. With these helpful hints, saying “cheese” doesn’t have to be cheesy.