5 Ways to Make Sure Your Smile Is Genuine in Photos

**This is a guest post presented by Distinctive Dentistry by Mullens & Nguyen**

Do you want to get new headshots taken for your business? Are you thinking of taking maternity photos to capture this special moment of your life? Maybe you’re looking for a photographer to capture your wedding day perfectly. Whatever the case may be, the last thing you want is to get your pictures back and see a forced, fake smile on your face. Luckily, there are a few ways you can prevent that from happening. To learn what they are, read on!

#1. Find a Great Photographer Who Makes You Feel Comfortable

Even if you grew up with a high-definition camera in your pocket or social media, it can still feel a tad uncomfortable having someone else take a picture of you. That’s why you need to find an amazing photographer! One quick look at their five-star reviews and you’ll see that’s exactly what the team at

Carolennys Studio strives for. Not only are they incredibly talented and passionate about their work, but they also truly care about the people on the other side of the lens. As a result, you can have peace of mind knowing you’ll get the gorgeous pictures you desire.

#2. Invest in a Smile You’ll Love

Let’s face it: genuinely smiling when you hate your teeth is near impossible. So, invest in cosmetic dentistry! Chips, cracks, stains, and misalignment are all dental imperfections that can be addressed by a highly trained dentist, like myself. The first step is scheduling an initial consultation so we can discuss

your dental needs and your smile goals. From there, we can iron out the details of your treatment plan and get to work on making your dream smile a reality. When it comes time for you to step in front of the camera, you’ll have a dazzling grin that you can’t help showing off!

#3. Wear Something That Makes You Feel Confident

Whether you’re getting headshots taken or doing family photos, it’s important to wear something that makes you feel confident. Otherwise, you’ll be second-guessing yourself and preoccupied during your photoshoot. Instead, opt for something that’s comfortable, flattering, and makes you feel like a million

bucks. It may seem small, but this measure can go a long way in helping you genuinely smile in your photos.

#4. Practice in the Mirror

This tip may seem silly, but trust me, it can help. Before your photoshoot, practice smiling in the mirror. Very quickly, you’ll realize what smile is the most flattering and looks the most natural. Do your best to practice a few times so that your muscle memory kicks in when it comes time to step in front of the


#5. Bring Along a Friend

One surefire way to get a genuine smile is to bring a friend along. They can help you remain calm while also telling some funny stories that will get you laughing in no time. If your friends are unavailable, then load up your phone or iPad with your favorite TV show, like Friends or The Office.

If you want to love your photos, then you want to smile genuinely in them. Fortunately, keeping the above tips in mind, like hiring the right photographer and investing in your smile beforehand, will help you do just that!