A: To look your best, consider a good professional makeup and hair stylist. This can be a windy city, so hair can suffer if not properly prepared. The most durable and often elegant styles include buns and other tighter styles that keep the hair well controlled. Long, flowing hair styles tend to get blown around a lot and can lose some of their original shape.
Spray tans, if done, should be performed very shortly before the wedding day or on the same day (the older the spray tan, the more risk of peeling), and they should not omit any skin areas that will be exposed when wearing the wedding dress.
The prettier the venue/locations, the easier it is to get good photos and the better your photos will generally turn out. Environmental aesthetics can make a huge difference in your wedding photos, just as professional makeup can make a great difference.
Dress hanging loops on a sleeveless dress? Cut them if you don’t need them! I’ve had to edit them out of hundreds, even thousands of photos over the years, because they stick out and show whenever the arms are raised.
Bra tan lines? Yes, they show with a sleeveless dress. Spray tans should be sure to include that area.
Finally…your photos will come out best if you are relaxed and happy, and if you let your feelings for each other come across through body language, facial expressions, the way you hold each other, etc. I will always do my best to give you great photos, but it is a two-way street: You have to be willing to enjoy yourself and have a little fun!