Post # 1
Hey ladies! I just received all of our engagement photos this morning. Just curious what y’all think. I’m a “full figure” bride.. a little dissapointed because we’ve been engaged almost a year and I said I wanted to lose the weight for the E-pics… alas, life got in the way and while I worked out with a trainer all year, my eating habits didn’t improve AT ALL.
What do you think? I know they are wonderful photos, but can’t help but be like… OMG MY ARMS. GAH!
ETA: Photo credit to Taylor Jones Photography in Denver, Colo. They are absolutley AMAZING.
This topic was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by andi_isit303. Reason: Added photo credits
Post # 2
Beautiful! I love your outfit in the last one! Also, props to the photographer on getting that dog shot, I could never get my two dogs to sit still long enough for a good photo!
Post # 3
I think they’re great. I love your dress!
Post # 4
You’re beautiful, the pictures are beautiful, and your dog is fluffy and beautiful. they look great!
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
Your pictures are fabulous!
Post # 7
Your pictures are great! Absolutely nothing wrong with your arms at all. From your post I was expecting them to look huge but I didnt even notice them, I looked straight at both your faces and smiles! Fantastic dog btw!
Post # 8
andi_isit303: the photos are lovely. However, if you are unhappy with them, you can use them as inspiration to kick start healthier eating habits, so you will be thrilled with your wedding photos!
Post # 9
andi_isit303: I LOVE em! I especially love the dog shot. I like what you guys wore, casual. Very fitting with the setting. And, well, I love the outdoors and dogs!
Post # 10
thanks everyone!!! makes me feel good to know that my arms/double chin/all other unflattering things is not the first thing people notice. I hate being so critical of myself, but it’s so hard especially when I said “I’m not goign to hate my engagement photos because of my weight!”
Well – you know what! I didn’t lose the weight I wanted to, but I made a step towards it… and you’re right @WestCoastV — this is my inspiration to start NOW for our wedding day.
Thanks again – it means so much to me!
Post # 11
andi_isit303: I want to tell you thank you for posting these!! I worry about my arms too and seeing these photos- all I see is big smiles and love!!!! I hope our pics can translate the same vibe! You look beautiful!
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
andi_isit303: you two look adorable and love the doggie! I totally understand what you mean about being hypercritical. I am right there with ya, doll. The one thing that I realized after my whole wedding experience is that NO ONE NOTICES! I promise! All people see is your beaming and glowing smile. I know this is not always the easiest thing to comprehend when you’re self conscious, but it’s the truth!
Post # 13
Gabrielle713: Thank you!!! I was *SO* worried about my arms, I’m not thrilled with them, but hey… i love the rest of the picture so why not, right?
I was thinking about it at work today, and I think EVERYONE should get professional photos done at some point! This was honestly my first time (since like, 3rd grade…) and I think it’s helping me accept what I see in the mirror and start to love myself and my body; it’s giving me the motivation to be healthier for ME (and not a number on a scale, or size in jeans, etc.). It sounds really corny, but I’m serious! haha.
I am sure your engagement photos will be amazing. 🙂
Post # 14
You look great! The pics are really nice 🙂
Post # 15
I love your pictures! These are my thoughts on them, overall I hope I look that good in my pictures, first picture I am going to copy this pose lol, second picture I want those boots and love the dog, third picture I love that dress is it from modcloth because I almost got the same one for my engagement pictures! I am in the almost exact same boat as you, been engaged since Dec. have engagement pics in October and haven’t lost any (maybe gained) weight. I am just telling myself I picked clothing that I feel beautiful in and I need to get used to having someone take my picture BEFORE my wedding so I don’t look so awkward! Again I think you look awesome!!!