Fiance with skin disorder.Will it be hard to get us photographed for ou

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wouldn’t think it would be a problem at all for a photographer. Unless you mean that you didn’t want the differences in pigmentation showing up in the photos – then that’s a different story. If its just that he has different pigmentation in different places, it shouldn’t be a problem at all

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@isabelle_86:  I agree with you. One of my coworkers has a similar pigmentation issue and his wedding photos are wonderful 🙂

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You’ll be fine, it’s not an issue from a photography standpoint. That being said, don’t expect that you won’t see it. It’s part of him, it’ll be there and show up in photos.

I kind of relate it to a story I have from a family portrait session. I photographed a family who had two adopted daughter from China. The whole time mom kept making comments about how they were squinting. It was *totally out of their control*. They just happen to have eyes that were much more narrow than even some other Asian people I’ve photographed. My general rule of thumb is – if it’s how you look in real life, it’s how you’ll look on camera. 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee

This is vitiligo right- my mom also has it. Should be no problem for the photographer, don’t worry about it 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@isabelle_86:  Personally, I wouldn’t bother talking to your photographer.  His pigementation issues are part of him- they will always be there.  I wouldn’t want my photos edited to specifically fix that.  It wouldn’t bother me in the least.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Do you mean will the photographer discriminate or will you see it in the photos? As a photographer I wouldn’t care and wouldn’t think ” gee I don’t want to shoot him”. Not in the least. Would I go through and ” fix” it? Of course not. That just wouldn’t look like him plus it sends the message I think there is something ” wrong” with him. And there isn’t. It is what it is. I’d shoot you both like any other client and make you look your best! 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have no idea why your fiance’s skin issues would even be a problem — what makes you think they would be?

If he is self conscious about it, let your photographer know. They can go out of their way to make sure they minimally photograph it so it isn’t as apparent. Both you and your fiance need to know that unless you’re going to pay out for some really hefty photoshopping, there’s no way to make his condition invisible.

I just don’t see his reasoning on why it would be hard to photograph. I don’t think his skin condition makes him blindingly reflective so it would white out any photograph. His skin is two different pigments, that’s not the bane of a photographer. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@isabelle_86:  wonderful. If you mean will it be technically harder to photograph the answer to that is no. I’m sorry if I didn’t fully understand your question. It shouldn’t be a challenge for her if she a good and experienced photographer! I don’t think you have anything to worry about! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My husband has bad acne and we agree beforehand with him and the makeup artist that if it’s very bad that day, she will quietly give him a spray with the airbrush which is good for sensitive skin. Luckily he didn’t need it, but the other thing is that your photographer can color correct everything and go in and remove extra redness, so I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

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