How being a professional model gives you unrealistic expectations as a bride…

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

OK? Who is this supposed to benefit? All the other professional models on this site?

Post # 4
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@bee1000:  I never even thought about it that way. Interesting predictive, thanks for sharing. 

Post # 5
2916 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I can see your point, lots to live up to! I think the same might go with pagent peeps!

Post # 7
6446 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013


Post # 8
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@bee1000:  Hmmm – it seems as if, being a model you would have totally realistic expectations as a bride.

My expectations are pretty low.  We’re making sure to make sure our wedding isn’t a “show” which is hard to do at times.  I was obsessed about how I’m going to wear my hair for fear of not looking my “best.”  

We’re all going to die.  Wedding pictures don’t matter.  Set your expectations low and you’ll be happy – like most things in life.

Post # 9
1924 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Like you said, hopefully you are happier on your wedding day than any other day at a modeling shoot and those feelings will come through in your pictures.  Also, the imperfections make a wedding more memorable – when you see a picture of your veil that got slightly crooked in the wind you’ll remember how windy it was that day and memories will come back to you. 

A lot of brides tend to forget a wedding isn’t about the pictures too! 🙂

Post # 10
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Just because this doesn’t apply to you doesn’t mean it doesn’t apply to someone else.

It’s an interesting perspective from a lifestyle that I, and many others don’t live.

Post # 11
1681 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

As model, everything is perfectly done up at all times for everyone to see absolutely nothing except unrealistic perfection. As a bride, everything is both raw and real. You have to be you and not an ounce more. 


I’ll take the bride. 🙂


Post # 12
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

There must be times that you have pictures taken just hanging out with friends though.  It might be better for models to try to base their expections when they are just out with friends, maybe dressed up instead of the pro shots.

The last point remains though 🙂


Post # 13
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@oneofthesethings: I found it interesting. She’s just sharing an experience. Why the need to be so nasty about it? Sounds like somebody’s panties are in a bunch!

Post # 14
1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@oneofthesethings:  Actually, if you weren’t being snarky and thought some and not been so judgemental you might see it from several angles.

Mine for example, is that the OP is highlighting the difference between all those AMAZING styled shoots and why they are so flawless, and why you’re wedding might not be that way, however you’re wedding day will have some of the best photos out there because of the sheer emotion involved. She has seen both sides, and can give us some perspective about them both and why the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. 

Post # 15
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Hyperventilate:  +1


I agree… this is something I never thought about before.  I supposes someone who models has a whole new set of stresses and anxieties that people who aren’t models don’t experience.  Models are people too!

Post # 16
7282 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@bee1000:  I can see that given your profession that you might have some issues with perception and be more critical of what a good shot is. i guess int he same way that some pohotgraphers feel the need to point out flaws in other peoples wedding photos.

But I feel that your tone and the way you spoke about your guests/family was well a bit rude and condescending.

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