Post # 1
I am so scared of having a double chin for my wedding! I just had shower photos come in (FI’s aunt took them an is a very good photographer), and although they look pro, my thickness under my chin really sticks out to me.
I don’t consider myself photogenic but I cannot stand the thick neck or double chin look!
I don’t want me to hate all my wedding photos because of it and I am so scared!
I am a size 10-12 and in real life there is no double chin but in the photos…THERE IT IS!
Any ideas or help!
Post # 3
I’m overweight, so double chin happens a lot for me. You either have to learn to embrace it or try to actively hold your head/neck in a way that it’s not going to appear. This isn’t really possible for the candid photos, but in posed photos you can work on it. I’d try letting your photographer know you have this concern and see if she/he can help you avoid angles that make it more visible?
Post # 4
@MissCalifornia: I read about holding your head like a chicken or something…stretching your neck out? It feels very unnatural to actually do though, so I can’t imagine it would look natural either. I don’t want a double chin, but I also don’t want to look like a chicken. I will keep working on the weight loss thing, lol.
Post # 5
Sticking your tongue to the roof of your mouth helps prevent double chin. Google some tips.
Your photographer could edit the pics and touch up any double chins.
Post # 6
I told our photographer i wanted to have as few chins as possible and while most of my posed photos came out great some of the candid ones didnt but its who I am and if someone else doesnt like it they can go somewhere!
Post # 7
Ive had a double chin my whole life, not just in pictures but in real life too, it’s always there and it’s probably the thing I’m most uncomfortable with on my body 🙁 So I feel you.
Im a size 6-8, and there’s not much I can do about it, even when I was a size 4 it was still there.
Im worried about it too, but I’m just going to try and focus on looking happy and positive, and then if need be I’ll photoshop the really bad ones! I’ve also told my photographer about my insecurities so she knows to try and minimize the damage (bad angles) if possible.
Post # 8
@missjewels: It’s probably too late for neck lipo so I agree with PP, talk to your photog about tips & tricks.
Meant the reference to @BunnyHarriet and not FortiesFlare.
Post # 9
I bet overall, like all of us, you’re more critical of yourself in pictures than anyone else will be! 🙂
I remember reading this article on portraits and wondering if I could remember to apply any of it! The part about trying to look like E.T. stuck in my mind – http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/six-tips-for-better-portraits/ It’s probably the same idea that @MrsPanda99: is suggesting.
And like @MissCalifornia: says, definitely talk to your photographer about it – they are the pro’s!
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
There’s a posing technique I saw on youtube but I can’t find it right now. It’s called “doing the turtle” and the girl in the video said the modeling industry uses it.
1. Stand up straight and push your shoulders back (good posture)
2. Push your neck forward (toward camera)
3. Tilt your chin slightly down
Don’t just lift your chin higher to hide the double chin, because then you just have pictures looking up your nose and you won’t have much of a jaw line.
Post # 11
Drop your shoulders and elongate your neck. Avoid photos taken directly head on (think the American Gothic painting). The overwhelming majority of people photograph better at an angle. Any pro photographer should be able to take care of that without a problem. As far as not looking natural while elongating your neck, it’s just good posture. Breathe in while imagining someone taking a string through your spine and through the top of your head and pulling you up super straight. Let the breath out, dropping your shoulders and ribs, but still keeping your head up. That’s good posture, without being stiff. Most people slouch, which always makes your neck and shoulders look thicker (and yes, I’m totally guilty of it myself, but I’m working on it!)
Post # 12
@missjewels: I had my photographer stand on a milk crate! or chairs, whatever it took. he was short, and everyone looks so much better in pictures from above! (thats why sorority girls always bend at the knee and look up!)
Post # 13
@MrsPanda99: Hmmm, idk about that – I just work on angles in the mirror and practice with taking “selfies” on my phone to see what looks best for me while still looking natural.