Post # 1
ok ladies so myself and FI are getting engagement pictures done at the end of next month and i could really use some help. im a street size 20-22 and my FI is not small eaither. i need some good ideas on poses and things like that so i dont end up looking like a beached whale in pictures. my FI really hates getting pictures taken so this is pretty much our only shot at getting good pictures. do you ladies have any tips or tricks to get some rocking e-pics. paticular clothing style that photographs well. really i need all the advice/ inspiration i can get!
Post # 3
Your photographer should be familiar with more flattering anlges (i.e. making sure the camera is eye-level or higher, as looking down creates a double chin even in teeny tiny ladies). Be open, upfront, and honest with him or her about your insecurities so they can make an effort to choose flattering poses & angles.
Biggest tip- have FUN! Don’t get too caught up in striking the perfect pose, it will lead to you looking too uptight. Enjoy the fact that you get to hang out with the love of your life, and try to forget that someone is even taking pics. Some of the most beautiful pics are of two people looking at each other, being in love, and having fun. Don’t stress!!
Oh- for clothing suggestions- avoid horizontal stripes (obviously) and if your shoes are the same/similar color to your pants/tights/leggings it will make your legs look longer. Go for jeans & a nice sweater or a cute dress with leggings and boots. Be comfortable 🙂
Post # 4
I agree with Danelady to have fun! I overstressed my epics and when we got there I learned I had nothing to worry about, my photographer knew exactly what looked best, and she definitely led and showed me what looked best reg. how to sit or lean. However, my very favorite picture involves me cracking up laughing as my FI kissed my cheek. The best pictures still look like you and are often less posed :).
As for which clothes photograph well, are you doing a casual or formal shoot? Mine was half and half. Ask your photographer he/she may have pictures of what they believe are good shoot clothes. Mine had a pinterest board of what she preffered color and style-wise. Overall though it is most important that you feel great in your Epics clothes 🙂 The best accessory is always a smile with a cup of confidence!
Ps. My FI hated pictures as well, but at the end of our pics he admitted to having fun! You never know what’ll happen lol
Post # 5
@Jennyemm: we are oding a casual shoot. we are having them done over spring break at a local college with a BEAUTIFUL campus. im really going to have to try to get FI to not freak out about it he HATES HATES HATES pictures lol we might get some pictures with our son and our dog too
Post # 6
Im plus sized and I think I look best in clothes that are layered and tailored/structured well. Think straight leg dark denim, hemmed almost to the ground, paired with a heel or wedge. A flirty or flowy blouse, topped with a fitted jacket or blazer, and fun jewelry. I think jewel tones look really good on camera, and a confident attitude and big smiles never hurt. I also like to pose facing the camera front on, rather than from the side as I think it highlights my problem areas. If you drink, having a glass of wine before to loosen up won’t hurt either! 😉
Post # 7
I agree- jewel tones look great on camera.
Your photographer will help you with flattering poses. The best thing you can do is relax and have fun, if you are self-conscious or uncomfortable that will come through in the phots and might look awkward.
Post # 8
thanks for all of your help ladies! i may post pictres later of what im thinking of wearing