@lolita39: I was worried about this too! What soothed my fears before the wedding was looking in my photographer’s blog and realizing that everyone looked SO great. She’s a pro, she knows what she’s doing and most importantly, she knows how to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera.
I feel “meh” about most photos of myself. I’m an animated talker, I squint my eyes when I smile, so that often results in some er, interesting photos. My husbad knows how to to look good picture no matter what, even when he’s TRYING to make an ugly face. He used to work as a casting agent and learned how to work the camera or something. It’s infuriating.
But I am SO happy with how our wedding photos came out. I was 100% comfortable with our photographer, I felt great on the wedding day, and I think that shows. I also had pro makeup done and I think it gave be a natural, but polished appearance. Of course, I made a few weird faces in a very small numbers of the candid photos, but WHATEVER. It’s me!
As an example of the magic of pro wedding photography, here is an average photo of me:
No makeup, hat head, tilted posture, poor lighting, I may or may not have just had a beer.
Here is a pro wedding day photo:
I am not a vain person. But I think this is a great photo! MAGIC!
In daily life, we tend to judge ourselves too harshly and believe we look ugly/awkward/weird even when it’s not how others see us. If you haven’t seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpaOjMXyJGk please watch it!
Finally, I think, going into your wedding day, it’s important to feel confident. You are beautiful person. Obviously – that amazing man of yours loves you so much HE’S MARRYING YOU! You picked out an awesome outfit to wear, all your loved ones are coming to see the two of you make this big deal commitment. Pump yourself up! You’re gonna look great!