(Closed) The more I see guest pics of my dress, the more I dislike it…pics included

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ok… guest photos are notoriously bad.  That’s why we hire pro photographers.

I think that photo you posted is really just a matter of you standing in front of a white wall, with your arm in a position that it kind of looks like everything between your arm is your body. 

It’s simply one bad optical illusion.  I’m sure there will be PLENTY of photos from your photographer that you love.

Post # 4
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Well I think you look just fine!

The reason the last one looks “wider” in the waist area is because your right arm is making that tiny gap showing the white wall through it, and the wall is melding into your waistline, making it look like you have no shape. But I just put my thumb over that ilttle blip of wall and you look just as trim as in the first photos!

Also, non-professional flash makes “shiny” fabric (satin and taffeta) look horrid because it’s so harsh…your pro pics, if they used flash at all, will be much better because the use a diffused flash and often times a softbox to diffuse and soften the flash even further.

Post # 5
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@SapphireSun: Haha see, you saw the same thing about the wall as me! OP, don’t worry yourself over the guest photos…your pro pics will look beautiful, I’m sure.

Post # 6
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you look beautiful in your dress! Don’t let the guest photos get to you too much. I think most of it is the lighting and the angle they shot that photo at. I hate when a flash mutes the lines on a dress. You might be able to play with the guest photos in a photo editor and sharpen them up a bit.

Post # 7
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You look great. As other people have said, its an optical illusion. You are also slouching a little bit in the ‘unflattering’ photo compared to the others where your mid section was long and lean which can also make a huge difference

On a side note… how did you go with a wrist loop over the course of the day? I am considering one as I dont like bustles πŸ™‚

Post # 10
1555 posts
Bumble bee

Well I think your dress is beautiful! As others have said, guest pics aren’t going to be great, so wait until you see your pro shots. I hate every picture taken of me, except some senior pictures I have from 2004. People who know what they are doing, know how to make you look your best. Guests just want to capture the moment.

Post # 11
1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Bears-bub: Im wondering the same thing, OP how did that wrist loop work out? I dont really like bustles either…

Post # 12
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You look beautiful dont be silly! πŸ™‚ Plus the good thing about pictures is if you don’t love it, delete it or photoshop the shiny-ness out πŸ™‚  I think you can definitely see how healthy you are, you are tiny and have AWESOME shoulders! I look back on most my guest pictures and think “geez I’m a slouch or, that shiny-ness on my mid section pleat makes my hips look huge! But at this point, I could care less what I looked like, drank, ate, said, it was the best day and was about Us and our friends and family. 

Post # 13
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

It’s just an optical illusion, like the PPs said. I think you look thin and pretty in all the photos. just look at your collarbones.

Post # 14
11289 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Ree723: I think youlook really pretty in your dress. I agree with other PPs in that it’s because in the last photo you’re stood in front of a white wall.

Post # 15
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@Bears-bub:@DarleneP: You ladies may want to look into what the bees like to call the “nacho” bustle. It’s a bustle that doesn’t look like one. It’s what I used because I HATE traditional bustles.

OP, you look beautiful. I looked awful in my guest photos too, but the pros were MUCH better. I wouldn’t sweat it too much.

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