Post # 1
I just want to share my story and hope to hear views from other people.
We just recently got married.
We preapared everything well. In the last couple of weeks before the wedding, a few things cropped up and we kind of put the final plans on hold.
The night before the wedding, there were still a few things to finish off, got to bed late etc.On our wedding day, I was a little bit tired. I tried my best to look fresh etc.
Now, when I look at our wedding photos, I see my husband looking so happy, but I look so gloomy and kind of sad. Some photos are good, but i feel most of them are not.one thing is for sure, my dress looked amazing!! the cake too, the ceremony was great….but when I look at the bride (myself) I am just dissapointed.
Its killing me because I do not know if its just me, or did I expect too much from myself (the engagement album is great by the way, I’m all smiles and relaxed). Is it normal that some brides hate their wedding pictures at first and like them later.
Normally, and in most cases, I like myself in pictures. I do not consider myself photogenic, but I’ve always been comfortable with how I look in pictures. I just do not know what happened this time.
Just sharing. Would love to hear your views.
Post # 3
I’m not married yet, so I don’t know for myself…but I’ve seen a lot of other bees who are unhappy with their wedding photos…I think mostly it’s that you expected more from yourself. I don’t think anyone else can see the little details that you yourself can see, like how tired you are or that you don’t look like you are enjoying yourself. Sorry I’m not much help!
Post # 4
Pics! Pics! Pics! Lol. I’m sure as outsiders we will love them. I guess focus (frame) the ones you love. I am not married yet but I tie emotions to pictures. When I look at a pic of me and my fiancé. I remember the night. One pic we may b cute but if we had a fight an hour before- the pic reminds me and I tend to dislike it. Maybe u are doing that too! You were exhausted and pics could remind u or you could even be looking for it? I’m sure you will come to like more…especially the more time removes you- you will cherish and want to remember.
Post # 5
I like my wedding photos overall, but it kills me that I wasn’t genuinely happy. I was sick on my wedding day and I felt like death. I kept refusing pictures, but my photographers ignored me because they said I ‘would regret it later.’ Then, I wasn’t really in my dream dress, so I was a bit bummed. We just couldn’t afford it, though… it would have been as much as the food at our reception and I chose guest happiness over an expensive dress.
Post # 6
@Samantha2000: I think you are probably your own biggest critic, especially for wedding pictures- the stakes and emotions are high!! If I were you, I would invite a close girlfriend over to look at the pictures with you and pick favorites to be framed. I’m willing to bet there will be pictures where your girlfriend will say, “Samantha, you look so stunning in this one!” It may help you feel better about the photos to get another set of eyes on them. 🙂
Post # 7
although i havent seen my pictures yet i can relate. i keep getting nervous that they turned out badly because i was SO uncomfortable on that day — hot, dress too tight, feet killing, headache! i really hope i looked happy in my pics. i feel your pain!
i wish i could have been more comfortable … i had a legit bridezilla moment when we were doing group shots after the ceremony with the bridal party…. i thought i was supposed to be on “cloud 9” considering we’d just gotten hitched, but i was SO uncomfortable… the guys were goofing off and i was being pretty short with them, then when one of them complained (as a joke) about having to hold a pose too long for the photographer i said: “seriously? YOU’RE uncomfortable?” because i was so so so uncomfy in my dress and boiling hot! (we were outside in high heat).
anyway yeah, post your pics here for some fresh perspectives!