Brides in blush – worrying about how the color will photograph?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
653 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

So I can’t share pics because it was my friend’s wedding, but she had a blush dress and it looks AMAZING in all the photos. Professional and phone pics, indoors, outdoors, natural light, artificial, daytime, nightime, golden hour…it looks STUNNING in all of them. Yes, it looks different in all of them too, but there are none where it doesn’t look lovely. There might be some pics where she personally prefers the colour it leans compared to others, but no one could say it doesn’t look wonderful in all of them, regardless of personal preference. Don’t worry!!

Post # 3
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

My top was ivory and my skirt was blush but I feel like it looked a lot more pink in person than it showed up in pictures.

Post # 4
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - North Carolina

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citizenerased14 :   I think they have several customer photos of your actual dress on the DB website that you can see how it looks under different lighting conditions (incl. outdoors) πŸ™‚

Post # 5
2130 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise


My dress is a peach color, and in photos it is MUCH paler than in real life. Like somone who had seen photos on the Bee, and then saw it in person was very surpised at the true color. 

I LOVE the color of my gown, and I’m pretty bummed that as far as I can tell, the color isn’t going to translate well to photos. I am going to ask my photographer if he can work it out in post production though; to make sure more of the peach color actually comes across. 

Post # 6
518 posts
Busy bee

to me your dress looks gold/ivory.  But it is stunning! It may show up better on a professionals camera and the right lighting! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
3721 posts
Sugar bee

Whatever colour comes across in the pictures they will be stunning pictures because YOU look stunning in that gloriously lacy dress

Post # 8
1903 posts
Buzzing bee

My dress had a blush underlay (ombré) and it didn’t photograph as well as it looked in person which was disappointing! 


Post # 9
72 posts
Worker bee

It definitely looks a bit different outside but I LOVE your dress!! It’s beautiful in both pictures!

Post # 10
31 posts

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thepinkflamingo :   Wow, that’s quite the dress, even if this picture doesn’t show the truest tones! I think I would have jumped up and down with glee the first moment I set eyes on it; really spectacular πŸ™‚

Post # 11
9443 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Your dress is gorgeous in that picture! It must have been amazing in person! 

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thepinkflamingo :  

Post # 12
102 posts
Blushing bee

citizenerased14 :  Hey Bee! 

Firstly- you look AMAZING in your dress, I love seeing it on the bee, and it will look beautiful in any variation of the color πŸ™‚

Most likely your dress will photograph the way it looks in natural light, for the majority of the photos, especially because it’ll be outdoors.  The reason your dress looks much more gold in the photo on the right is because of the lights in the store, giving off a yellow tint.  Your photographer will most likely find what is called the white balance for all of your photos.  This is the best way to remove unwanted/unrealistic colors, such as from Tungsten or Fluorescent bulbs, and get the colors to be the most realistic as possible.  Now, if your photographer likes filters, that’s a different story.  

You might end up with slight variations of colors for different photographs, which would be fun! πŸ™‚ And White Balance can be adjusted post-process, so if you aren’t happy with the tones in the photos, ask them to adjust the color temperature (if it’s too gold looking (yellow), ask them to make it cooler (by adding blue)

Hope this helps! Can’t wait to see a Recap post!! πŸ™‚

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