(Closed) Camera adds 30 pounds!

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kitchenkoala: I hate some camera angels. I am 5’11 size 16 and some angles make me look 9 months pregnant. There are angles that make me look like a size six. It sucks. I had senior pictures done and some of them made me look short even with heels on because of the weird angle.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Pictures never do a person justice. I was just looking through pictures of my nephew and he looks so much different in pictures than in person. the camera just cannot capture all his cuteness.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I feel the same way!  I love my body and I love myself (and good lord it took me SOOO long to get here!).  I say, who cares how they all see you, what matters is that you feel gorgeous!  Work on finding the best angles for photography, and then go rock your wedding!  Life is way too short to care what others think! 

PS:  I’m loving your outlook on life!  You are such an inspiration! And there is NOTHING wrong with you!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I feel the same way!  I love my body and I love myself (and good lord it took me SOOO long to get here!).  I say, who cares how they all see you, what matters is that you feel gorgeous!  Work on finding the best angles for photography, and then go rock your wedding!  Life is way too short to care what others think! 

PS:  I’m loving your outlook on life!  You are such an inspiration! And there is NOTHING wrong with you!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I love the outlook that you have on all this and how you have good self esteem.

If you like what you see when you look at yourself, that’s what’s important. However, I would like to kindly point out that even though cameras don’t always show our best sides, it does show something that exists, it doesn’t invent anything…

I mean, I almost never like pics of myself because I always make weird faces on them. People see my weird faces all the time, and pictures of me just point it out. I try to be more careful now about my facial expressions because I don’t want people to see me like that.

Anyway, all I’m saying, is if you saw something you didn’t like and you often see those things on pictures, it’s probably not going to solve anything to pretend that it’s all in the camera..

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

You might want to have a talk with your photographer, they should be aware of camera angles and how to make a couple look their best.  Mrs sewing had a good post on angles a little while back.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Our photog did an awesome job either not giving us back those shots or something. I know they had to be there, but I didn’t see any of them. More than half of my personal pictures I don’t use or show because of the very reason you just said. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am the exact same way. I put on my red lipstick and I think I am smoking hot! Than I take a picture and I am like who push me outta the way and took a picture of this girl!?!?! My mom always says I am a skinny girl in a fat girls body because in my head I am skinny and super sexy!!!!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I am freaked out of getting my pics back for the EXACT reason that you are articulating. Here’s my thoughts, for better or for worse:

1. The camera DOES add some weight. Most people do look heavier in pictures than they are in reality (trust me, I’ve lived in LA most of my life and seen a lot of celebrities and they are TINY compared to how they look in print!)

2. You are used to seeing yourself in the mirror exactly the same way from more flattering angles. You’re not used to seeing your body in stop-action positions. The bad news is that you are a little deluded–as we all are–in that respect. The good news is that nobody else sees you in stop-action positions, either, ie, that unflattering position in that one photograph is not at all how others see you.

3. I’d rather be happy living my life in my body and suffer the occasional disappointment when it comes to pictures than to be incredibly photogenic and live in self-loathing.

As an addendum to the last part, one way around it is simply don’t allow yourself to think nasty thoughts about yourself in pics. Yes, you can admit the awkward ones and the ones that are truly unflattering, but when you catch yourself saying, “God I look fat/ugly/pasty/lumpy whatever” stop and find something that you LIKE. You have to cultivate self-love; it doesn’t come around for free ๐Ÿ™‚

And hey, would you post them? I love me some e-pics and I’m sure that we’ll all gush merrily if you do!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

To be honest, I think we are our worst critics.  We probably see every tiny little flaw in photographs that nobody else would notice! 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

What you described and the pictures posted are totally different.  The pictures came out awesome! Love the dress, cardigan and shoes together.  

Everyone is always more self conscious when they are looking at pictures of themselves.  And you are just being more self conscious because they are your engagement pictures

 

YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL!

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