Post # 1
I’ve been showing my fiance pictures of bride & groom formals, like the "kissing under the veil" picture, and he brought up that we are of vastly different heights compared to the examples I’ve been showing him. I’m 5’4", and he’s 6’2", and proportionally massive compared to me. For example, his hand span encompasses my entire back. Any others dealt with this? Are there special challenges, or not? Thanks!
Post # 3
lol… sounds like me and my FI! I’m 4’11" and Fiance is 6’2"!
For the kissing under the veil shot, why don’t you do it where he’s sitting down or you both are sitting on a bench or something? The veil shots I’ve seen seem to be pretty close up so depending how your photographer frames the photo, I don’t think it’ll show.
Also, with the height difference, you can pull off the uber-cute edge of the fountain shot (a-la-Mrs Onion) 🙂
Have fun with it! 🙂
Post # 4
My husband is also a foot taller than me! Our photographer took a gorgeous black and white shot of my dress from behind, with his hand on my waist and under the veil. It’s one of our favorites of the various "arty" shots that he did. There are lots of things you can do – stairs, edge of the fountain thing, seated photos. Your photographer should have a bunch of tricks. We actually find that we do not like the standing shots where our photographer strategically stood us so that we look closer to the same height – unless they are not close-ups, so that you can see our feet as well. Why not? Because they look wrong – everybody knows that he’s a foot taller than me! It’s just weird to us to see a picture where we are almost the same height. You might feel differently, but I would have your photographer take a range of different shots just in case.
Did you have an e-photo shoot? You might want to spend some time with your photographer before the wedding, even if you weren’t thinking of doing e-photos, just so you can figure out what sort of shots you like (not looking at photos of other people, but looking at photos of you). Also so that you can get comfortable with your photographer. We had a few ideas for ours, but in general he has taken so many photos of us that we just leave it up to him. He knows what we like, and we trust him to get us shots we will like. Sounds like you don’t really have any relationship with your photographer yet, and it might be a good idea to take care of that before the wedding.
Post # 5
My friend is 5”1 and her husband is 6”, and her pictures didn’t look strange at all. That is how they are, so I agree with suzanno that it would be stranger to see them the same height. And if you are wearing heels, it will boost you up into the regular height difference range.
I think that the height difference will only be awkward if you are standing shoulder to shoulder a la American Gothic (farmer and wife with pitch fork pic – i love google), and you don’t want any other those pictures anyways. Just stand in front of him. My friend did that and she looked great.
Post # 6
Good point caithe – we had a lot of photos of me leaning against him, with his arms around me. And our photos as a couple tend to have him looking a bit down at me, and me looking a bit up at him, which tends to be quite a flattering pose for most women. Plus he ends up looking all tender and protective.
And really, even thought you may think of yourself as way shorter, in a 3-inch heel you’ll be about 8 inches shorter – so you’ll come just up past his shoulder. That’s not a huge difference. And it’s not that unusual for couples – my sister is 11 inches shorter than her husband, and my mom is also a foot shorter than my dad. Your photographer should have lots of great ideas, as I’m sure he has worked with this before.