Post # 1
I want to make a request of our wedding photographer, but I feel like he might laugh at me or think I’m high-maintenance! Whenever a photo of me is taken from below, I look like I have a serious double chin. I was Maid/Matron of Honor in my sister’s wedding recently and the photgrapher was kneeling for many of the posed shots. I HATE the way I look in the pics! I would be so sad if my own wedding photos turned out similarly…
Bees, do you think it would be a strange request if I asked our photographer to avoid taking shots from a below-angle??
Post # 3
Oh, um, I talked to my photographer about it. I am almost 6 feet tall and when you don’ thold the camera eye-level to me (or close to it), i get the double chin. And then i just don’t look like myself. So sad.
I brought it up and she said, “oh i totally understand! dont’ worry” and we avoided all “here let me get down on the floor and shoot UPWARDS at you”
It’s just not a good look=(
Post # 4
NO-it is not strange! Please ASK! Our photographer didn’t and took a few photos where I have a bad double chin, and a couple pictures where I look like odd one out because I’m looking down but my head isn’t facing down like every one else’s.
You don’t need or want pictures that are unflattering, so just go ahead and ask! (and more than likely you’re not the only one inthe pictures that might have that problem!
Also, I see that this is your first post. Welcome to Weddingbee! (we’re date twins :-))
Post # 5
Nope. Doing the same for our photographer. Also going to have him tell me if I need to stick my head out further to ease the look of the double chin. I have a weak jawline, so I have always had the problem. It’s your wedding day, you want to look your best in your photos.
Post # 6
Definitely talk to your photographer about it! I hate shots from below, you have to be a model for them to be flattering.
One great tip I read somewhere to avoid a double chin in photographs is to press your tongue against the roof of your mouth — it tenses the muscles in your jaw/behind your chin, so reduces the double chin effect…
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
I went ahead and asked my photographer as well. No shame in it at all, it’s really the only way to make sure you get what you want. Most photographers will understand, and most are looking for the most flattering shots/angles anyway.
Post # 8
Thanks for posting this. If I gain even one pound, I swear it goes straight to my face/chin. : ) I am trying to lose weight just for this reason. Any one have any suggestions for helping to diminish the double chin? Is there like an exercise or something? I saw some contraption in Bed, Bath & Beyond that is supposed to help, anyone try it?
Post # 9
For sure ask! It’s something I didn’t talk to my photographer about and I had some bad double chin pictures, too…and it’s no fun paying for them to photoshop that extra chin out afterward…
Post # 10
Thanks for the responses! I feel so validated 🙂 will definitely be asking the photographer to avoid the double-chin angle.
Post # 11
Go ahead and make the request! They can shoot from slightly higher and also shoot you ( for couple pictures ) with your body turned away and your face looking back over your shoulder. That position will eliminate chin problems. Snap a few of yourself in that position and you’ll SEE !
Post # 12
You sould surely communicate with your photographer! Also, it’s SO IMPORTANT to do an engagement session with your photographer before your wedding. This will give you a chance to see how they work, get to know each other, and talk about any issues that come up when being photographed!
Post # 13
Do it! I plan on asking the same thing!
Post # 14
Definitely do it. i didn’t think to ask mine the same thing and when I look at the pics- I cringe at the shots taken from below. So not flattering from this angle. 🙁
Post # 15
Lori, no shame at all in expressing your concerns! Send a picture of yourself to your photographer and he should know right off the bad what kind of photos to take that will, errr, mask your little issue 🙂 You might not even have to say anything else, provided he is a good photog, just the picture of yourselves will get his/her creative wheels turning to optimize the situation. Hope this helps!
Post # 16
That’s not strange at all – why do you think they typical “myspace”-shoot from above photos became so popular? It’s way more flattering to shoot from above a person than below – I’m really surprised that photog spent so much time kneeling, actually.