(Closed) Dreading seeing professional pics

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
740 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

what’s wrong with the pictures you have already seen?

Post # 4
1618 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Obviously, you should look at the pictures.  I hated the way I looked in many of the non-pro pictures as well.  I almost always hate pictures of myself anyway and the non-pro pics looked like regular, non-photogenic me in a wedding dress.  The pro pictures, on the other hand, were absolutely stunning.  I look amazing in just about every one of them, as does everything else.  I fell in love with my wedding all over again by looking at my pro pictures.  Here’s a great example of the difference:

Non Pro:


Post # 6
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was TERRIFIED of looking at the pro pics from my wedding(I have body image issues…) but my advice is; just do it!

Post # 7
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would get yourself into a better mental place before looking through the picutres. It sounds like you’ve got a lot of self esteem issues that need to be dealt with. Regardless of the wedding and photos. But trust me when I say nobody is being as critical of this as you are. We’re always our harshest judge. What did you fiance think about how you looked on your wedding day?!?

Post # 9
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsJoyful80:  this is why i’m sacred to go wedding dress shopping. i dont want to look fat in a wedding dress.

Post # 10
1144 posts
Bumble bee

Awww I’m so sorry you feel the way you do. 🙁 I would just suck it up and look at them, I mean you paid so much to get them done so why not? Photographers know all about lighting, angles, placement, etc so I’m sure they will be MUCH better than the non-pro ones. I’m sure they’re gorgeous, especially since I saw your other post with pictures and you look great. We all judge ourselves way too harshly.

Post # 11
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Dearest, i bet you will be so surprised when you see the professional photos…i WAS! I looked like a Diva and i still do not like my looks on my wedding day..



Post # 12
2008 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@peasantsong:  If that is not a screaming endorsement for pro photographers ad yours specifically I don’t know what is. 

Post # 14
1746 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was really nervous to see mine as well. I had been so sweaty and felt like my hair had fallen apart. My dress was sticking to my torso and to my legs. 

But the editing process worked wonders! You can check out my pictures in my profile for further proof! 

Post # 15
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@axeyourmakeupkit:  What does it matter?  It’s not like the OP was deciding on getting a pro or non-pro.  She already hired one.

OP, I am terribly non-photogenic, and was dreading how I would look in my pictures.  I have to say that I actually like how mine turned out.

You really should look, though.  After all, you’ve already paid for them.  What have you got to lose?  Either you are correct and you hate them (which I highly doubt!) or you will be very pleasantly pleased with the results. 

Post # 16
8036 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Sorry but if you don’t like the way you look in photos, why did you shell out for a professional photographer if you don’t think they can make you look good? I just don’t get it.

You haven’t even seen the photos yet so I would try to relax a bit. I am sure you don’t look bad. I have yet to see a bride who looked horrible on her wedding day! We’re all our own worst critics.

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