(Closed) Engagement photos in five days… FI doesn't smile for cameras.

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My SO doesn’t smile ( at least genuinely ) in pictures. He’s very reserved except for when it’s just the two of us. For me ( and I mean just me ), I wouldn’t bother with professional pictures. I know he would be very uncomfortable.

For you, I think it’s great news that it’s a friend doing the photos. As long as your FI is able to relax, and she’s good at getting you guys to just be natural, I’m sure it will be fine. Fireworks would be an awesome background!


Post # 4
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jwdesiree:  MY FI is the same way with pictures. Basically, I had a serious, non-judgemental talk with him a few days before our e-pics to say that I would really appreciate it if he would at least try to smile for the camera. During the photo shoot, our photographer kept a really light and fun attitude up, and she would say little things to make him laugh and smile naturally. I’d also whisper things to him – funny, weird, sexy, whatever it took to make him laugh! We ended up with some awesome shots of his natural smile along with the normal non-smiling ones. It was great.

Post # 5
8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would never do pro photos with my SO. I don’t think that I could drag him there lol. I would try not to force him into doing anything or you’ll get super awkward photos. Tickling sounds reasonable, though 😛


Post # 6
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

For those of you who are saying you’d never do pro pictures with FI/SO, what are you planning on doing for your wedding? No pictures?

Post # 7
741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

id say silly things to him to make him laugh 😀

Post # 9
3260 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jwdesiree:  Unrelated: Whenever people say “sitch” I think of Kim Possible.  This makes me smile 🙂

Post # 10
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree with the others:  if FI doesn’t smile for the camera, he’s probably not comfortable posing for pictures.  (I’m the same way)

We didn’t do engagement shots, and we’re not doing any posed or staged wedding shots:  only candid and real life.  

Post # 11
1579 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

I had to act silly to get DH to smile during our engagement photos! He doesn’t smile for cameras, either.



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