Post # 1
My fiance and I are getting our engagement photos done next week, and I’m a bit torn as to what to do with my hair – I have naturally wavy hair that I usually wear pulled back or down (with encouraged curls). On occasion, I’ll straighten it, and LOVE how I look with straight hair, but I don’t do it too much – it’s definetly a fancy occasion look for me. For my wedding – I plan on wearing my hair in a curly up do, though.
So, Bees – what did you do for your enagement pics? Is it OK to straighten my hair, or since it’s something I don’t do much, is it more important to “look like myself?” I’m actually really torn about it! And I feel more than a little crazy 🙂
Post # 3
I think that you should do what you’re most comfortable with. If you were going for just a regular photo, would you straighten? How does your FH like your hair? For me, i wanted to look a little fancy, but also relaxed too so i wore it the way I normally do.
Post # 4
Sounds like you feel more special with straight hair, and engagement is a special thing! Whatever will make you feel most attractive. Hairstyles will come and go, so 10 years from now who knows if curly will even “look like yourself” anymore. I say do what makes you feel the most attractive!
Post # 5
I would go with straight hair if you like the look of it. It’s a fancy day, so fancy hair is ok!
Post # 6
I went through the same dilemma, and I ended up going with my naturally wavy hair down, and then made a few loose spirals with a curling iron to enhance the waves. My decision mainly was a result of realizing what my hair does once it’s straightened, though: It looks awesome for about a half an hour or so, then the curl tries to sneak back in and everything gets really stringy.
Personally, I think that I prefer seeing pictures of people looking like themselves, but you should do whatever makes you most comfortable!
Post # 7
Go with straight hair. i didn’t get my hair done for my e-pix (it wasn’t an option where i was) but i did take extra care to look great.. after all, these pix will be with you for life
Post # 8
It’s a special occasion so go with the special occasion hair! 🙂
Post # 9
We just got our pictures back, and honestly I’m not very happy with them. MY Fiance looks great in every shot, and I just really wish I had thought more about my hair and outfit. I wore my hair down, and our pictures were outside…and it was sort of windy, and I don’t know…it just looks weird in a lot of the pictures. I REALLY wish I had worn my hair up….so girls with long hair…I would definitely suggest that to you…unless you’re doing your pics inside, or have really thick hair that won’t get wind-swept. I think you’re very smart to go with an up-do…I wish I did!
Post # 10
I think you should wear the straight hair. It’s a special occasion and will add a little flair to your photos. Especially if you’re planning on wearing it curly for the wedding, this might be a little change.
Post # 11
After much contemplation and decision, I think I have decided to do my hair into the semi-fancy up-do I often do for fancier occasions instead of wearing my hair down and straight – mostly because we’re having our engagement photos at the beach, and I can just imagine having all of my photos with my hair attacking my face and my fiance!
So – I decided to say yes to fancy hair do. Thanks!!