(Closed) Getting my guy to smile for pictures

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My Fiance doesn’t smile either. We had his brother make stupid jokes the whole time to try to get him to smile. It worked okay… haha, we got some good shots!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

lol I have no advice, but I’m having a giggle because my Fiance will NEVER smile in a pic unless he’s drunk.  I’m just gonna ask him to smile when he has to in our wedding photos and hope for the best 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our photographer just reminded him over and over that this is a HAPPY day… smile.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Make sure your photographer has editoral background.  The pictures are more inventive and not posed and forced. They’ll catch him smiling.  Those are always the best pics anyways the secret moment you think you’re stealing that someone else captured.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Fiance doesn’t smile for pics either, and he looks so goofy when he forces it. I seriously have to quack or oink or moo in his ear to make him laugh. Lolz don’t judge.. it works!

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I have the same problem. We do have one good friend though that can make him laugh pretty easily so I’m thinking about bringing him along for photos. Not very romantic…but effective!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Agree with PP on letting the photographer know so that they’ll get lots of candids and try their darndest to get it out of him during the posed shots.

My other advice, is to just not make it a big deal because on the big day, you WANT him to be focused on the experience–which WILL make him smile–and ignore the photographer. If he’s too aware or freaked out about the photographer, then it’ll register in the candids.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It’s just a suggest…Ok… are you ready??? I don’t want to use the term “talk dirty”; However, I think you should try to whisper some cute sexual comments in his ear. Again, nothing too dirty… just enough to get that imagination of his rolling.

This usually will cause a man to smile and maybe even blush! :O)

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

my fiance was in a friend of ours wedding last year and in all their photos he didn’t smile at all. They don’t care really, actually they tease him about it all the time. It does make me worry though because I don’t want to look back on our wedding pictures and have him look like he wasn’t happy….

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Make him laugh!

When we had our e-pics taken, our photographer wanted to get a few of us as individuals. She had us do funny things to make the other one laugh during the pics and I like how they turned out. 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Make him laugh!

When we had our e-pics taken, our photographer wanted to get a few of us as individuals. She had us do funny things to make the other one laugh during the pics and I like how they turned out. 🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

good advice Mr. Coffee Wink

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mr. Coffee: This works for my FH!!! I got him to smile the other day for my Photo project in school.

I also insulted him by saying “taking your pics is like taking pics of wild animals at the zoo. you never sit still and you don’t smile!” …..that made him smile…lol

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Tickle him a little on his side. Always works for me. 😉

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