(Closed) He hates getting his picture taken!

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sounds like you guys need at least one engagement session done with your wedding day photographer.  We hardly have any pictures of us together (before the wedding) but I think hubs just accepted the fact that we were going to be getting our pictures taken on our wedding day and he just had to suck it up.

Post # 4
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My FH and I have been together 2 years, and I only have 15 pictures with him. And I took those after we’d been together 4 months, so I get where you’re coming from. It’s frustrating, I know, but I highly doubt he’ll avoid pictures with you on your wedding day. Sadly, I can’t offer any advice for you about how to get him to take pictures, but maybe he’ll come around every now and then.

Post # 6
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I really sympathise with you – Mr Jag is VERY self conscious and hates photos. We’ve talked about it a lot – and he’s prepared to give it his all for the e-shots and wedding day.. he knows how much it means to me, and he’s willing to put up with it all. Maybe if you just explain how important it is to you, he’ll work with you on this one. Good luck! x

Post # 7
2790 posts
Sugar bee

First of all I’m sorry! That would be very frustrating to me. Second of all, my best advice is to do all you can to make him look as best as he possibly can. Spend a little extra time and money on him then maybe you normally wood. Get him a hair cut and some new clothes. Make sure he feels that he looks great which will ease that at least some.

If you don’t already have a photographer make sure the both of you pick a photog out that you are both comfortable with. The more comfortable your SO is the less he will feel like some random is sticking a camera in his face and more like a friend asked the two of you to gather for a shot.

Do your best to keep the photos to a minimum. Do NOT just avoid photography. Your SO has to understand that you want to remember this day somehow! After the initial important photos are taken request that your photographer be as candid as possible. I have heard from many brides that they were so caught up in the day that they barely noticed the photographer at the reception. You guys will be busy with guests and eating and all other activities he won’t even notice that someone is taking his picture.

Post # 9
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

So does my Fiance. Every picture he looks like a deer in headlights. Our E-pics were pretty much a bust and I’m so afriad it will be the same for our wedding photos.

Post # 11
2790 posts
Sugar bee

No problem!! Also, make sure your photographer is aware of his phobia. ๐Ÿ™‚ lol They will then understand the need to be inconspicuous that day and maybe use a longer lens to creep from afar!

Post # 13
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My fiance is the same way, unfortunately. We do have pictures of us together, but I practically have to pull his teeth to take them. I was worried about the wedding, too, but then I got over it quickly because I realized he’s just going to have to suck it up for the big day ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 14
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@JoJo Bananas: Agreed, have you done your E-photo session yet? That might be a great way to break the ice with him and your photographer and get him comfortable with the fact that pictures are a necessary evil with weddings (if we wants a happy bride/wife).

My man hates photos as well and has come to terms with the fact that for a day he will have to bite the bullet, it is the least he can do right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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