(Closed) How being a professional model gives you unrealistic expectations as a bride…

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@oneofthesethings:  I assume the OP wrote it to be a fun read and insight into what it was like for her. No need to bite her head off. 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@mixtapehearts:  No need for the violent reaction. I just thought it was a weird humblebrag.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@bee1000:  Aww, I think the last one is precious! And since I’ve been paying bills as an extra for a few month, though I’ve only kind of sort of been the center of attention for less than a minute a few times and 10 minutes once, I can tangentially relate to a couple of these, and I know all about “hurry up and wait” 😉

I think the unique experiences different brides have on their wedding day is fascinating, thank you for sharing yours!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Where you able to find a few pics of you smiling like that from your wedding? 

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I never even thought to compare your wedding to a model photoshoot. One is where you are selling something and the other is a very personal milestone. Hmm.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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@laureneliz87:  +1

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@hollyberry4:  Her profession was to be in front of a camera. And on a wedding day, you are constantly in front of the camera. I don’t see where the comparison is so hard to find. We all bring our personal experiences to special milestones, it doesn’t mean we’re saying they are of the same importance. 

Post # 25
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Busy bee

Also a model and I had the same issues. I didn’t have a glam squad for my wedding because I wanted it relaxed (terrible choice). I didn’t have all the fancy equipment which makes a world of difference. None of my family have ever modeled so months everyone stood the most flattering way or looked picture perfect BUT it was my wedding and I was over the moon. At the end of the day that’s what matters.

I did get some photos I’ll cherish forever but no my wedding wasn’t magazine worthy but in the end it doesn’t matter

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@MsMonkey:  Okay. I was just saying I would never have thought to compare them to each other. To me the photography was just a small component of my wedding, but I suppose to a model it may take on a greater role in the order of important things.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

That’s actually an interesting perspective…we all look at models on Pinterest and in wedding dresses and possibly expect that our wedding pictures will turn out similarly…it’s good to know that a real model’s wedding didn’t even turn out like a modeling shoot!

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I enjoyed the post. It offers an interesting insight. 

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@oneofthesethings:  You were being nasty. Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean you weren’t. 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@bee1000:  Agreed! From a photographer’s perspective, Pinterest/model shots give our clients really unrealistic expectations of what WE as photographers are able to do at a wedding day. I would wager that 90% of the wedding images you see repinned on Pinterest constantly were shot at stylized shoots with models, not real weddings/real lighting conditions/real unpredictable weather. It’s so difficult these days to manage expectations because people see storyboards of stylized shoots that took 4 hours to pull off and we only have 20 minutes if we are LUCKY on the wedding day. 

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bee1000:  Thank you so much for posting this!!!!

I have 2000 photos from my day…. while I received a bunch of compliments regarding my photos and appearance I cannot help but find fault in a wrinkle there, not enough lipstick there, my dress brunched up there…. etc…..

You really put things into perspective…… I really should stop being so hard on myself and my photos…. I did not have a bunch of professionals looking after me all day to make sure everything was just right…….

 

 

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