(Closed) I feel ugly. World’s most unphotogenic woman.

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

ME!  I take pretty bad pics about 95% of the time.  No matter how good I look in real life or how good I think I look, I never look as good in a picture.  My girlfriend is a photographer, she said to me “a pretty girl does not a model make”.  I’m going with it.  Just because our facial structure looks meh sometimes when it’s photographed doesn’t mean we don’t look great in real life!!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

My friends tell me all the time how bad I look in pictures, and they are right! If you look at a professional photo of me vs. something like a cell phone pic, it doesn’t even look like the same person.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I really am the worst picture taker ever! I consider myself to be average in looks but man, I’m just flat out disgusting in pictures. By The Way…you’re picture is not nearly as bad as you’re making it sound. Even if you’re not photogenic, I like your smile…apparently the picture doesn’t mess that up ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

The same thing happened to me today! I was feeling pretty confident, liked what I saw in the mirror, had a little pep in my step and all. Then, I had my picture taken for a work ID and when I saw the ID I was taken aback by how not-cute I looked. Ugh. So, I like to think that we both just take bad pictures, but we’re hot in person (which I think is better than thaving the opposite problem.) ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

To be fair, this photo has a lot of really harsh unflattering light. I think that people with somewhat angular faces tend to not always photograph as well because snapshots show too many shadows. When someone actually looks at your, their eye can see into the shadows and actually see you– but in a camera your eyes are totally lost and thats what makes the pic not so great I think. Better lighting would improve the pic tenfold. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think you are too hard on yourself (because I think you are precious!), but I am also a hypocrite because I SO do the same thing.  I always feel like a look put together and cute and then see a picture of myself and recoil in horror!  I am not naturally photogenic.  One time a photographer told me to think of something really funny that I could laugh at right before a picture was taken.  This doesn’t help my hair/makeup/expectation issues, but it does make me look more lively and photogenic.  I think we are our own worst critics, though.  My Fiance will take a picture of me and say, “Look at this pretty girl.”  And I want to respond with, “EW! Who would marry her?”  He just rolls his eyes and keeps the picture, so I guess I am not all that bad.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My brother and my mom. Weird part? I personally think they are the most attractive of us, but they BOTH have these awkward picture smiles and get what we now call the “frankenstein look.” Like, my brother seriously has the BEST eyes in the whole world and my mom is gorgeous….but so not photogenic. It’s so weird!

Post # 10
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3360 posts
Sugar bee

My stepmom ! She is gorgeous in real life ! But unfortunately she looks terrible in every photo I have ever seen of her ! 

Post # 11
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2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@CorgiTales:  I agree with this. It’s all about having the right setting and angle for the camera.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

that pic is great! I bet that’s how you really look, or even better in real life!  I have like 5 pics of me that I actually like – the rest not so much, I just laugh it off, really what else can you do?? We just have to know that the way people see us all the time (not in photos) is awesome, and we don’t need to look at most of our pics!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Darling Husband, I love him to pieces, but he takes THE WORST photos of me.

completely unphotogenic, i swear he AIMS for giving me a double chin and wonky eye.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@MrsFuzzyFace:  I don’t understand what is unphotogenic about you in the first photo? You look lovely – I would never look at that photo and think you were ugly?

Post # 16
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1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Believe me, I feel the same way. I don’t like most photos of myself…I am compelled it doesn’t always look like me most of the time and of course the camera adds 10 pounds and of course some angles aren’t the most flattering. I prefer the mirror–I feel it captures my true appearance the best because nothing seems to be distorted! ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t worry, you are gorgeous! I go through the same thing.

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