(Closed) My Groom is Zoolander!

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Once you find your photographer (if you haven’t already), schedule an engagement session.  Its good practice for your groom to get his perfect smile down pat for the wedding!  Its good for the photographer too because he can get to know your personalities and what makes you guys have the most natural smiles.  Even if your groom does have “his lips sealed”, just know that’s his signature look and go with it!  You might even be able to laugh about it later in life!

Post # 4
2765 posts
Sugar bee

What doesn’t he like about his smile… are his teeth not straight?  Not white?

Whavever it is, maybe it can be addressed at the dentist office!

Post # 5
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh thats so funny… I tease my guy about being zoolander sometimes bc sometimes when he coughs it sounds really weak like when zoolander coughed after the coal mines haha.

Anyways… most photographers now go for the photojournalistic style, and they’ll capture you and your Fiance when you are just happy and naturally smiling. It won’t be like: one two three cheeeeeese. 🙂 There will be a few posed pics, but I would bet most people’s favorites are just the ones you didn’t even know they were taking!

Post # 6
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That’s hard! My fiance has a bit of a “fake” smile he’ll do for the camera sometimes. Ditto on the PP, and also, could you try a few “practice” photo sessions just with a friend or someone to get him more comfortable? I suppose if it’s been 8 years, that might not be an option, but you could try. Good luck!

Post # 7
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

CorgiTales that is hilarious about the weak cough– i can’t stop laughing!

My fiance does this weird thing for photos where we sort of puts his chin up in the air, and moves his head sort of backwards– the end result being that his nice strong jaw disappears. Oh well!

Post # 10
2765 posts
Sugar bee

If he’s not happy with his teeth, he won’t be happy smiling.

I normally don’t advocate borrowing money, but my friend’s dad is a dentist and I’ve seen what a huge impact dentures can have on self esteem.  Maybe getting the bonding thing you mentioned would have a similar impact?  If that’s true, it might be a worthwhile investment to make…  I’m sure he’d be much more confident about smiling if he liked his teeth!

Post # 11
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I was expecting something waaaaay worse!! My Fiance pushes his head into his chin & he looks obese in every photo. He literally has 3 chins… it’s ridiculous! I’m trying to teach him how to pose properly before e-photos this winter.

I second going for a photojournalistic style… its more natural & he won’t feel pressure to pose and smile!

Post # 12
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Maybe he could smile with his mouth closed?  I think a lot of people who have had braces do this… they get used to it from the days when they wanted to hide their teeth.  Anyhow, it may be a decent comprimise?

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