posted 4 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 2
2295 posts
Buzzing bee

Can you show us pictures? Often times I think I look horrid because I have a crappy body image but people say I am fine.  Maybe you think its bad but it isn’t? If you could upload some pics, and block out your face, if you like. But if you are truly horrified then I would redo the pics.

Post # 3
360 posts
Helper bee

alisonwonderland:  So sorry you are feeling down.  ok…if your hair is short and you wish it was longer, there are lots of clip in extensions you can use.  I have used them over the years when I chopped my hair off and immediately regretted it.  I picked the clip ins up at Sally’s beauty supply and had them dyed my hair color.   Super easy to put it and will look great!

Contact local photographers and just ask for bridal portraits if that’s what your after 🙂  I’m sure you can arrange with the venue to do a quick 1-2 hour photo shoot there on a day that isn’t busy.

And do something that will make you feel beautiful…what ever it is, get your make up done professionally?  Hair done professionally?  or add beautiful accessories – necklace, bracelet, earrings etc 🙂 

Post # 4
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If it’s been almost a year could you do a 1 year anniversary photo shoot, rather than a re-make’ of your wedding photos?

That way you can look different and shoot the pictures differently so that you’re happy with them.

Depending on your album set up you could take out some of the pics you don’t like, and have a part 1 for the wedding and a part 1 for the anniversary shots.

Post # 5
59 posts
Worker bee

well…. i’m a graphic designer, the first thing came up to my mind is that you could always “photoshop” your wedding pictures. in fact, i have friends that are pro photographers, alot of their wedding photos are retouched after taken.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  lilblackbee.
Post # 6
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

alisonwonderland:  First, I am so sorry you feel this way.

My mom recently broke down and cried to me about how horrible her wedding photos were and told me how upset she was that her mom/photographer hadn’t told her to fix some things before the wedding. I took a peak at the pictures and I think my mom looked absolutely beautiful. It broke my heart that my mom felt that way. I know that seems off topic, but my point is- I am sure you are SO much harder on yourself than any other person ever would be. Your husband married you and thought you were beautiful that day, as did every single person that loves you. It doesn’t matter how many more pictures you take, you will always be just as beautiful to those that truly love you. It wouldn’t have mattered if my mom fixed all of her perceived flaws, she would have looked just as beautiful to me. I am sincerely sorry you feel that way, but just try toremember that you really are your harshest critic. 

Post # 7
3902 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

alisonwonderland:  Have you considered just taking one year anniversary pictures instead? Don’t worry about getting back in the wedding dress as much as getting portraits with your husband where you feel comfortable. If you want to get in the wedding dress, try it in a different location and stop trying to recreate your wedding day. Make a new memory and take new photos where you are clearly more comfortable and happy.

Post # 8
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn


alisonwonderland:  firstly – im sorry you arent happy with your pro pics. im a fellow plus size bride who also was dissapointed with my pictures so i understand how you feel.

have you got the original digital files of your photos? if you do – photoshop may be your best friend. when i got my pics i found that things hadnt been edited to the level i would expect from a pro photographer… bingo wings, double chins, forehead shine, closed eyes, red eye… all not edited. it took me a while but i taught myself the basics on photoshop and edited my own photos. they arent the pics you would find in a bridal magazine but im alot happier with them. maybe something you can think about.

as for recreating your wedding day for further photos…. dont!!! the moment has passed, if you did do this, looking at the ‘new’ photos will only bring back memories about how much you disliked your original photos.

have your wedding dress made into a different style, shortened into a day dress maybe, and have yourself a 1yr anniversary shoot with your hubby. embrace the fact you are now a year into your marriage and enjoy having more photos done.xxx


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