Post # 1
Ugh – I’m so worried that my smile is going to look all weird and forced on the big day. I don’t think I’m very photogenic (no self-esteem issues, I just don’t take good pictures, I’m quite beautiful I think. lol. )
Anyhoo – are there any tips for making sure that my smile doesn’t look weird or my facial expressions aren’t awkward? I’ve been practicing my smile in the mirror at home and it just gets more and more strange. Please tell me I’m not the only one who is concerned about how their pictures will turn out. I just don’t want the smiles to look like more of a grimace.
Post # 3
I would ask a friend to do a photoshoot with you. That way you can see what works and what doesn’t. Just find a photo or two you like. Try to imitate yourself whilst taking another photo until you’ve got it downpat
Post # 4
Honestly, dont worry about it. You are going to have a hard time not smiling on your wedding day and I can guarantee you that you wont even be thinking about how your smile looks while you are posing for your wedding pictures. My smile in my engagement pictures looks a little bit forced but in my wedding pictures I am beaming.
Post # 5
I usually ask couples to try to relax and think of something that makes them *really* smile. When people re-focus and think about a pet, a loved one, the day of their engagement…they get a real genuine smile on their faces.
Have you had your engagement session yet? Ask your photographer to keep you chatting and talking if possible…people tend to feel more relaxed when there is the give-and-take of converstaion going on. Also, share with him/her that you are concerned about not having a genuine smile. A good photographer will make you feel relaxed, watch your body language for tension and keep things comfortable and fun.
Like @PitBulLover said, you are going to be beaming on your wedding day. 🙂
Post # 6
I worried about this too, but I agree with @pitbulllover that it will come natural… I have the most awkward, crooked smile when I’m forcing it Just practice alittle & try to RELAX on the big day.
Post # 7
Have a friend off to the side to make you laugh? I dunno. My fiance has had this problem as long as I’ve known him and a good smile can only be captured during a genuine laugh. (He’s gotten in the habit over the years of making really cooky/silly faces in lieu of a smile.)
The photog assures me she has “her ways” to induce a good smile. Here’s hoping!
Post # 8
Agree with GDub. My fiance has the most wonderful smile, but it often looks forced in pictures (he hates posing for pictures). We did an engagement shoot, and he and I spent almost the whole time talking, giggling, etc. Sure, his smile was still forced in some of them, but in a lot he looks genuinely happy and fantastic. So I agree with practicing and whatnot, but make sure you and your man are talking and thinking about all the happy stuff, because that’ll create the best results.
Post # 9
I agree that you will be so happy it will just flow butttt if you are worried, practice! Sounds really lane but I used to be worried about my smile so I took about a hundred Pics on my phone ( you know, myspace style lol holding your phone yourself in your room) lol. It really helped me to see what smiles I liked and didn’t and realize what I was doing. Just staring in the mirror won’t show you what a pic will see. Good luck!