(Closed) Not sure I like our engagement photos… (Photo heavy)

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Sorry you’re bummed, bee, but reading through what you don’t like about them in particular: “My main issue is that I weigh more now than any other time in my life and I feel like I look puffy. We both feel like we look awkward and posed or cheesey and arnt happy with how they turned out. Also we have had my ring reset since taking these and I’m sad my new precious isn’t on them.” 

Those are all things that are up to you, not the photographer. If you aren’t thrilled, that’s fair, but please don’t reflect that back to her. She did a good job. She can’t control your weight or resetting your ring. The poses look pretty standard to me. I think they turned out really cute, so I hope you can adjust your expectations a little. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee

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bri00012:  I actually really like 3, 4, and 6!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I really like your photos.

It looks like you only recently got them in the past few weeks.  Try not to critique yourself.  

I didn’t enjoy my photos at first either.  There are truthfully a few I still dislike, but that’s mostly because I was uncomfortable, not the pictures.  It took me a few months to really appreciate them.  Pick one or two you actually like and focus on those right now!

I can say that looking back about 6 months later, I like most of my pictures.  I started out only liking 1.  It was my first time doing professional photos, so it was actually pretty strange for me.  You look really beautiful.  Pick your favorite and frame it.  Look back at them again in a few months.

Post # 6
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Newbee

I didn’t read your post before looking at the pictures, so I wouldn’t be influenced by what you think is the problem. I actually thought the problem was that those pictures aren’t as ‘glam’ as some engagement shoots. I’ve seen engagement shoots where both are super dressed up, the girl with tons of make up and the pictures could seriously be out of a fashion magazine. Yours are more down to earth, and I thought that’s what you didn’t like, lol. 

Honestly, I don’t see any awkward position, you two look really cute and everything looks natural. I really wouldn’t worry about it, I think these are nice pictures and you don’t need to redo them!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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bri00012:  I’m with the PP. I think the photos are fine. I have seen posts on here before where people didn’t like how they looked and I agreed with them that the photographer should have posed them differently or taken the shot from a more flattering angle. But that’s not the case here. You guys look great. The poses and angles are fine. If you don’t like how the two of you look, that’s your issue that new pics are not going to fix. I would not ask for new photos. It would be ungrateful and insulting. To me, all the photos look worth keeping and worth showing. My advice is try to be less critical of yourself. I know it’s hard sometimes.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I think they’re beautiful!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I understand what u mean in the sense that I was overly critical with how mine came out at first. Like you, my weight was annoying me (im the heaviest I’ve ever been and while most people don’t notice, I DO!) and I wasn’t crazy about how my make up turned out in pics, BUT,

The more I looked at them, the more I started to love them, and feel happy about how I looked. I realize that the love we have for each other really shines through, and in the end, thats all that matters to me.

with that said, I actually think u both look awesome! I love your outfits and your hair! You both look very happy and in love! The black and white one is amazing and I really love 2,3 & 4 especially! 

my advice, give it some time and stop being overly critical and I think u will end up feeling the way I do now. If not then maybe ask your SIL if she can take a couple more with your new ring and maybe try to word it like that..

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I adore pic #5.  Pic #3 is my second favorite.  Both of those are totally save the date worthy, IMO, if you haven’t sent them already.

I think this is just a case of “you are your own worst critic.”  As an outsider, I think both of you look happy (you’re beaming in pic 3) and the poses don’t look unnatural/uncomfortable.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

You look a little awkward in two and five but overall they’re lovely. If you’re really unhappy then maybe his sister will redo them if you explain you feel you two missed your chance.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Pic 3 love the lighting and you both look very comfortable and natural.  You just need one!  đź™‚

Post # 14
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Newbee

Honestly I didnt like my pictures to begin with…. Someone told me I would like them more as time went by and they were right. Just look forward to your wedding pictures and then family pictures after getting married…. I really like your pictures lol Tis is the point in your life you are now, youll appreciate the pictures looking real in the future. =] hope this helps

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I really like #3 and #4! Way better than our photos, and good enough to frame!

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