Post # 1
Hello! So my best friend got married on July 28th… and I was her Maid/Matron of Honor… I just looked through her pics on the photographers website.. and everything looks amazing. Except I look like a female version of the stay puffed marshmellow lady! I am not even kidding…not only am I the tallest person in the wedding party, I look just huge. The weird part is… getting ready and such.. I didn’t think I looked that big… I thought I looked nice. Then I see these pics and it’s horrible. I am so so SO worried about my wedding pics…. I am like 5’11 and my Fiance is like 5’8 so I already feel horribly manly compared to him…. but I just look like twice his size. I know that every bride looks amazing on her day but I am pretty sure I can’t make myself look less swollen and nasty…. Any thoughts on what to do? TO de puff or poses that would make me feel more feminine and not so icky?
Post # 3
HI! Are you me? Becasue I cou;d have written this post. In fact, my first post was about JUST this issue-me and the SO took family pictures with my 5 year old and I look MUCH bigger in photos then I do whe I look in the mirror.
My arms photograph huge, and my face looks round and-well- odd. Some tips I learned form the ladies on here:
- Have a hairstyle that’s tailored for you. Growing out/Inbetween haircuts is not flattering
- Sleeves that stop at the middle for your forearm (tee shirt style sleeves) are stopping at the BIGGEST part of your arm and are making it look bigger in pictures
- if you put your tounge on the roof of your mouth it sucks up your chin area and it’s less likely that tha camera will give you a double chin that you don’t have (That’s MY biggest issue)
- Makeup can work wonders. Look up tutorials on youtube for “face slimming” makeup. I’ve learned a lot about whatn looks good on my face.
- Tan! Either fake bake, spray,or legit tanning
- Shimmer body dust/lotion over tanned skin looks good as well.
- rouching hides problem areas
- corset backs in dresses are super cinching
- SPANX (so worth mentioning twice)
- If you have glasses, transitions lenses make for akward photos. I don’t know WHAT it is, but it makes my face look-well odd
- Make sure your glasses are a good shape for your face. My round glasses only made my face–you guessed it-rounder in my pictures
- I have a round face, and when I smile from ear to ear, it only hides my cheek bones even more then normal. I’ve practices “smiling with my eyes” while doing a small “come hither” kind of smile.
- Don’t look right into the camera-direct photos not always the most flattering, for me, looking upand to the right looks way better
- To cover up my crazy arms when taking pictures with my SO, I lock our arms together with his our in front and hide the bigger part of my arm behind him.
but most of all
LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF THE WAY YOU ARE!!!
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
If you are on pinterest, there’s a pin circulating with tips for posing that I thought was really great. Remember that profile shots are not your friend. And make sure you talk with your photographer about your issues/insecurities. He/she is a pro, and has probably dealt with other brides who had similar concerns in the past. Your photographer can give you tips/tricks/feedback during your portrait time, and can structure the photo to minimize the elements that bother you the most. But your photographer can only do all of this if he/she knows that you have these worries.