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posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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.

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Post # 4
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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.

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