(Closed) Pictures arrived…and I’m too freaked out to open them!

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010


Maybe wait and go through them together with your husband?  He’s bound to love pretty much every photo, and perhaps his enthusiasm will temper any critical feelings you have about how you look.

Post # 4
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I get pic anxiety too.  You are not the only one.  Just open it up and hope for the best.  You only need one good pic of the both of you to display.

Post # 5
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think going through them with your husband is the best idea. Even if you don’t think you’re beautiful right now, he does. His reactions to the pictures and the memory sharing you’ll do will make seeing them a more positive experience.

Post # 6
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are all critical of ourselves in some way, but you need to look past that and remember what these photos represent.  They represent the love and happiness from a day when you were married to a wonderful partner.  Don’t forget that!

Also – not every photo will be great, but there will also be many great photos!  Just because you have a few unflattering shots doesn’t mean they will all be like that.  I’m sure you will find many wonderful images from that day and will be happy remembering everything that happened!  Don’t worry too much, and if you want some support, wait until your husband gets home and go through them together.

Post # 7
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah, I dealt with this too. When you first look at them, you might not be super happy with some of them – I wasn’t. I was mentally nit-picking them all – thinking that my hips looked too wide or that my hair looked weird, stuff like that. The more I looked at them, though, the more they grew on me, and I started seeing the happiness in my face and my husband’s face and that made it a lot better. It will be ok, I promise!!

(I should add that our photographer was great; my issues were all in my own head)

Post # 8
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s so unfortunate that WE are often the worst critics of ourselves, especially when it comes to body image.  And not knowing what you look like, I feel like I can say without a doubt that the photos you have will be beautiful.  They’ll be beautiful because they capture a day that (I’d imagine) is extremely important and special for you.  And what will come through is the joy, and love, and happiness, and all the wonderful things of the day.  And all of those feelings make anyone look radiant and beautiful, on TOP of whatever natural physical beauty they already had going for them.  🙂

I agree with teaandtoast that looking at them with your husband may be a good way to go.  I think him, more than any of us, can really speak to the beauty that will be in the photos, that you may not be able to see. 

And if all else fails, you can post the pictures here.  🙂  I know you’ll get a rush of support from the community and people telling you how beautiful you look.

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