(Closed) Plus sized brides…Engagement Pic poses???

posted 10 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Some things I learned from my [very disappointing] engagement photo experience:

  • Don’t take pictures from behind, like walking away from the camera
  • Don’t put your hands on your hips, it just makes you look wider
  • Always turn 45 degrees to the camera, no front-on
  • Shift weight to one leg
  • Dont be afraid to wear black
  • Request that the photographer be 100% honest – if your shirt is tucked into a roll, have them just tell you to pull your shirt out, etc.
  • Most of all, wear one of your favorite outfits.  Don’t buy something new that you might not be comfortable with or know you look good in.  Do your make up and hair as you usually do.  Be yourself!

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@KristenGotMarried: Those are some awesome tips! I’ve always wished I could do a walking away pic, but that would not be attractive for my big ass. Haha.

Post # 19
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1630 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Post # 20
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ladies, embrace who you are. You FI’s love the people that you are not some made up idea of the perfect woman that we have in our minds. I am not happy with my body but I love who I am as a person and so does my fiance. Give yourselves a break and enjoy your e-photos, you diserve it πŸ™‚ 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mwitter80: You two are way too cute for words πŸ™‚

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mwitter80: Amazing! You are so pretty! I love that you are obviously enjoying your photo shoot πŸ™‚ 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Mars62312: You look so happy together, great photos! 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t have anything super constructive to add right now but when I get my pictures back hopefully sometime in the next week, I will add to this thread.. that is, if I have any good, slim angles.

@mwitter80: You are freaking gorgeous. I hope I look half that good in my photos.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee

I’m on the edge of plus sized but I figure I’ll offer what I learned. Sit up straight, let yourself be comfortable and don’t think about anything but having a great time with your Fiance.

Here are some of my faves:

I have the last one on my desk at work and get a ton of compliments on it. πŸ™‚

Edit: I realized the small version of one of the pics looks like my Fiance is missing a tooth! He really has them all, see?!

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m a size 22 but thanks to my dress/amazing photographers I was totally stoked with our e-pics! 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@Mars62312: did you take your pics at ECU?  I’m an alumna and would recognize that campus anywhere..

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@PinkLimeNZ Your e-pics are beautiful. I love your purple dress πŸ™‚

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I learned do NOT wear a dress that only looks good when you stand perfectly straight and don’t move.  I loved my dress when I adjusted it perfectly in the mirror, but walking around it slid up (because of my spanx) and made me look pregnant in some shots.  And when I pulled it down sometimes, I got WAY too much cleavage.  If I could do it again, I’d either get a different outfit, or have Fiance take some practice pics of me so I’d know what the outfit would really look like.

This one is my favorite from the day:

 

Here are some others I liked:

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