Post # 1
Does anybody else look totally spastic in most photos? Or often get caught making super weird faces?
Anybody have tips to avoid this? BIL once told me if you exhale while smiling you look more relaxed.
In college, a friend once told me you look less drunk when you open your eyes extra wide. We all looked super surprised in every photo we took that year lmao.
Post # 2
megrays : I don’t really want to get in an Internet fight today so I’m going to pretend you used a word other than spastic.
Yes I totally look weird usually in most photos, either an odd pose or odd face. However, I wouldn’t worry about any of those “tricks” on your wedding day. There will probably be at least 20 cameras pointed at you at any one point, so someone is bound to get a bad angle or timing. So listen to your professional photographer who will know how to how to capture nice images and be able to direct you rather than giving yourself bug eyes because of random advice on the internet. The advice they give will also suit their photographic style, if they want you relaxed they will find a way to relax you. Every good image they get of you is more advertisement for their business.
Post # 3
megrays : my cousin says if you kind of hold your head up it makes your neck look longer. It only really helps my youngest daughter who has a tendency to draw her head back and make it look like she has an awful double chin. The rest of the people she told that look like they are super surprised too becauce they also opened their eyes wide and do that weird fake smile thing in the family Christmas photo last year.
Make your photographer aware of your apprehensions and ask them to try to their best to capture you at your best. You might be surprised what they come up with.
Post # 4
loz24 : ok, it wouldn’t be a fight- I apologize for not thinking
Post # 5
megrays : I think a good tip is to remember to really look at the camera like look into the lens and look at it like you love it. Like its your husband or your favorite male celeb. Like look at it with love and like you want it lol. I think this helps you look less stiff. Sometimes when I think about it it makes me laugh too that I am looking at an object that way and it makes me laugh slightly which can make the photo look like your randomly so happy.
Post # 6
I am always making weird faces… And I’m making a ton of weird faces in a lot of my wedding pictures, but the thing is it’s so me, that I love it. And my husband loves it. And it’s really cool to see my mom in our pictures making the same silly faces I do, seeing where it all comes from. I’m often told that I have a very expressive face, and you can really see it in all my wedding pictures. I personally love how natural they are. So if I were you, I wouldn’t sweat it so much. Be you.
When it comes to posed pictures, just smile big. You’re going to be so happy on that day that the happiness will radiate through the camera. I can tell a HUGE difference between my bridal portraits and my wedding day pictures for example, because I was posing in my bridal portraits and I was just geniunely joyous on my wedding day, they’re so much brighter and more beautiful. That all comes through.
My one advice it to stand up straight, because slouching does look bad. But just be yourself. You have a camera on you ALL DAY long, it would be exhausting to have a posing face on the whole time…
Post # 7
I’ve heard the more you see yourself smile the more natural it’ll feel/look. I guess practice makes perfect! We did a lot of candid shots (80 candid, 20 posed) the posed ones I stressed and unhappy but you can see my eyes and a smile but the candid ones I look so unbelievably happy with squinted eyes and an open mouth in lots – I have those ones hung up and the posed ones are somewhere. Perhaps ask your photographer to do a few candid shots of you just having fun with people after you do a pose. Also, try to make the environment fun, pop some champagne, bring a mini speaker – do what you need to do to make it chill.