(Closed) Questions about full-figured and photos

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

just follow the basic rules for this:

1. shoulders back & head up

2. a 3/4’s profile is generally the most flattering on everyone (it’s where your face is showing but one ear is hidden)

3. the above follows for the body as well.  another trick is to “pop” one knee out with your toe pointed.  (look at Paris Hilton’s red carpet poses she has this perfected!)

these rules work for EVERYONE!

Post # 4
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

Talk to your photographer, and specifically ask to see pics of any heavier clients. Lighting makes a big difference–if your photog can properly light you, and make smart use of shadows, that helps. Twisting your body makes a difference, as do shooting from slightly above, standing up straight, and making sure your arms aren’t flattened against your sides.

For example, look at the difference between the elevated lateral light and the fill light:


If your photog can make good use of natural light and windows v. a non-bounced flash, that will make a difference.

If you’re anything like me (as a photo subject), there will probably be some photos that make you groan. BUT a good photographer should be able to get some gorgeous posed and properly lit shots for display and albums!

You are going to be gorgeous and so full of joy–that will transcend most weight issues. Don’t worry about it too much!

Post # 5
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hope this helps, I have to admit, I did not get very many pics i was happy with at the wedding, I was worried about the same thing too but we went to the beach and done a commitment ceremony afterward and i got a lot of nice pix there. Just talk to your photographer and make sure they know what they are doing, and be happy, It will show through any bad shots! Good Luck!

Post # 6
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

During closed-mouth pictures, press your tongue to the roof of your mouth, it will slim down your jawline.  Also, tilt your head down just slightly.  Wear your hair down, or half-up for e-pics, that will slim your face.

Wear your makeup 15% darker than normal, paying special attention to highlighting your cheekbones, this will give your shots a more dramatic look as well as slimming your face.  Also, if you put a little bit of blush down your jawline to add a very slight shadow, that will help too.

Don’t wear cap sleeves! I learned this the hard way.

Make sure you have plenty of support for the girls, even if it’s your most uncomfortable bra. Making sure they’re up and secure will help in smoothing your tummy. Also, if you’re uncomfortable with your midsection and hips like many women are, you can always request that you do pictures where you’re staggered, in back of him so that maybe you have one arm/shoulder showing.

Hope that helps!

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