(Closed) The mirror is your mother, the camera is your best friend

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ha ha. Every place I tried dresses on did not allow photos. I just trusted in my awareness of my body and ended up with the perfect dress. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

My mum is actually really honest about things like this. She’s not horrible about it, but if something ia unflattering or she thinks other people would notice something off about a particular dress then she would tell me.

Also most place don’t allow photos. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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whnlz :  My Mum too. In fact, she is perhaps the only person as critcal of me as I am. Of course she does it with love, but if I look like poop she calls me on it. 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

no place i went to would let me take pictures.  my mom is one of the people i trust the most to be honest about the dress.  i only went shopping with her.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I have the opposite experience with cameras.  One major reason: no one I tend to run with knows how to photograph short people.  I explain before they take every shot that they really shouldn’t angle it like that, but they do it anyway, and thus my proportions are always heavily skewed and I look really disturbing.  It’s cute when kids have disporportionately large heads in pictures – on adults, it’s just kind of freaky. (Yes, #1 consideration in choosing our wedding photographer – how do short people look in their galleries?  It’s amazing how many pro wedding photographers don’t know how to catch a short woman)

What does work, though, is taking a picture of the mirror.  I noticed this by accident – FH took a picture of me in a sample Bridesmaid or Best Man dress we bought off the internet to see if it was worth asking the girls to buy.  The me in the picture?  Giant headed and wonky.  But the mirror image of me, since I was standing in front of a mirror so we could also get the back of the dress in the shot?  Perfect.  I guess because one is a flat image and isn’t distorted by the angle.

Just a tip for the short bees who are constantly frustrated by the inability to look like an adult in a picture. 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I agree!  Taking pics lets you be more analytical.  You see things that you missed when you had the dress on.  I took pics of every dress and was able to avoid dress regret!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Nice, except I have never heard of a place that allows photos. Obviously some do exist, but maybe not in my city. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

I always find I look better in the mirror than i do in photos LOL. So I like taking photos to see what ‘everyone else’ sees. Taking photos was very important to me, and I would have walked out of any salon that tried to tell me no. Such a scam.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I was toootally the same! I would never make a major purchase without being able to take photos and go home and think about it and look at them first. There were some that I thought I really loved, but then I saw pictures and was like – nope, hell no. That isn’t me at all. Because they’re beautiful dresses it’s easy to love them even when they don’t look great on you. 

All of the places I went to allowed photos thank god or I would have had some serious problems. Fortunately all of the more modern boutique type shops here know that in this day and age we need those photos, you can find everything online anyway if you’re going to try to replicate something. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

I shopped alone and everywhere I went the sales people were happy to take a ton of photos for me. In the end the BACK of my dress made it “the one” and I could never have seen the back of any of them properly without all those pictures. I’m 6’2 and there were actually dresses that made me look stumpy and small in photos which I didn’t think was possible.

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