(Closed) "The photo doesn't do it justice…"

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

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NovemBride1415:  I get it. I’m pretty short and petite (under 5’2″ and small). My dress is made of a delicate lace bodice. I could tell trying it on that it had been all stretched out from being in the showroom, so in the pictures my dress looks baggy and really boxy/unflattering. I can picture it in my size, all tight and fitted, but I feel like other people can’t see it yet. Haha, they will! 

I did choose my dress with photography in mind. I actually studied photography in college and chose my fabric based on how it would photograph. I know it will look stunning, but it’s just so not fitted in my crappy phone pics so I don’t think the average person can see what I see. 

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Post # 4
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Helper bee

I did with the first one I found, then I decided to scrap it for two reasons, first is the one you mentioned and secondly… Not enough bling without ading stuff to it (booo)… and then Ifound MY dress. I feel like i dont need to say “it looks so much better in person!”

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - The Lodge at Mackenzie Place

I totally get it!  My dress is A-MAZING in person, so much lace detail and the beadwork sash under the bust…swoon! It photographed decently with my phone, but I really hope the professional photography captures how truely beautiful it is…

My first fitting with my veil….

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I totally felt this way about the model wearing my dress. It just looks boring and forgettable. I jazzed it up with a belt and my photographer did an amazing job capturing it on me. 

My Dress on the model

 

vs. 

My Dress on me

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

A sales associate at a bridal store reassured me that camera phones have some sort of auto built-in feature that whites out all the gorgeous details of the lace and beading and texture of wedding dresses.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I feel the same way you do. I love my dress and the model pic is gorgeous but when I saw the pics of me in it from my first fitting, I was a bit disappointed. The lighting in the boutique was very warm and yellow and didn’t really do the dress justice. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will look fabulous on the big day and that my photographer will do it the Justice it deserves. Here’s a pic. We forgot to put the belt on the dress, hehe.

 

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Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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whatsherface04:  I think your dress is beautiful, I can only imagine how gorgeous you’re going to be on the day with proper photography to do you justice!

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natassiakay:  Wow, you look great! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Yes, it looks like a completely different dress in real life. I have the Allure 2709. My dress is ivory lace over ivory tulle which doesn’t stand out as much as champagne/ivory in photos but in real life it does, you can really see the dimmension of it. I’m hoping my photographer can capture the details of the lace!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m surprised you feel that way because I really thought the photos that you posted of your dress were great.  It’s a beautiful dress and  i am sure your wedding photos will rock.  Your dress is stunning.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I actually hate my dress on the model in photos, but loved it when I tried it on in person. So yeah to me the photos don’t do it justice.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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NovemBride1415: i had this concern. My dress had beading from top to bottom and the detail was really intricate. It had the illusion of lace, something i had never seen before. 

I had some really gorgeous photos, and there were some great shots, but i feel with any dress, you will never captre the true beauty of it. Its kind of like when you go on vacation somewhere beautiful, so you take a picture, but the picture never really shows the same as whatbthe eye is seeing.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

i think the light also makes a big difference! store lighting can be pretty harsh, once you’re in a better light, the beautiful details will show better! 

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