Post # 1
Do any of you ladies find yourself saying that a lot when you show people photos of your dress? Just wondering. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect everyone to say “OH MY GOD THAT’S GORGEOUS!!1111”, (because truthfully, I’m sure most people don’t actually care) but… the truth is, I truly DON’T think the photos of my dress do it justice. I keep telling myself that professional photography will make all the difference, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little worried.
I love my dress so much. In person, my dress has these beautiful, subtle beads that shimmer in the light and it gives the dress an overall sparkle that I know won’t be captured in photos. Do any of you worry about how well your dress will photograph? Was it something that you took into consideration when purchasing your dress?
Post # 2
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.
Post # 3
Phone pics are tricky. I have my actual dress and I show people pictures of that. It’s not altered yet and it needs some adjustments – it needs some work around the bust and waist. I’ve gotten many wonderful compliments, but it occured to me today when I was showing the photo to my hairdresser that I always seem to follow it with “wait until you see it in person. The picture doesn’t do it justice.”
There were dresses that I tried on and hated that I looked back on photos of and thought “wow, that looks really nice!” but I would have never have been happy wearing them and that’s what is more important, I suppose.
Our photographer is amazing and I can’t wait to see the dress shots he comes up with. I guess I just want my photos to really capture all of the reasons why I love my dress so much!
Post # 4
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
- 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
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
My Dress on me
Post # 7
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
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.
Post # 9
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!
Wow, you look great!
Post # 10
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
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 # 12
I’m glad that other people worry about this and I’m not a crazy person!
Post # 13
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
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
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!