(Closed) unphotogenic…

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I was scared of it too, people say I look good in pictures but I just see the negatives and dont think I am photogenic.  Are you doing an engagement session with your photographer?  This could be a great way to see how you will look in their photos and talk to them.  Im sure they can recommend some good angels and some smiling tips 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m horribly unphotogenic. I have a big nose and vampire canines and I always manage to look squinty and washed out…but there are still great pictures of me. Such is life. A good photographer will get tons of great photos of you, I’m sure.

Hopefully this doesn’t sound too creepy…but I looked at the pics on your blogs, and you look great! Don’t worry about it. 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Oh, I’m totally unphotogenic too. I hate how I look in photos! I just hired the best photographer that I could afford and I’m hoping for the best! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

hey.. that’s what photoshop it for!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m really unphotogenic too, you’re not alone. I’ve got the big nose problem too! My photographer says she uses the engagement session to figure out which angles work best for the bride and groom so she doesn’t end up photographing them all day on the wedding day from their bad sides.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ugh *raises hand*.

Even after I’ve just gotten ready to go out or something and am thinking I’m looking pretty good LOL, take a picture and GROSS. It’s so weird. Either the camera is lying or the mirror is lying, and I looked like crap in person too. haha

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Honeybun you made me laugh!!!  I’ve so been there.

I have a strict 3 foot rule when it comes to pics of myself.  The camera needs to be at least 3 feet away from my face or I will most likely hate how I look.

One for sure flattering angle for just about every woman is when the camera is just a little higher than her and she has to look up.  I read somewhere that Princess Di preferred her photographers to shoot her this way because she thought she had a weak chin.  I thought she was flawless.

I’m sure you’ll be beautiful ashleyjane.

 

Post # 10
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Wannabee

A ot of brides tel me how unphotogenic they are, truth is I have NEVER seen a bad looking  bride!  every bride has a glow to them that cannot be explained. Part of teh reasons why i love being a wedding photogrpaher.. 

 

But check out my blog post on how to be more photogenic, 

 

http://www.joesanphoto.com/2009/03/relax-be-happy-be-naturally-you/

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

That’s why photographers take tons of pics! If your photographer takes a thousand or so pics, some have to come out looking great, right?

Out of 400+ pics (we only had the photographer for 2 hrs.), I liked around 75 and not a single one is of just me. But hey, at least we got some nice pics of the wedding!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I hate all pictures of me too. I’m super super unphotogenic, and it stresses me out.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you get nervous when your picture is being taken, I would strongly advise you to meet with a lot of photographers.  We met with 4 or 5 really talented photographers, and finally chose the one whose work was amazing, and who also had a really nice, relaxing personality.  The day of our engagement shoot I was really annoyed because I had rescheduled it due to rain, and it wound up raining on the new day even though the forecast was good.  But my photographer was so calm and encouraging, my husband and I both relaxed and we had a lot of great shots.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I am so nervous about this!  As it turns out so is FH.  So when I brought up doing engagement pics as a way to get comfortable with the photographer he was ll for it.

And I’m so glad… She was really great, just told us to do our stuff and started snapping pictures.  Now that we have th pictures back we know that we should probably ‘pose’ more and talk less LOL.  There are a lot of pictures of one or both of us with our mouths awkwardly open.

I suggest engagement photos and confidence.  But that’s all I’ve got.  Good luck!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I am very nervous about this especially since I was less than thrilled with my engagement photos…i am hoping that the wedding photos will turn out better.  I have never been very photogenic and generally hate pictures of myself.  So, I defintely feel your pain.  I hope everything turns out well for you. good luck!

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