(Closed) Wedding day sunscreen for an Albino Bride…

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I  need to know this too I burn like crazy! and I am having an outdoor wedding (I didnt even think of this)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am super pale as well and was in photos in a wedding in the Dominican. I used L’oreal Ombrelle SPF 60 Milk (make sure its the milk one) and it looked fine in photos, couldn’t tell I was wearing it and I used Shiseido ultra sun protect lotion SPF 50 on my face with a mineral foundation overtop.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know if there is any type of sunscreen that is good for photography. Basically the sunscreen reflects light, so when you are photographed with a flash it will reflect the light off of your skin giving a whitish appearance. That is why it is not adviseable to wear foundation with SPF if you are going to be photographed because you end up with “paste face.”

I would consult your photographer about the lighting situation and see what they have to say about sunscreen.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

You could also ask your photog.. I’m sure they would have a reccomendation of something you could use Smile

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Unfortunately the best sunscreens have a physical sunscreen in them (zinc or titanium dioxide) which can reflect badly in photos. My derm recommended this, and I swear by Water Babies Pure and Simple spf 50. You do need to apply it early and give it time to absorb or you will look white in pics. I find chemical sunscreens just simply don’t work as well.

You can always do a test run before the wedding too. You have a few months, so maybe do a little photo shoot with a family member to see how they turn out? Here is a good article with tips http://www.beautylish.com/a/vmqcg/avoid-the-white-cast-of-sunscreen

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What an informative thread!  I had no idea that sunscren could effect photos.  This is good to know as I will be having an outdoor wedding as well.  Thanks!

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am similarly pale and I hate to admit that I did not wear sunscreen on my wedding day. Keep in mind that i do wear it every other day and am super hyper aware of skin cancer concerns. To me, the frustration of finding one that didn’t “reflect” was not worth it and luckily, it was pretty overcast on my wedding day (not that that matters for skin protection, but you know what I mean).

Maybe you could find some shady areas to take your photos in? How long do you plan on taking your photos for? I would say we were outside for little over an hour, and most of it was spent in the shade. I don’t think I got any color or redness, and this was on one of the crazy, humid, summer-like days of May (my friend from Savannah said it was hot, so I knew she meant it!).

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@MsPanda:  I saw some of the other comments about it giving you “paste face” I am already so pale that I don’t think anyone would have noticed that on me lol. So I am not going to swear that these sunscreens don’t do that but I didn’t notice it on myself at all. You could still see my blush etc in the photos. The rest of my skin looks the same shade of paper white as usual haha.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m sure that not your intention, but your title is misleading and kind of offensive. I thought you were really an albino bride with all the complications and real legitmedical  issues that comes along with being albino and it’s more then just pale skin.

Anyhow it’s not that complicated get a sunscreen with a high level of spf like 50 and  bring it along to reapply it as needed.  As your photographer, but just on my normal camera I never seen any friends or family appear weirdly. Ask you photograhper about that.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I think it makes sense to invest in a very pretty and large parasol to shield you from the sun whenever possible on that day.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@TwoCityBride:  I’m sure that not your intention, but your title is misleading and kind of offensive.


Agreed.

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