Post # 1
Well not quite but close
I am getting married out side in Alabama in September, might as well be August. If you guys have ever been to Alabama you know its hotter then hot.
I am very very pale and burn super easy. We are doing pictures and first look outside before our ceremony. I know that I must wear sunscreen. If I dont, I will be sorry really quickly.
I have heard that some sunscreen turns out bad in photo’s because it refects the light or looks ghostly or something.
Has anyone had any good experiances with any types of Sunscreen in photo’s? I am mostly worried about my shoulders and back.
Post # 4
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
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
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
You could also ask your photog.. I’m sure they would have a reccomendation of something you could use
Post # 8
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 # 9
Did a quick Google and found this page: http://mag.weddingcentral.com.au/hair-beauty/lastingmemory.htm
She advises using sunscreen that doesn’t have zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in it. Hope that helps!
Post # 10
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 # 11
@breadandbutterflies: I will be buying it and testing it out Thank you!
Post # 12
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
@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
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
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
@TwoCityBride: I’m sure that not your intention, but your title is misleading and kind of offensive.