Post # 1
We talk on here all the time about how we’re our worst critics…. How do you get over that?
My photographers posted a preview on their blog of my wedding. They did an amazing job, the pictures are shot and edited beautilly, but I hate the face I’m making in about 60% of them.
I’m not good at having my picture taken. I gained about 10 lbs in the months leading up to my wedding instead of losing. I have really bad posture. But I could deal with that if I wasn’t making such stupid faces lol.
I worry that if these were the best pictures they took, am I going to look even stupider when I get the rest back?
Tips for getting over this???? Or do I just have to focus on the few I like and not worry about the rest?
EDIT: I’m removing the link. Thanks for the advice. I didn’t mean to come across as fishing for compliments, I just really wanted to know if I was making stupid faces.
Post # 2
Girl, you look absolutely beautiful! We are our own worst critics, but truly, you look stunning and the love between you and your husband really shines through in these photos 🙂 I’m not sure of how to practically get over the insecurity because I know how that feels, but just try to focus on the emotions the photos evoke and the ones you feel really great about. There will of course be less flattering photos in any set, but just try not to worry about that!
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
Absolutely gorgeous pictures! I see a beauitful bride who looked excited to be marrying the love of her life! I’m not sure what facial expressions you don’t like in these pictures, but I imagine you’re just being very critical and hard on yourself.
Post # 4
You’re kidding right? You’re gorgeous, the pictures are gorgeous.
Post # 5
Your pictures are amazing and you look fantastic! I love the one of you and your wedding party in the tall grass!! I am definitely the first to pick out flaws in photos of myself, but really these photos are great!
Post # 6
I had to see for myself so I clicked on the link. Your photos are STUNNING. You were expressive throughout and looked beautiful.
Post # 7
You’re kidding right? These pictures are beautiful and I love your faces!! They’re so candid and fun. You honestly look amazing in all of these! Even the sillier ones. I’m praying my face looks half as good as yours in my pictures.
But I can understand how you feel, we’re all our own worst critic. When I got my engagement photos back I loved them, but not me in them. I just kept looking at them and trying to remind myself that I was just being too critical. Try looking at the picture as a whole and seeing the love emotion and not focusing on your face. That helped me get over it. Also having other people tell you how awesome they are and how pretty you look helps give you a reality check.
Post # 8
I tried really hard to find something wrong with your pictures but theyre beautiful. You’re definitely being too critical of yourself.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
You look absolutely beautiful. Those photos of you two by the water are stunning. 😆 But I understand how you feel. I’m not photogenic and tend to make this weird face in photos. Smiling is still foreign to me since I just had braces removed last year so before that I rarely smiled or laughed. We are definitely our own worst critics! I’m sure your husband looks at the photos and sees perfection. Congratulations!
Post # 10
That’s 100% how I feel about both my engagement pictures and these wedding photos. Love them! Love my photographers! Don’t love me in them. But thank you so much for your kind words, maybe just looking at them a little longer will have me get used to them, instead of focusing on the things I don’t like.
Thank you so much, everyone! It helps to know I’m being a little bit silly. I’m pretty self-conscious, but I was trying to relax and have fun and I guess I feel like I should’ve been a little more aware on how that would photograph. But you’re all right! Those are genuine emotions and I should focus on that 🙂 I can always just hang the ones I feel most pretty in, and keep the others in an album to help me remember the day.
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
Ok, so I genuinely teared up at your photos!! <3
All I see is a ridiculously happy couple, to be honest 🙂
We’re our own worst critics and I think the other Bees have some great ideas of how to move past this 🙂
Post # 12
I’m really hoping this is a fake post. If it’s not, you need to see a therapist for body dysmorphia and or narcissism. The girl in the pictures is pretty and shouldn’t be fishing for compliments from strangers.
Post # 13
these photos are beautiful! you’re definitely being your own worst critic because I don’t see any weird faces. Congrats bee and I hope you love the rest of the photos from your day 🙂
Post # 14
You look absolutely beautiful Bee and your wedding looks like it was so much fun!!
Post # 15
“We witnessed a love so effortless and honest that photographing them was almost too easy.”
I think what the photographer said summed up what I think about those photos best. Both of you look so effortlessly and honestly in love with each other. You look really natural and ‘you’ in the pictures, it makes me feel happy seeing them!
Also I love your hair and gown!