(Closed) Will I hate my wedding photos?

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I think you’re being too hard on yourself.  I think you look really nice.  My eyes naturally go right to your eyes, so I’m not seeing what you’re seeing.  But even with that said, I think you should have a conversation with your photographer about what your concerns are and if s/he has any advice for you in how you pose or maybe so that s/he can be more conscious about what poses/angles to use. 

Post # 5
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I always find I really don’t like pictures taken of me from downwards looking up, or upwards looking down. For some reason I always think I look fat when they’re done like that. Maybe ask your photographer to take photos of you not from those angles?

Plus, your wedding dress is likely going to be very structured and therefore slimming. You’ll look great!

Post # 6
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think the pics look great and I agree with Mrs. Hot Wings that my eyes go straight to your eyes.  You look great by the way.  This is Alex, Jessica’s friend from high school. lol

Post # 8
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

You guys are so cute!

I’m gonna tell it to you straight 🙂 ….I’m a photographer and I’ve been photographing people for a long time. If I were a plus bride (and I was at one time) I would think about the following:

  • I would never have someone photograph me from below.
  • Distance is everyone’s friend. These close up shots that I see all the time on some bridal blogs are amateurish, because a great photographer will be able to also take images at a long range with a more complex composition. 
  • I would always ask about light retouching. 
  • Solid Colors are more slimming.

I’m a size 12 right now and am not a petite flower. My Fiance is a size 2-3x and is over 6′. I’m really particular about what will be shot at our wedding. I have friends who are professionals shooting it, but I requested some things that were important to me like shooting some of it with film, medium format, narrative images that are less posed and angles that work best with our body frames. 

That being said, ironically, I don’t want an album stacked to the teeth with a million pictures. I’m fine with 10-15 amazing images that tell a story. So! You can edit your own album at the end and only show the few you love. It’s your day! 

Best of luck! 

Post # 10
1203 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You’ll be wearing one of the best constructed pieces of clothing that you’ll ever own, and having someone who is professionally trained in making people look good photographing you. They won’t ALL be perfect, but I suspect you’ll look lovely. I’m about a size 20, and I had plenty of pictures that I loved. 🙂

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