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#1 danni

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 08:21 PM

This probably sounds really silly but i absoloutly HATE being photographed sad.gif
Im really worried about this as i do want photo's of our day! Whenever i have a photo taken you can garantee that it comes back looking horrible.
I have had studio 2000 photo's before and i did like them, but they were done professionally in a studio with no-one else around. My FFIL will be doing our photo's and im sure that family will be watching.
Does anyone have any advice for me?
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Posted 12 May 2004 - 08:32 PM

Have you chosen your photographer yet?

All i can suggest is that you find a photographer who is relaxed and fun, that way you are having a good time with them, not 'stand over there, face that way, head up a bit now smile!', sounds like an army drill. Does that make sense? Just have a good time and let them click away.

Also, is there one specific thing in photos of you that you dont like? For example, i always seem to get a double chin. Because i know this, i make a special effort to keep my head up. A friend of mine always has her eyes closed, so she'd try extra hard to keep them open. There are also lots of tricks like putting your hands on your hips so your upper arms dont flatten out and look big smile.gif A good photographer should know all this (i imagine). Occasionally they put advice like this in magazines such as cosmo so you could have a trawl through old editions.

The more photos you have, the more good ones there will be.

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:17 AM

I know my mother HATES having her picture taken. And I'm not a huge fan but the most important thing really is to choose a photographer you feel very comfortable around. So if you think you'd feel better around a female rather than a male photographer, then look around and find a nice lady. I know you've mentioned your FFIL is doing them. Is he a photographer? Is it to save money? Maybe you could hire someone else you feel more comfortable for just a few hours and get your FFIL to take the rest.

I chose my photographer because her style of photgraphy was exactly what I was looking for (more candid, relaxed, "be in the moment" shots and not so much of the "stiff, posed" photography that I'm not a fan of). Then when we met her in person we both felt so relaxed around her and I know I'll have a fantastic day with her.

And as far as different poses that you can do, I would be a bit nervous trying to do that because I think you'd look like you were posing a bit. None of us are perfect but either way you are going to look beautiful and I think you'd look much more beautiful if you weren't trying too hard....just relax....enjoy the day....and your photos will be stunning.

Hope this helps sweety, sorry for the ramblings

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 07:44 PM

Thanks for your replies. biggrin.gif
My future father-in law is doing our photo's.( He has done photo's for family weddings before and they look great) I feel really comfortable with him. Its myself im not comfortable with wink.gif I am hoping that on the day i will feel different coz i will feel like a princess.
My H2B tells me that if i have heaps of gerneral photos taken before the wedding that i will feel better having them done.

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 09:40 PM

I'm sure you will feel so 'fabulous darling' on the day, you will be striking a pose all over the place!

If you still feel bad, just pretend it is your H2B behind the camera, and that you are flirting with him!

Your pics will turn out fine

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 10:44 AM

I hate having my photo taken too. One of the things that I kept in mind at our wedding was the fact my hair and makeup were professionally done, I had the nicest dress that I have ever owned on and the photographer was a professional.
I figured that with all that I couldn't possibly look bad in the photos!
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