We've secured our amazing photographer for a ridiculous deal, and beautiful pictures are one of the most important wedding elements for us. We know what kind of pictures we want, and our photographer completely understands and shares our vision. So everything should be perfect, right?Wrong.
You see, I am the opposite of photogenic. I've never liked the way that I look in pictures, and it's made me a bit camera shy.
My problem started in middle school, when I should have gotten braces. Due to family issues, I was not able to, and actually never went to the dentist during my late childhood and teens. Because of this, I was really embarrassed about my teeth. So embarrassed in fact, I did not talk to anyone about this until I was 24 YEARS OLD. I did have my teeth fixed, but after so many years of hiding my smile, it's been difficult to get used to smiling in pictures.
I also show a lot of gum when I smile sometimes (does anyone else have this problem?), which I really hate. I know this sounds so superficial, and I am actually wincing while writing this, but it is an issue that I am worried about. On our wedding day, I want to be comfortable, and not worried about how the pictures look. On the other hand, I don't want a bunch of pictures with my weird looking smile!
I'm thinking of just being really open and honest with our photographer about this prior to our wedding day. Any other suggestions? Please be gentle, this is a sensitive issue for me!