Genuine happiness is great. It’s great to laugh so hard tears come out of your nose. Too bad it doesn’t translate well into photos.
Observe, this barking laugh:
While the happiness is good, you will notice my squinched eyes. The veins and tendons popping out of my neck and forehead. The skin on my face crumpling into a million dimples. The protruding overbite. The hunched shoulders.
I have been advised to practice smiling in the mirror to make sure my wedding day face translates as well into photos as the setting undoubtedly will. I suck in front of cameras. My natural reaction is to goof around. Look like an idiot. I feel pretentious when I try to be serious.
I’m actually nervous about looking good in my wedding photos.
So all you camera whores out there, I’ve found some advice from the Rock n’ Roll Bride’s owner, editor, and photographer on how to pose in photos. Just thought I’d share the good. Also, note that when she talks about natural laughter, her maw isn’t hanging open like mine.
I’m taking notes.