I love all the wedding advice about how to look good in wedding pictures. I really do. Aside from senior pictures, when else are you going to hire a professional photographer to take pictures of you in all your glamorous glory? Any good photographer will help you pose, but it's nice to know the “chin down and out” trick, and the hip tilt on your own.
BUT… I am also totally looking forward to at least one picture of me with a massive double chin. Why? Because when I laugh, when I'm truly laughing, I get massive chin. And I realized recently that it's great.
I got my master's degree in December (after a trying two and a half years), and it was just me and my friend representing our school. We got to sit next to each other and popped up when our names were called. The dean cracked a joke and we laughed. Someone from the school website snapped our picture. And it was fabulous.
Seriously, I love it. For a second I was like, “…CHIN!” And then I was like, “…awesome.”
I mean, good lord, when you're laughing, you don't give a shit how you look. There's no way I was thinking “Ok, chin down, sparkling eyes, seductive ears.” I was just happy! And, damn, does it show.
Attractive giggling and a well-composed chuckle aren't my thing. I'm a full-mouth, teeth-showing laugher. And I hope that I am laughing at least once on my wedding day and am not caring how I look… because I'll look and feel fabulous anyway.
So yeah, bring on the model-esque posed photos that belong in a magazine, but I hope the photographer also catches me in at least one double-chin moment.