I've wanted to write about this. But, it is kinda hard.
I guess mostly because I know it is a big problem.
But, I don't quite know where I think my own line should be drawn.
This morning I was reading this
(yes. it's true. I was reading that celebrity "news" site...)
& was really glad for Rachael Leigh Cooks
standing up against image doctoring.
What do you think?
Do you think we've become too desensitized to photo editing?
I think it is awful for photo editors to "shave" down someone's hips
or enlarge a gal's chest.
But, is it okay to fix the oily shine on your face with your photoshop?
Or, erase your zits?
Or fix your teeth? Or at least change the light so it flatters you?
I don't know. I am questioning all of that.
Even though I know our wedding photographer was great
(& even more amazing now 6 years later)
& I really do love our photos,
sometimes I look at the pictures & wonder why, as the bride,
I don't look more like a movie star.
Can't they fix that now days?
Make you look better than real life?
Isn't every bride supposed to look like a movie star in her photos?
But, our photographer didn't edit the photos in order
to turn our shots into glamour shots.
(And this is where I need to tell you I don't know anything about photo editing.
And, I am sure he did some editing.
And, that fixing the light or bringing more clarity & such things
are not the things I am talking about.)
They are pictures of the way we really looked.
So, a few hours into a sweaty hot day,
my make-up was mostly gone & my face was all shiney.
Sometimes, I am bummed that he didn't "fix" me with editing magic.
But, really I am glad. (I think I am. No. I am. I am...)