Fish Lips

Ladies, please give the fish lip look a break. I'm a portrait photographer and almost every time I shoot women the first look they give is the fish lips and then I have to let them know that this is a horrible fad that no-one but pimps and soul less men find attractive.


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I'm all for it

Nov 24, 2017 at 2:50pm

What took me months of dating to find out is now present and obvious which now takes all of three seconds to figure out.



Nov 24, 2017 at 3:09pm

That’s actually my natural face


Nov 24, 2017 at 3:45pm

the only thing we women want is to be attractive to men. Right.

it's called 'duck face'...

Nov 24, 2017 at 4:49pm

Who calls it 'fish lips'? Anyway, what do you care if a woman (or a man - because they do it too!) who is paying you to take photos poses with a smile, duck face, or Blue Steel like Derek Zoolander?

If it bothers you that much, perhaps you could give them some guidance as you begin a session, asking what they hope to achieve, what look they are going for/the purpose of the photos, and suggesting how they might tilt their heads, smile, etc. to achieve the most flattering results. I'm sure they'll appreciate learning that, for instance, bringing your head forward minimizes any double chin situations that might arise. People unfamiliar with (or uncomfortable with) being photographed in a professional setting sometimes get nervous and lean back and away from the camera. That's a much worse look than duck lips.

First World Problem

Nov 24, 2017 at 9:10pm


@ Because

Nov 24, 2017 at 10:51pm

Billions spent on make up,trillions on clothing and accessories each year. Just look at any mall or shopping street-90% of the floor area is for women- clothing,makeup,jewelry,shoes,bags,swimwear etc.
You telling me women do all this just for fun?

@Because - Evangeline Gage

Nov 25, 2017 at 4:22am

Well, at the very least I would hope that what you women "want" doesn't consist of looking like chimpanzees with Down syndrome in all your photos.


Nov 25, 2017 at 12:44pm

You're a professional photographer, and you don't know the term for duck face? Something fishy there...

Oh Yeah.

Nov 25, 2017 at 2:52pm

You know that us soulless men have feelings too, you jerk. Just kidding! We don't care what you fucking say.


Nov 27, 2017 at 9:41am

You're the photographer, do your job! Despite what instagram may have you believing, most people aren't pros at having photos taken. you're the pro here, do your job and give them some damn guidance. if I was paying for photos and the photographer just wined about my bad angels instead of giving me their professional wisdom and support, I'd be pissed.

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