Anyone dissapointed with a significant photo from your photographer?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@aquastar:  If I can be totally honest, as a photographer I sorta wish that “ring shots” had never become a thing. It is definitely lowest on my priority list when I’m working on a crunched timeline because I know that in a pinch I can always meet up with the couple (if they are local) and get that photo any time because the wedding rings are literally the only other thing aside from photos that are kept forever. 🙂 I can definitely understand your disappointment though if he showed a lot of great ring shots as part of his work and you didn’t get a great one. I don’t show ring shots at all on my blog or site so it’s not something that most of my couples expect or specifically request.

Post # 4
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210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Im not married yet(60days to go!:D) but think of it as mariematt said. Its not neccessarily a highly important photo. Would you have rathered a really good ring photo over say a photo of you and your mum/dad? Unfortunately sometimes people dont meet your expectations, but at least your photographer is trying to fix this.. But, Im sure your album will be just as beautiful:) Congrats on the wedding

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@aquastar:  We didn’t have ring shots… no one seems to have noticed or cared, including us for the most part. (We are aware of not having ring shots, but frankly don’t miss them.) You can meet with the photographer if you really want them but it’s not like you HAVE to have them.

Post # 6
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889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think it’s really nice of him to offer himself to get this done. As long as you love your other pics, this is an easy fix 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine was the cake shots – that was probably more because it felt super awkward so looks super awkward AND I’m annoyed because we had ribbons wrapping around our cake and the venue put it with the join facing outwards?? Unfortunately I didn’t notice til the photos which look dodgy because you can clearly see the joins… Haha I’m being nit picky thou because the rest were awesome! Oh I also assume if I didn’t notice the joins that no one else did on the day so meh whatever!

Post # 8
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995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@mariematt:  Agreed. Sometimes I take ring shots, sometimes I don’t. It’s usually something I tackle during any “downtime” I might have, like when guests are just sitting and eating during the reception. If I don’t get time to get one, I don’t sweat it, because I’m usually pretty clear with brides that details, while we do take as many as time permits, are our lowest priority, because we are so focused on capturing fleeting moments. Now if you hire a photog who markets a lot of details, then yes, I would absolutely expect that photo, since details should be much higher on their priority list.

DH and I had no ring shots… We noticed but I wasn’t at all disappointed. I wear the thing every day, don’t really miss having a fancy pro pic of it. Plus I can always take my own if I want…

Post # 9
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think as long as you’re able to get them taken (since they seem important to you), you’re fine.  The rings haven’t changed, just get yours cleaned and polished up real good before you take it in.

That said, we did getting ready pics at my house, and my photographer took some really great shots with my big long veil piled up behind me in front of a window, and she bunched my veil up around our armoire, which is a really nice medium wood tone.  But she caught our CABLE BOX in the shots.  Because of the way she arranged the veil and where my  head ends, it would look weird to crop it out, but you can totally see it cause it’s a big black spot at the top of the pic.  And what’s worse is I hate myself in pictures, but these are some of the very few shots I actually like of myself out of all 1500 pictures. I’m pretty annoyed about it, especially since she could’ve had me sit or pushed the box back.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

After looking through the photos it seemed really strange to me that we have no close up photos of me or DH. Everything’s a full body shot or waist up. I suppose I can always crop the larger ones though so no worries! 

That’s nice of your photographer to take some new shots! 

Post # 11
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771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@aquastar:  I am worried about my wedding, mostly because I have no control over the ceremony photographer. Included in package at the Paris hotel in Vegas. I’m still traumatized that my friends photographer at her wedding caught every girl walking in from the waist up. She was very angry she didn’t have vertical pics of our floor length dresses. It really is scaring me that the most important part for me , the ceremony will be half ass. I am giving my really nice camera to someone- don’t know who but I pray it helps. I also dislike posed pictures, I love the photo journalist look- we shall see. 

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