(Closed) Dealing With Disappointment – NWR Vent

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ugh that really really sucks. I hate it when timing just comes and bites you in the a$$. I say submit to other blogs ASAP, I mean it sounds like with the amount of work you put into it people are going to realize you didn’t throw it together overnight to one up the other photographer. Plus, people who are looking for inspiration photos will definitely love more than one shoot to look at! AND great photos are great photos. There’s no such thing as bad publicity right? I’m sure you’ll get people contacting you for more info no matter what! Just keep on plugging through it. I’m a strong believer that everything happens for a reason πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m dying to know what the theme was and what the backdrop looked like!

Post # 7
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@PassionatePhotoLady: It’s not off topic at all and I can totally understand your dissapointment !

You know, I would love to see some pics? I’m sure they are amazing !

Everyone has something that they are proud of. For me, it is my writing. For years people have asked to read my book but I kinda kept it my own for as long as possible. I finally relented and gave it to 3 persons I love and trust. None of them read it and it’s been almost 2 years ! They said they were super excitd to read it but never did ! lol

So you see, as long as you are proud of yourself, that’s all that matters because you will be able to carry that pride with you forever. No one will take it from you ever !

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I completely agree with Bakerella!  It sounds like you worked really hard on the shoot, and there’s no way anyone could think you copied another shoot so quickly with so much effort put into it!  I wish I could say it better, but really, Bakerella said it better than I ever could. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Can you have it featured in a local bridal magazine? That will probably get you more clients, anyway!

I would still try for smaller wedding blogs, though. I know for myself, at least, I go here and maybe a different blog once a week or something. I think a lot of brides have blog-loyalty once they find one they like, so they won’t even know about the other photographer’s shoot.

I’m sorry this happened, though, that really sucks! πŸ™

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

No, definitely not off topic.  A little bit overnight though, at least in my time zone. πŸ˜‰

That does suck.  I think it’s the sort of thing that can happen in a lot of fields and it’s so frustrating because you KNOW you worked hard on this original idea and now you’re afraid people will think you just copied it and all that work has gone to waste.  Which it may or may not… having not seen the two shoots I can’t really tell how similar they look, but I suspect you brought your own eye and style to it so even if the themes are similar yours may still look original and stunning.

I love jo.lee’s idea to try to get it featured in local wedding magazines/local websites though.

Post # 11
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489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

If you think yours is better, you should keep submitting it!  You didn’t rip him off after all, you don’t need to act like you did.

You’re right though- being unique isn’t always possible- but you can be better πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You’ll still get great exposure on other blogs. After all, that one photog can’t service all the brides that fall in love with them – they won’t be in the right part of the country, or won’t have the time. Having fabulous pics out there is only a plus, and brides won’t be looking hard enough to compare it as a “ripoff” shoot. Only photogs/industry pros see enough/judge enough to see those things. Most brides just see pretty pics/talent.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@PassionatePhotoLady:

How did I get over it? I focused on the fact that when I read it, it still makes me cry. (in a I’m-such-a-hopeless-romantic kinda of way). Besides, my sis and friend looooooved it (the only two people who did read it). That’s kudos enough. Still trying to get my husband to read but he hasn’t read a book in his life, lol !

Post # 15
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614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’m so sorry! That’s a bummer. πŸ™ Good luck in your hunt! Here are the blogs/mags I have read:

 

Style Me Pretty

Southern Weddings

Weddings Unveiled

Snippets and Ink

Offbeat Bride

Practical Wedding

100 layer cake

once wed

Elizabeth Ann Designs

The Knot magazines

Bride

Martha Stewart Wedding

In Style Weddings

D Weddings

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