Were you unhappy your wedding photos?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m so sorry to hear this. We are nearly date twins – I was married the day before you – and it rained here in England too. In fact it was the only rainy day we’d had for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks afterwards plus the temperature dropped by at least 10 degrees for that day alone. So it seems as if the weather did not smile on us 24/25 May brides!

I love my pictures though because we were lucky enough to overcome the rain with the assistance of my great photographer who was always one jump ahead of what the weather might drop on us and always had a cunning plan to get the best locations.

But try not to have too many regrets. Sometimes there are things  you can’t control and although hindsight is a wonderful thing, on the day you have to go with what gets thrown at you. I hope your memories are all happy ones even if you aren’t as keen on your pictures as you’d hoped. In fact, I expect like all of us, you are probably hypercritical and I’ll bet your photographs are nowhere near as bad as you think. 

Post # 4
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631 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@kmarie719:  So sorry to hear this. Posed photos can feel/look forced and odd no matter how you’re feeling but it sounds like your photographer didn’t capture a lot of happy candid moments? What about some of the moments from the ceremony/reception? First dance? Cake cutting? Do you feel like there’s some happiness coming through in those shots?

Post # 7
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511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you really dislike the photos, bear in mind that you can still put on the dress and suit again and go get some lovely portraits done. Candid wedding shots can’t be recaptured, but posed couple shots are easy enough to replicate.

Post # 8
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2079 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@kmarie719:  Yes, I was unhappy with most of our photos. We hired the lady that did our engagement pictures, and did a beautiful job on them, to do our wedding photos, which was a big mistake. She had no experience doing weddings or taking photos of an event which incluced more than five people.

We hired her based upon the good job she did on our engagement pictures, her ability to do make-up as well, and the price.

She showed up unprepared and our photos came back with less than average quality. Most of the photos were way off center, many of them were out of focus and most them looked amateur at best. There were only a handful of photos of me and DH together. Most of the photos were candid.

If I could do it all over again, photos would be the area where would splurge and we’d do our own make-up.

Post # 10
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852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kmarie719:  I am sorry about your photos….. Here is my suggestion…. look on Groupon, Living Social, Travelzoo for a discounted photography session.  GRab your fiance, put on your dress and go take new photos…….I know that some people may be missing (family, bridal party, etc) but at least you will have photos of you that you may end up liking…….. 

Post # 11
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2079 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@kmarie719:  Thank you, yes, we had a few good ones we ended up framing. We might do a “reshoot” next year with a professional photographer.

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