- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2007
I don’t know how to deal with this, and so I thought I’d take it to the board! Last week, my husband and I were finally able to see our wedding photos, and I’m really rather disappointed in them.
We were looking for a more photojournalistic style, with only a few posed photos of the family occuring right after the ceremony. The posed photos happened…all is fine there. The ones of my family in particular aren’t stellar, but there were 19 of us trying to pull ourselves together for them, and 9 of them were kids. We were bound to wind up with issues in them, really.
But the photojournalistic thing, it…just didn’t happen, it seems! I mean, there are a few photos that turned out fun and neat, but out of hundreds, there are only a FEW that I like? They took pictures of the FOOD at the cocktail reception, for heaven’s sake. WTH is up with that? The photos of us dancing during our first dance are admittedly fabulous. I couldn’t be happier with them. But the photos of the people milling about at the party, or even during the ceremony…they just aren’t there. The ones of people at tables and people on the deck outside of the reception area look like photos I would take with my crappy digital camera…they’re random and not photojournalistic in any sense of the word. They seemed to take a lot of pictures of peoples’ backs.
I don’t think I’m being too picky. I don’t think I am, but I guess I can’t be too sure. I looked at the photog’s work online and in studio before commiting to them as our choice. I took in examples of what I didn’t want and what I loved. I thought I’d done well with the choosing, and now I’m sad and don’t know how to deal with it.
Anyone else go through this kind of thing after seeing their photos for the first time? It’s been a week, and I haven’t looked at them since last Friday, they make me so sad to even glance at. It doesn’t help much that I didn’t like my makeup in any of the photos, and in some of the close-up ones of me getting ready, it was extremely obvious that the fake eyelashes I had on my left eye were falling off. Why didn’t the photog SAY anything? After looking at the photos, they clearly had the best view of it as it occurred, and now I have a bunch of photos that look like I have a lazy eye going on. (We fixed the eyelash after I was done, and the outer corner had completely popped off my eyelid all together! If I could go back and change anything that day, it would be to leave those darned things off my face for the day. They were a poor decision, and I’m still trying to get over that and it’s been almost 2 months!)
I have issues, I know. But let me know if this is a feeling that might pass, if you’ve experienced it. I don’t know how to deal with it right now.