(Closed) Disappointed….Did I expect too much from my Photography???

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Lucky80710: Those are must have shots! I would be so upset if they didn’t get them.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i’d be disappointed too – that’s a terrible excuse about switching lenses if you had a second shooter, because at least one of them should have been prepared with a zoom lens – but on the other hand, what’s done is done and stewing about this is probably making it worse. it doesn’t sound like she did a bad enough job to be asking for money back, so at this point i would enjoy the pictures you have, and ask around from guests to see if they have any more photos of the moments your photographer missed.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think you were expecting too much.  Any veteran wedding photographer knows that those shots are must haves, and with TWO shooters, it shouldn’t have been a problem.  One should’ve had wide angle and one should’ve had zoom, or however they coordinate it to get the shot.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Photographers should have given you at least 500 pics….we are going to have 8 hours of photography with two shooters and they said we should expect 900-1200 photos.  I would definately call her again and tell her you want all the pictures that she has.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m sorry you are disappointed. I don’t know what the average number of photos is and I had two photographers, but I ended up with nearly 1000 pictures for my 6 hours of coverage.

I was very happy with my pictures, but there were particular poses and moments that my friends and family had better pictures of than the photographers. Maybe because they are more familar the my friends and family and the people that I would have wanted special poses of. I’m sure it must be terribly disappointing, but maybe you can compile friends and family pictures with the professional ones to have a wonderful collection from your beautiful wedding.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

To be honest I feel the same way. For the most part I love our photographs but there is no picture of my husbands face seeing me for the first time (a must) and there is only one good picture of my dad and I. All the pictures of our first kiss are from far away and I wish we had some close ups. It really sucks but its just something I am going to have to get over. There are a few small details that didnt get shot either (my own fault, I should have provided a detailed shot list) and I received almost 3000 photos. Just goes to show that you get what you pay for. I really wish I had spent more on photography because of these things. I LOVED my photographers, working with them was great and they did a really wonderful job and did get a lot of shots that I am incredibly happy with…but just a few small complaints. I know how you feel 🙁

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d be irritated. We got over 200 shots for our engagement pics alone and that was like an hour and a half! So you had two photographers, for 6 hours and you got less than 300 photos? That means they each took 25 pictures an hour on average?!?! That’s absurd!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think you are expecting too much and I feel really sad for you! How disappointing!!!

It makes me very nervous hearing that even with TWO photographers they missed so many crucial shots! I think we are having 2 at our wedding as well, but we didn’t give them much direction. I wonder if having a concrete list of “must have shots” would have helped? Maybe other brides have done this? 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ok-that seems like total Crap! I am sure it will do NO good to argue the point after-the-fact, but can you use the must have shot list as a bargaining chip for some sort of discount? That seems pretty inexcusable to me! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not expecting too much at all. Our church had similar restrictions and the photographers didn’t get any of the guys in the church, including the groom seeing me for the first time. IMO that is the best part of the entire ceremony. I unfortunately did not specify what I wanted so therefore they didn’t worry about it. However, I think those kinds of shots should be standard. If you have a camera with a memory stick that can hold thousands of shots, take pictures of the (*&*^(*& floor, pews and walls for all I care. You can always delete aftewards. I hope the pictures you did receive will help you remember your very special day!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am so sorry this happened to you! In my opinion, you should review your contract and ask for at least some money back. If they were supposed to guarantee you a certain amount of shots, following a list and didn’t, etc, then you are entitled to what you paid for. It’s one thing just not be happy with how pictures came out, or even a few missed shots, but to have only 200 shots from an entire wedding is unacceptable. I don’t think you should stew in it either, however I do think you should fight for what you paid for.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would be so upset 🙁  It doesnt sound like you got very many pictures either, but this should have been discussed in the contract.  Usually photographers will say they take 60 photos an hour, for example, or give a general idea like 500 pics total…

I hope some other people took some candids with their cameras so you can still have those special moments captured, how sad that your photog missed those!!!  Did they seem ok when you researched them??  It’s kind of hard now if it wasn’t detailed in writing, besides, I don’t know if any money back would make you feel better with something as important as this, you can’t get that time back.

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