Post # 1
I just wanted to offer a few words about wedding photos to anyone who needs a caring word.
I was so worried and stressed about my wedding photos when they first came back from the photographer. In fact, I hated them all! I felt that the photos were low quality and taken really badly.
Just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love now the pictures now, just even after three months, time has a funny way of changing our perspective. They really are not the best shots but I don’t see that now for some reason. I just adore the memories and the people actually in the pictures.
My husband and I also contacted the photographer for the raw files of the best pictures and had them professionally processed and improved by a photoshop studio. It has made a world of difference and now I feel we can have a nice photo album after all.
So ladies if you are unhappy with your wedding photos – you are not alone – I was devastated at the time. However, give it time, and get the raw images processed by a pro. It will get better.
Lots of love xx Mrs Bee xx
This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by kiwihoney. Reason: typos
Post # 2
kiwihoney: So glad you ended up loving your photos. I think another part of your PSA should be, “hey brides, go with a full service photographer with tons of experience who can properly edit and retouch your shots.”
Your photog should not have released shitty, unedited images to you and your DH to fix. The photog should have done it all unless you only paid for raw, unedited images. That is unprofessional, girl!
Bees, make sure you know EXACTLY what your photog is going to deliver and what is covered in your package.
Post # 3
LilRhodyGem: Yes you are exactly right! Ladies make sure you get the best photographer you can afford. It doesn’t seem important at the time as weddings are expensive but you will want lovely pictures afterwards!
Our photographer did edit our pictures but did a disasterous job. His edits caused the pictures to look dark, turned a sunny day grey, sharpened wrinkles into immediate focus and had a widening effect – making everyone look their worst!
That’s why we demanded the raw images and I recommend ANY bride unhappy with her wedding photos does just that. You will be suprised at what can be repaired.<br /><br />XXX
Post # 4
kiwihoney: Good advice. I am glad you were able to save your photos. That would have been heartbreaking!
Post # 5
For me, photography was the one thing I wouldn’t compromise on. I have friends and friends of friends who do wedding photography, but I instead went with the more expensive professional photographer. Yes, it was way more expensive, but I’m compromising on less important things to compensate (flowers are going to be DIY — who remembers flowers anyway? And I’m going with mostly all in-house decor, save for the backdrop and chair sashes. We also used vistaprint for invitations to save even more money and we’re getting our friend to make the table wine for dinner.)