Post # 1
IM seriously sitting here completely upset/sad about our e-pics. We love our photographers, honestly they’re great people, and they’re great photographers, Im just not as excited to actually see our pics as i was after the shoot. so many of the pics just don’t do any justice, we honestly felt like they would be the one’s to be creative and fun, but none of the shots were like that, maybe ive just compared too many of their other shoots and was really expecting that. some of the shots we’re squinting into the sun, there’s one i look asleep…one that could be a potential best- he’s not smiling in…and out of a 2 hour + session, granted there was some driving to locations/walking…theres only 40 pictures they have available for us to view on their site and honestly only I only like 4 of them which are good one’s of both of us. maybe it was us, it was our first time in a photo shoot, i’ve been feeling so self conscience about my body-I never go sleeveless, but it was such a HOT MISERABLE day in Seattle…like 90+. I don’t even want to send them to family i feel they’re so awful. since nobody knows me here(hopefully), i’ll post the link…I need honest opinions was it my hair? makeup? are we just not photogenic? or did the photographer just not do a great job of catching ‘us’ at the right moments… Thanks a bunch
Post # 3
I really don’t think they’re that bad. I saw maybe one where it wasn’t a great pic and that was the sleeping one. There’s quite a few nice shots in there and maybe you’re just feeling a bit self conscious – or because of they’re of you you see every flaw. From the outside looking in there’s some lovely pictures of you and your Fiance there. Try to see the good in them and enjoy them!
Post # 4
i like them.
the ones with the globe lights and brick building are cool
Post # 5
i see lots of pics of a beautiful happy couple. we had some bad ones too. i think there’s bound to be a few of those. plus those are just the ones your photog posted; i’m sure there will be more that you’ll like once you see all of them.
Post # 6
I can see what you are saying a bit about not being happy … but I don’t think it’s anything you could have done. You really looked beautiful, natural and happy. I think the lighting was a bit off, either you were in direct sunlight or it was too dark, and the angles were off- there were some where the backs of your heads or only portions of your faces were caught on camera. That being said, there were definitely some I LOVED. The waterfall, walking amongst the trees, with the waterfall.
Regardless of what we bees think, you are not happy. I think you should at least mention something to the photographer. Maybe they can reshoot for you. And since you are not happy, it’s good that this was an engagement session and not your wedding. If you decide you really are not happy with your photographers, maybe you can use this as a reason and rebook with someone else.
Post # 7
I really like the 5th and 14th one!
The one where you were sleeping wasn’t so bad to me.. especially in sepia!
Post # 8
I didn’t like my epics at first. I didn’t look at them for a few days and when I went back realised I was just too nervous/anxious at first and they were great. Give it a few days. They are nice.
Post # 9
I agree with much of her post. It doesn’t matter so much of what we think, if you’re unhappy you should bring it up.
I also wanted to add, you said you spend time looking at other photo shoots and comparing. And I’ll be honest, I think your photos are of equal quality. So chin up darling. (Hugs)
Post # 10
I LOVE your photos!
The one on the stairs with your arms around your Fiance is so sweet and you both look so happy and pretty/handsome. The gum wall one is epically awesome, you both look adorable and in love and – surprise! Gum Wall! That and the Pike Street Market sign photo are so very Seattle and you both look great in them.
I also really love the ones with the water in the background which are amoungst the first few.
These look to me like such great, natural, happy and sweet photos. You will always be your own biggest critic, but your friends and family will love them!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I understand your disappointment but for the record, I think your photos are great!! From your post, I was expecting something terrible but I think there’s some really beautiful shots in there…
I will say that 40 pics is a very low number, we did an hour shoot and got over 200 shots, so I wonder if your photogs just put a select few up and are going to send you the rest?
Post # 12
I like your pics, especially the ones on the steps. But I was in the same boat as you – got my e-pics back, and hated them. So I ended up booking a second e-pics session with another photographer, and we loved those e-pics so much that we ended up changing photographers. In the end, I’m happy we did e-pics so we could get a preview ahead of the wedding.
Post # 13
Thanks all…ya, I was probably just anxious about seeing them…i definitely will email the photographer about what we think. I don’t think we’ll book another photographer, but maybe we can do a re-shoot…they didn’t give any direction really, but im not sure how much should be given, i understand it is a casual shoot, but we don’t know what we’re doing, or when he’s shooting, ya know, 40 is low, considering they said there were over 400 he shot…well, off to email them, thanks all Im going to take a break from staring at them and come back in a few days 🙂
Post # 14
I don’t know, maybe it’s because I always see the best photos on blogs but I think they’re a bit lackluster as well. However, there are a few that are great (ABP_3741 and ABP_3719). It just seems like there are so many from afar–the close ups are the best (ABP_3941 would look great if it was closer); I think you and your Fiance should write down some things that you would like different during the re-shoot. Also, 40 shots is really limited. I’d also choose alternative locations–for example, I’m not too fond of the background APB_3436 and APB_3452 (those are great pics of you two but the background makes it look busy–with the rust colored piping and chainlink fence). I’d also maybe ask to see the ones your photog didn’t send you.
EDIT: So I looked through the website, he really likes taking pics from afar. As for quality, they’re the same as his other photos.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Hmmm. I actually think that the two of you look great, but I agree that your photographer didn’t do you justice. There are a lot of photos in which the light and/or composition are awkward or just off, like this one and this one. He doesn’t know how to make you stand so that unflattering shadows aren’t cast. For example, this one would be so cute if your hair wasn’t casting weird shadows on your fiance’s face, and if your whole face wasn’t cast in shadow.
I agree with@beekiss2 that a lot of them are too far away.In many of them, the two of you look lost in the background.
A lot of them don’t look like professional photos, they just look like photos that someone took with their point and shoot.
But I think that the two of you look adorable, especially here and here.
Are you good with Photoshop? Or even something free like Picnik or Gimp? If you could touch up the photos yourself, maybe crop them differently or fix the lighting, you might feel better about them.
Did you book this photog for your wedding, too? If so, you should sit down with him and be specific about what you liked and didn’t like for your e-shoot, and make sure that he does everything you want him to.
But, believe me, it’s NOT you two – you guys looked great..
Post # 16
I think your photos are nice, but only a few shots really stand out to me as special. My feeling on an e-pics session is that it is a way to get to know your photographer and his/her style. If you aren’t happy with the pics and/or the direction (or lack thereof) you got at the session, I’d advise yout to address this with the photographer or try someone else. The photographer’s approach/style won’t actually be much different at the wedding, unless you ask for what you want. And you don’t want to be anxious on the wedding day about your pics. That shows up in your face.