- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I am here to ask some advice on how to proseed with my photographer.
We recently had an engagement photoshoot. Let me back up a little and tell you that we were looking for a cheaper but talented photographer, and found one that was $800 for both wedding and engagement, which was twice as cheaper than most of the photographers.
She was extremely nice with us, and still is, and I really feel weird because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.
When we arrived to the shoot, the weather was pretty bad – cloudy, cold, dark, crazy wind…I even took my summer hat with me, and was planning to take pics on the grass, but with such weather I left my hat in the car and gave up on idea of taking pics on the grass. Seeing the weather we expressed hesitant about this photoshoot, but she assured us it’s going to fine and we should proseed anyways. We have never done photoshoots before, so decided to trust a professional photographer.
When we got to see our pics it’s was like Jay Leno’s “What did you think was gonna happen?” They turned out horrifying. Our photographer seemed to increase contrast so much that my face looked all bruised. And also really fat (though I am a fit person, not overweight at all). Our noses were red from the cold, we looked weird and sad. My hair was a mess, green in color. The angles she took pics from seemed to exagerate everything not so attractive we had. All poses were dragged, stupid, not comfortable. I though that the photographer is supposed to guide you about how to stand, where to look. She did a mminimum of that, but most of the time we had to improvise, and we got certain results.
She is offering us to return our check, along with dvd of pics if we want. I really hated the pics, but i want to have a dvd in order to see what NOT to do next time. I don’t want it to look like we loved the pics but didn’t wanna pay, and just not honest people. I feel pretty bad about the whole situation. She also offered us to redo the shoot, but I feel it’s gonna be useless, because I don’t think she is able to do what we want – to guide us, and choose right angles. And honestly I don’t care about e-pics, I care about my wedding pics, and I am glad that we got a chance to see what kind of pics she does. Besides after I let her know I hated the pics she won’t be inspired anymore.
Should we just take our check back and leave? Should we not take the dvd?