- 7 years ago
i have been obsessing over this for days and i don’t know what to do. i had such an amazing photographer. and she gave me an awesome deal. basically, she matched my budget because she was already booked in Jamaica the same week as me for another wedding at a different resort. so i think because of this i put her on a pedestal. i didn’t want to offend her by giving her a must have list. i simply trusted her and her vision 100%. not to mention that ON my wedding day i was pretty stressed. i relaxed during and after the ceremony, but some things were rushed, like taking photos with the bridal party on the beach after the ceremony. we had started late the ceremony and so didnt have a lot of time as it was already time for dinner once the ceremony was over.
basically, for all the months i spent obsessing over things and even for years i knew certain pictures i wanted, i didn’t get. i don’t have one nice pic of me and my bridesmaids standing on the beach together! we did pics with the guys and girls standing in this V formation, which is cool. and before the ceremony, we did pics of me and the girls sitting on this pretty couch in a pretty area (where dinner was later set up and held). these are all great pics, but i can’t get over that i didn’t just a pic of me and the BMs on the beach – full length where we could see our dresses! i never would even thought to tell the photographer that this is a crucial shot! i thought it was given! and i didn’t realize in the moment that we didn’t take it. And i guess i am even more frustrated because the day after my wedding, she photographed her other wedding and i have seen those pics on her website – and she has those photos of the bride and BMs on the beach that i wanted at my wedding!
also, if anyone here was following me, you might remember i OBSESSED over my table decor, from centerpieces, to tea lights surrounding the center pieces, to which mix of purple petals to use to my purple napkins. And on the wedding day, i LOVED how the tables looked, they were more perfect than any of the mock ups i had done at home…..but guess what, not ONE picture did my photographer take of the tables! i mean, she took a close up of the centerpiece, and a close up of my menu card, but not one whole overview table shot! i am sooo disappointed about this. but i am more mad at myself because i didnt tell her and i cant expect her to know what was most important to me.
also, i remember being excited about getting a picture of our rings on my gorgeous red ring pillow. i couldnt wait for that picture! but did i bother to communicate this to my photographer? No. and so i do not have one single picture of my ring pillow at all, never mind with the rings on it! she did take some shots of our rings, but they bother me too because my heart shaped diamond is upside down in them!! again, i dont blame her, because i never told her it was heart shaped and its pretty small, so you probably cant tell unless you know and are looking.
i know i can’t go back in time, but i don’t know how to get over this and just be happy with what i have – which are TONS of other great pictures that i love! i was just so looking forward to capturing every detail that i put so much thought into and i didnt get them all. 🙁