Post # 1
My wedding was this past weekend, and I am beyond happy with how everything went!
After thinking about all the great memories, my husband and I realized that our photographer didn’t take 2 “must-have” photos – one of the groom with his groomsmen, and one of the bride with the bridesmaids. I listed both, along with the other must-have’s on my request to the photographer well in advance.
Would it be advisable to bring that up to them and see what they might do in return? Or would that possibly backfire if they don’t edit/touch up our photos to the best of their ability? We keep telling ourselves that we should just drop it, but I have to admit it’s still on my mind. Ugh.
Post # 3
There is not shot of this? These seem like the 2 easist shots to get (besides just the bride and groom).
I would try to wait and get your pictures and then ask. Like you said, you don’t want to stir anything up while they are editing.
Was there not time to take these pictures? If thats the case, I’m not sure its the photographers fault. How could they miss these shots?
Post # 4
There are some cool photos of me and my husband that we just didn’t get to do – so we are going to do them on our own (most are sparkler ones, so we don’t have to be in our wedding attire)
We didn’t get a whole family shot. My mom is upset about this, I’m a little bummed. But if everyone plans on coming to town for my grandmother’s birthday in October, I’ll make sure that there is a good family photo involved 🙂
Post # 5
As caszos mentioned, there are NO shots of this correct? Like, not even a “fun” formal with everyone, or a candid shot? Who was organzing the groups as the formals were being done? Was there at least a shot of the whole wedding party? Usually I’d say that I am not responsible for making sure all the formal groups are included. I have someone else organize the bunches for me, and they let me know when they have gotten every group they want. If they forget a group, that’s their responsibility. However, this seems like a pretty basic shot that the photog should have known to include. Different from the other groups where I don’t even know who your Aunt Betty is to necessarily include her, its easy to tell who the bridesmaids/groomsmen are and most people want this shot.
All that being said though, definitely approach this matter as nicely as possible. Almost every photog has it in their contract they are “not responsible for missed shots.” Even if you put it on a must-have list, the contract supercedes, so he or she probably doesn’t HAVE to do anything for you. Your photog will probably do something small for you though if you mention it nicely. If you were very happy with all the other photos, then I would especially not make too big a deal out of it 🙂
Post # 6
I’d wait until you have the photos in your hand before you go to them about a missed shot. It’s the only way to be positive that you don’t actually have the picture. Once you get the pictures back and it’s missing, you can ask the photographer what happened. However, be aware that there’s not much they can do to make it right at this point. You’re still not going to have that picture no matter what happens now.
Post # 7
Maybe they took a candid one of the group, or maybe you took one but don’t remember. I didn’t remember them taking one of just me… which, I didn’t really care about but I’m a photographer & that’s typically on “the list of pics to take”… then I got the photos back & then remembered taking it, haha. The day went by so fast, only the photos reminded me of everything & there were photos in there that I completely forgot about.
As far as contacting the photographer… I’d wait til you get the photos back, you never know.