- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
I’m not sure what to do. Fiance and I got our engagement pics done this weekend and while we havent gotten them back, I’m having some second thoughts about the photographer. She was super nice, but I’m not sure she had the creativity that I wanted. She was WAY cheaper than a lot of the other photographers we looked at, but friends had suggested her and said she was amazing, and when we met with her she told us she was super creative and thought up ideas of things we could do for engagement pics.
Well, maybe it was because she was unfamiliar with the area we took pics at, but she didn’t have us do any poses besides basically stand there and kiss. A lot of times I would point out, ‘hey that wall might be a nice picture’, or ‘why don’t i stand this way’ or something that I had seen done in other e pics. I brought my own props and when I asked her what to write on the chalkboard she had no idea. So now I’m looking through random e pics and people have creative poses, details, and even ring shots. She didn’t take one picture of my actual ring, hand, anything! So while the pics may come out okay, they wont be any different than pics we have strangers take of us standing there. We haven’t paid for the session, but we paid a deposit months ago. I just don’t want to worry about not having detail pics or creativity in my actual wedding pictures. I’m the bride I dont want to make sure the photographer is getting my cake or centerpieces etc.
So what would you do? Hire a different photographer who may be more expensive but trust they wouldn’t need my guidance at the wedding? Or is this normal for the photographer??