Post # 1
So the big moment has arrived that I’ve waited a month for. Just got an email that my slideshow is up and I’m dying to see that it’s private bc I hate the pictures. I actually feel like I’m going to throw up right now bc I hate them so much.
They look un-retouched and I HATE THEM. I sent the photog like 5 emails already. I seriously hate them.
What the *&^%.
Don’t they touch up the slideshow?
I got a sneak peak of a few pics and they all look completely different. I don’t know what to think! I’m shocked. The same pics in the slideshow look disgusting and the sneak peak ones look amazing … what the hell happened? I don’t get it?
So pissed right now.
Post # 3
OMG. that stinks. I am sorry =( Can you call her?
Post # 4
Out of 400+ pics, I only really liked about 75 of them. The photographer and I had very different ideas as to what looked nice. I don’t know if it is the high-def digital photography or what, but I looked HORRIBLE in them, and I know there must be a way to soften them up, something a, ahem, mature bride needs. All I know is that I was in pure bliss about the wedding UNTIL I saw the pics!
Hopefully there is a way to make yours look better so you will be happy with them.
Post # 5
MY ARMS LOOK FAT AHHHH … seriously … my arms look huge like triple what they really are in these pictures. Why? Wtf. My face looks so harsh … you can see like little bumps on my skin … in the sneak peak ones my skin looks flawless but in these it’s like I had an allergic reaction and am suffering from freaking hives or something … wth. I think I might die right now.
Post # 6
awww =( hopefully they work on the issues you’re addressing, and i am sure they are not as bad as you think from first glance…
Post # 7
Well the photog just emailed me back that it takes hours and hours to address fine details but he will as long as I’m ok with all the proofs taking much longer than I expected so that he can spend time on the slideshow. I said ok b/c those slideshow pictures are most important. He told me he spent almost 50 hours enhancing them already – there’s around
Post # 8
Do you eventually get a copy of the retouched pictures? Or do you have a print credit that will utiize retouched images?
I wouldn’t worry about the small blemishes on your face, since those can generally be easily removed using the clone stamp tool in photoshop.
See if your photographer fixes these issues for you, and if not there are services online that will retouch pictures for you (I’ve only tried one and it didn’t work out, but hopefully someone can recommend a good online retouching service).
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
🙁 I’m sorry! That’s so frustrating! At least your photog is willing to work with you to give you what you want!
Post # 10
He has spent FIFTY hours enhancing your photos? I don’t understand what could take that long. My sisters didn’t have any retouching or enhancing in their wedding photos and they are beautiful. What could be wrong? What kid of film was used?
Post # 11
You should let us see some. I doubt they’re as bad as you think. I’m sure you looked wonderful!
Post # 12
I haven’t had my wedding yet, but I’ve found in the past when getting photos from events that I’ve been initially really disappointed then realised afterwards I liked them better than I thought.
It sucks that you’re not happy with them though, I hope the photog. does a bit better with them!
There are free programmes online like Picnik where you can make basic adjustments like softening the overall picture and so on. You don’t even have to download that one. It might be worth a try playing around with it to see if that helps any?
Post # 13
I’m sorry to hear you are going through this… hopefully the photog can fix them so that they are to your liking!
Post # 14
oh gosh Bellenga, i feel your pain! i just got mine today too and i’m already frustrated with all of it.
Post # 15
Wow, this is a big fear of mine. I feel so frustrated for you!!!
Since there is more than one lady here with similar problems, do you guys have any suggestions on how to avoid this? Was it a bait and switch situation?
Post # 16
Flamingred, i have no clue about photo retouching … but yeah! That’s what he told me. So .. not sure what he could have done b/c they are pretty “raw” looking.
I will have this figured out soon though. Thank goodness he got back to me and settled how I feel!