- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Ok, here’s the story: Less than a week after the wedding we get word that the photos are ready. Great!…it did seem like a very short amount of time to go through photos and do touch ups where needed, but I brushed those thoughts off.
Now, on the preview site there are 564 photos – half of which are b&w – which means there are really only 282 unique photos. The first thing I noticed is that there are barely ANY of people enjoying themselves at the reception. Not everyone danced that night, but not everyone is into dancing – others have fun by socializing and chatting with other guests. I would have been happy with pictures of people talking, laughing, smiling, etc – it doesn’t matter. I just wanted to see the people. (I am really thankful now that the one and only photograph I insisted upon was a shot of everyone present immediately after the ceremony.)
I was a little upset after my first glance, so I didn’t look at them for a week after receiving the link. I wasn’t sure if I was right to be upset, and I wanted to give myself time to relax about the photos. Now it’s a week later and I pulled them up for a second time – there are two pictures of my immediate family (parents, siblings, and my grandmother) and someones eyes are closed in BOTH. Now I have no good picture to frame of my family and who knows when we will all be together again to take one.
There are a few more things tugging at my heart strings, but those were the main points. Am I right to be upset or am I making too much of this?
We chose a talented and skilled photographer, but only the skill was evident in my photos. It’s as if there were no creative juices flowing on my wedding day, no motivation or inspiration – other weddings shot by this photographer were dazzling and really captured the story of the day. Mine look generic and thoughtless – like a robot was taking the shots instead of a caring, creative, and thoughtful artist – which is what our photog is – just not for my wedding apparently. (OK – this last paragraph was my rant.)