Professional pics are in and I HATE THEM!

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

did they send you ALL the pics or just the ones they felt was “good”?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

GoGoAnonon:  Ugh, I’m sorry you’re going through this! Did you have an engagement shoot with your photographer? Looking at his website now, what do you think of other work he’s done? Are there any other photos with a beautiful plus sized woman?

And if you didn’t really pose for pictures of just you and your DH for at least twenty minutes total, with several of those from tge front, that just seems wrong to me. Close ups AND far away. Sure, encourage some talking to eachother, and try to get the couple to laugh. But also have them smiling at the camera.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

GoGoAnonon:  I’m a photographer and I’ve had people ask for ALL the photos – its true, many times the photos are redundant, or yeah someone is making a bad face, etc. But if there really aren’t any good ones of your husband in the ones they sent, I think you are definitely within your rights to ask for others! I’m sorry you’re not happy with them

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

GoGoAnonon:  I don’t think he would give them all to you, but if the only one you have of your husband is one of him sneezing, that’s pretty crazy and I think you could ask for another of your husband…preferably NOT mid-sneeze!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

GoGoAnonon:  could you possibly have some redone at a park? I know I’m going to have cocktail hour with my guest instead of taking photos at the time and then a few weeks later my fi and I will have a session oh photos so we can still have some couple non-photojournalistic shots, as well as having enjoyed our guests. Check with your local community college if they have a photo certificate program some of the studen’s work will be veryyy good. I know because I’m always looking for opp to expand my portfolio and have done this for brides in the past. Ya know? Like get the ring shots, bouquet, shots the main photog might’ve not had time to do.

I completely understand you! I’m having rhinoplasty done before my wedding because I hate my profile view and I know any photog I choose will still probably not be able to only get frontal shots for the most part.

*hugs* If you lived near me I’d so reshoot some for you.

 

[posted examples of photos I have shot of a redo:reenacted ceremony and shots the main photog didn’t capture but can be redone afterwards. Infortunately family and venue shots can’t be re done. :/

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

GoGoAnonon:  omg I had the SAME issue with my pictures! Color and lighting are great but they were all profile pictures and I hate my profile! The double chin is worse and she got the non detailed side of my hair and dress!! It’s so frustrating. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

GoGoAnonon:  I’d be happy to photoshop out a blemish in a few photos for you if you’d like 🙂

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m so sorry! Don’t beat yourself up–your photographers should have known better. I am not a photographer myself, professional or otherwise, but it seems like the obvious thing to photograph you from the side where your hair was, etc. That’s the kind of thing you shouldn’t have to explain to a professional. As far as all the poses being the same and in profile, your reaction is completely understandable because I would be livid if we’d paid somebody good money to be that un-creative. My wedding photos aren’t anything groundbreaking (as in, you won’t be seeing them on Style Me Pretty or anything) but the photographer did get us in a variety of poses and angles, without being directed to do so. In your place I would absolutely ask for the rest of the pictures, especially since the only “good” one of your husband is mid-sneeze. Are you kidding me?!?

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

he sounds like a shitty photographer. If there were three Cs of photography amongst color and clarity- Content will always be the most important. 

Sorry bee! Do a first anniversary shoot with a real artist/pro. Will cost much less than wedding coverage.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I do feel bad that you don’t have great wedding photos, but you said “He has shot a few plus sized women, and all of their pictures are still taken from the side as well. I feel like he doesn’t know how to shoot plus sized women.”  WHY DID YOU BOOK HIM?!?

Anyway, I think in this situation you can ask for all of the pictures.  Explain that you are looking for some non-profile ones, ones that show your hair, ones of just your husband, etc. and that you would really appreciate being able to go through them yourself since you know what you want. Did he send you al of the digital files, or just the album? If you have the digital files, it’s pretty easy to photoshop out the pimple.

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