Post # 1
So I got my engagement photos back last night, and I was so disappointed that I couldn’t sleep all night. Of the 128 edited photos we were given. We only liked maybe a dozen or so of them. Should I just be happy with a dozen or so photos? My photographer has a very photojournalistic style so we only have 2 pictures that are close up and highlight us. The rest are pretty and frame worthy if you want artistic photos of landscapes. Our photographer is a friend of mine, so I’m afraid to say anything. I’m debating on whether I should spend 700 for an engagement session with another photographer.
Should I just be happy I have a handful of good photos or should I re-take?
Post # 3
@bruinchick4: awwwe I think they’re lovely!
But I love photojournalistic styles.
What are you honestly going to do with more than a dozen that you like?
In reality, I liked a vast majority of our photos and put them into a slideshow for our website and to be displayed at our wedding but I have no idea what I’ll do with them now? Probably print some or make a photo book of them but not much else.
I think you’re being a little greedy… lol
Your pix are beautiful and I love all the different locations! You should be proud!
Post # 4
Oh PS! If you want more close ups, maybe you could have another session with the friend photog asking for more close ups?
I don’t know if he’d mind but its totally understandable to give your photog some direction as to the type of print YOU desire… and he should be able to oblige as long as he has the right lense or two.
Post # 5
@bruinchick4: I honestly love them!
Post # 6
I think your pics are very pretty. If you want more close ups then just tell the photographer that you want to meet for a second time to just focus on a few closer head shots. He .shouldnt charge you more than what you already paid. Also if it’s the same photographer that your having for the weddimg make sure to stress you want more close ups
Post # 7
A dozen is all you need 🙂
Post # 8
i love them but if it was a friend doing it and you fell like you want more close ups then maybe ask if they could re shoot just a few with more of a close up kind of feel to the shoot 🙂
Post # 9
I think they’re amazing. I can see what you mean about them larglely being artistic photos of landscapes, but I sory of like that. I think you both look amazing in them, though. I agree with PP, however. Realisticly, do you need more than a dozen good photos? What are you planning on doing with them?
Post # 11
I had wanted to blow a bunch of them up and frame them for the reception as well as put them on our wedding website
Post # 12
These are gorgeous!!!!! I love them!!! I am the opposite our photographer was more of a portrait photographer and I miss some of the ones that take advantage of the natural scenery, like yours !!! If you plan to use this person for your wedding then discuss what you do and don’t like about your engagement photos
Post # 13
Those photos are completely amazing! But if you want more close ups definitely talk to your friend/photographer and ask. I am sure there would be no problem at all!
Post # 14
WOW! Those are stunning photos. Like, totally amazing. Post the ones you don’t like – I want to see those!
I agree with everyone – what do you need them for, realistically? You will have wedding pictures too. Just make sure that you tell your photographer that you want more posed, portrait style photos.
Edit: I see that you want to blow them up and use them at your reception, or put them on your website. I think you can totally do that with these – they are truly lovely. People will be super impressed!
Post # 15
Stunning photos! Just ask for more close ups for the wedding?
Post # 16
Here are some examples of the ones I didn’t like. They are artistic, but can’t even tell that it’s us.