Post # 1
I scoured the reviews on wedding wire and went with a company that had excellent reviews. I knew the photographer had her side business in which she charged a lot more, but the owner promised me the pictures would be the same quality. I didn’t find out about her individual company until after I had met with her in which she said even if I wanted to her directly, I couldn’t because I had already made contact with the company. She does this to fill in her schedule.
I had a bad feeling from the beginning but trusted the reviews. We got our pictures this weekend and I just want to cry. Not one picture of just the two of us that is full length with us looking at the camera without something interfering – ie there is one full length, but half of my husbands suit is cut off by flowers. We have a few full length pictures of him hugging me, but she had him wrap his arms around my breast area so you can’t even see the top of my dress and it looks very odd. I thought full length pictures of the bride and groom were a given??? Did I really have to ask her to take those?
Out of 810 pictures, there are only 30 couple shots of which 1/4 are the exact same shot just closer in or farther out. We had over an hour to take couple shots.
Plus, not wanting to be a bridezilla, I didn’t give her a long list. I had three requests – one of us sitting in our chairs with the Mr and Mrs signs I made, extra shots of my husband and my kids, and extra shots of us with my kids. I didn’t get the chair picture, none of my husband and my kids, and only one pose of us with my kids.
I’m so so upset! I can’t even look at the pictures anymore because I really wanted one to frame of my husband and I that showed off the way we were dressed – my dress, his suit.
Am I unreasonable to have expected one picture like that???
Post # 3
@mtbikelover: No you have every right to be upset…..it sounds like she missed some very important pics. The fact that you only asked for 3 things doesn’t make you a bridezilla at all……you were trusting her to do her job! 100% you should have gotten full length shots of the 2 of you.
Have you tried talking to her to see if you are sure you got them all? Doesn’t hurt to ask!
Post # 4
@mtbikelover: You have the right to be upset. like th PP stated maybe she has more pictures that you can look over. Maybe she can work somehting out where she takes some additional pictures of you and your husband all dressed up again. I have heard of brides doing that.
Post # 5
@weddingbound: I am talking with the owner. He is trying to get it resolved and is going through the pictures to try to find something. At this point, I can’t work with her anymore.
Here are the only pictures of us looking at the camera (low res files). For some reason, they are distorted a lot but you can get an idea of what I mean when I say I have no full length pictures:
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
The last picture is GORGEOUS, and one of you kissing on the porch is really cute and shows off your clothes well!
I’m sorry you’re disappointed though, and it sounds understandable – ((hugs))
Post # 7
I love the one of us kissing on the porch, but I wanted one of our faces to frame for the wall.
Post # 8
@mtbikelover: I really like the last pic! I can see what you mean thou that something is off like they are almost a little fuzzy and not as clear as they should be but I don’t think they are that bad really. I think you guys look great!
But I can totally understand not being happy if you were expecting different work. Maybe they will further edit them for you or maybe you guys can go in for a 2nd shoot. Good luck and keep us posted!
Post # 9
@mtbikelover: The last picture would look great on your wall.
Post # 10
“”A little fuzzy” is EXACTLY how I would describe them! Like if she were trying to do that romantic soft filter and it went wrong!
I’m so, so sorry!
Post # 11
To be fair to her these are lo-res files. I’m not sure if that’s why they look so blurry or not. I won’t know until I get the CD in the mail. But many of the images are very washed out.
It was a beautiful day. Lots of blue skies. I thought for sure we would see some blue sky in the pictures.
Post # 12
So you wanted something like the second-to-last photo, but with his arms elsewhere? It sounds like you got a lot of photos, but that she didn’t have the same vision as you did. That’s really unfortunate, but I don’t think it’s possible for anyone to know what exactly what your expectation is unless you told her these things. I’m really sorry if I sound rude, I don’t mean to. I’d be so sad if I were in that position… the photos are so important because they’re the part that sticks. : I’m so sorry.
Post # 13
@MrsManatee: That’s a fair question. But from looking at her blog of pictures she has shot before she always got full-length pictures of the couples. And lots of different variations. I guess I just expected I would get the same.
And not getting any pictures of my husband and my kids after I explicitly asked for them was a big disappointment.
I did get many nice pictures of the tent and decor and of the wedding party. But those arent pictures I want up on my wall. I wanted pictures of my kids and us and pictures of him and I.
Post # 14
@mtbikelover: Have you seen all of the pictures she got or just a sneak peak? Maybe there will be some more once you get your disk. I understand missing some important pictures, Soemhow we didn’t get one with DH and all of our kids. I had the girls with me when we did pictures before and our youngest was sick so she didn’t stay with us for formals after. It makes me so sad to not have those pictures.
Post # 15
@ieatunicorns: Yep! We’ve seen all 800 pictures. The owner is working with her to see if by chance there are any other ones on there that she might not have posted.
For those that suggested getting dressed up and doing them again, my husband doesn’t want to do that. He said it would seem to fake. But what we have decided to do is to hire another photographer and just going and getting some family shots at a park.