Wedding Pictures: I am so sad

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Oh no I’m sorry to hear that!  I cried when I got my wedding pictures because I looked so awful in them, so I totally feel your pain.  Are you sure the photos they gave you have been edited?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

Awwwwe! That sucks! Photoshop some chins and hopefully you get a few more keepers out of it. I am picky about photography too and would be SOOOO upset so I totally understand. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am really sorry about this! I too know the burden of what we in my family call the “chin chin” gene (my cousin is a UK size 6 and still gets it), and it’s something that has been playing on my mind about wedding pics because I only really like photos of myself in very particular poses. Did your guests have cameras? If so, maybe they got pictures of each other- you could ask everyone to email their best “guest shots” so you can edit them and add them to your album? It sucks that the photographers focused more on the decor than the people present, I would have expected it to at least be half and half. But, like I said, if you ask your guests to send you their best photos, you could be pleasantly surprised 🙂 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Just saw the photos you posted- I love your shawl! And you are so pretty, you look kinda like Anne Hathaway! 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Often, we are our own worst critics…for what it’s worth, I think you look gorgeous in the photos you posted and like PP said above me, I see a resemblance to Anne Hathaway!

Post # 12
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768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m sorry 🙁 I was really disappointed with our photographer as well. I hardly have a single good photo from the ceremony or formals with our family afterwards. I was so bummed because I was hoping to give a photo of us with each family for Christmas, and I just can’t. And the pictures with my mom and her husband are AWFUL! 🙁 Hopefully your friends and family got some good ones that can help fill in the gaps. *hugs*

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@Payless:  I would consider removing double chins above and beyond what is expected of editing. I am a portrait photographer and get the right angle, or get them to move slightly so I wouldn’t need to photoshop it out. I tried once for a friend whose portrait shoot went bad and it can be quite difficult! 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think you need to reset your expectations. I’d expect a photographer to photoshop out red-eyes or adjust color, but I think expecting them to photoshop out a double-chin is a bit much. Red eyes are red eyes; that’s objective. The appearance of a double-chin *and whether it detracts from the photo or not* is highly subjective. And when it gets into subjective stuff, it’s not realistic to expect a photographer will know your values and retouch the way you would.

as to taking photos of every guest, there’s lots of people who will avoid the photographer so unless a huge number of guests are not accounted for, I think you need to let that go. My Fi hates having his picture taken and will do everything he can to dodge the photographer, and I know he’s not the only person who feels that way.

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