- 4 years ago
Okay, so I know this is my first post here, but I really want to gain some insight with my situation. I got married about a month ago and received our wedding phots back from the photog last week, and, well…I’m not happy with them. At all.
The situation is sticky/complicated because the photog is a member of my husband’s family (close cousin), and there have been personal issues that I think may have affected the turnout. Firstly, as a close member of the family, she offered a discount (about 450 dollars), but the wedding was only 4 hours long. She admitted to throwing a party the night before and staying up until late hours in the morning, and her performance was lazy all day. We were supposed to take pictures outside by the pond during lunch, but when the food was served, she immediately made a plate and sat down to eat. We voiced our concerns, but her reply was that she hadn’t eaten all day (neither had we?).
We got roughly 300 pictures back from the shoot, but they are not professional (and yes, she does market herself as a professional photog and generally charges 900+ for wedding shoots), and they do not look edited at all. The lighting is bad, there is a lot of noise, and many pictures have what seem to be little specks of light – I assume they’re from her lens?
In any case, I am a novice photographer/editor, so I took it upon myself to edit my wedding pictures. It took about three hours to make minor but very productive changes to the photos. However, I shouldn’t have needed to spend my time doing her work.
I don’t know what to do about the situation. I haven’t contacted her since I received the pictures, although I am certain she knows, since all of her other shoots have a crisp, professional look to them. She seems to put so much time and effort into every other client, but when it came to our wedding, I could have done just as good of a job – and I’m no self proclaimed professional. I’ll attach a couple of photos to show what I mean.
This photo shows the specks; they look like lint, but zoomed in, they are very clear, unlike the rest of the photo, which leads me to believe they were on the lens, or something to that effect.