Post # 1
It has been 2 months since our wedding and I’m still disappointed with our photos. I just can’t get over it. There are so many pictures missing that I wish we had. And almost none of the pictures are artistic whatsoever. The pictures are basically just like okay … this is what you get. Only a couple of the pictures were edited, I only have one reaction picture of my husband seeing me as a walk down the aisle, I hate almost all of my bridal pictures, a lot of pictures were blurry and/or awkward, etc.
I’m so thankful to have at least have pictures, we almost weren’t going to have any. But now that we did, I wish things went differently.
I literally do not have one long shot picture of the ceremony, only close ups. There are no detail pictures of the venue. Good thing I have pictures of the venue from the internet because no one would know what our venue had looked like. We got married in an apple orchard but you can barely tell in the pictures because all of the pictures are close up!
Has anyone gone through something similar. How do I let this go?
Post # 3
@mylittleviolett: I have never put a lot of faith in photography…it is merely an attempt to ‘capture a moment’ when that moment might have different meanings and perspectives for every single person. I prefer my ‘moment’ to be in my own mind. I look at pictures of my babies now and they do nothing but conjur my own memories and ‘pictures’ in my own mind. They don’t need to be perfect because I have a memory.
Post # 4
@dihy: I understand this sentiment. However, for me photography has always been an art. I love capturing moments myself and it is so special to me to see an exact moment the way it was. I especially love all of the little details that sometimes you might forget without a picture. I wasn’t expecting the pictures to be perfect but maybe I was expecting too much.
Post # 5
I don’t love all of mine either. The photos are awesome but I don’t really like the way I look. I also focused on the (like 3 photos) my photographer didn’t get. Honestly though in a few months this won’t matter as much to you as it does now while it’s all still really fresh in your mind. People usually only print 5-10 photos out to put in their homes anyway. One good photo is all you really need to put somewhere special in your house. Trust me I printed out 8 of mine and still haven’t put them in a frame… a year later hehe.
Also you could have a trash the dress session if you want a few more pretty photos! We did this just so I could get a few photos with my son because we didn’t get a single photo of the 3 of us on our wedding day. I didn’t trash my dress I just wore it in the park… only suffered a few grass marks.
Oh and… I rarely even look at the photos of my decor and such unless I’m trying to help someone on here.
Post # 6
Hate mine too so I don’t have any advice on how to deal w it. our wedding was in Dec and im still irked by it. we don’t even have one full length photo if us standing next to each other in typical bride groom stance. Wtf? All the planning, shot lists and DOC didn’t help . Also only 2 pics of BMs and I , none of just me and GM and none of BMs w DH. None of my mom sbd I except during a special Dance and walking down aisle :(.
Post # 7
@mylittleviolett: i’m not underestimately your disappointment in your photos, but how much did your photography package cost? what is in your contract? did you discuss with your photog your disappointment in the photos? did he offer to fix or help?
Post # 8
@mylittleviolett: I totally understand where you’re coming from as I feel the same way. we did get some good ones but as far as creativity goes…nothing special over here LOL. I just resign to love my damn pics because it’s done and some of them really show the love between my husband and myself And that’s all that matters to me. I’m sure you have some really great photos 🙂 Put a smile on that pretty face
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
Maybe do something lik a honeymoon shoot? Disney and many other resorts offer them. You can even take your wedding attire if you wish or clothes like for an engagement shoot. It wont be the same but its a second chance.
Post # 10
@HappilyEverAfter54: That is perfect for you to get pictures with your son! I can’t believe you didn’t get pictures of all three of you on the big day … that stinks. I thought about doing something like that but it just isn’t the same to me. I hope I feel the same way about my photos soon.
@MrsOrange: Ughh, what the hell? I would be so furious. That is how I feel about the shots we didn’t get. I’m trying to just be happy with the ones I do have but it’s hard when other people have these gorgeous pictures.
@ajillity81: At the beginning of our planning process we hired a photographer but closer to the wedding had to cancel the contract because of financial reasons. My dad couldn’t stand the fact that we wouldn’t have photos so as a gift he booked a photographer for. He didn’t discuss the selection process with me or my H and just picked one on his own. I met with her before the wedding and I disliked everything about her work. But there was nothing I could do about it because my dad already booked her and he had made his decision. I don’t want to sound ungrateful but I knew the pictures would be horrible but I’m trying to deal with it now.
Oh, and also she is horrible to deal with. She is rude and brash and blames everything on me when it’s her fault. She also tried to charge us more than necessary multiple times. I have no idea what the contract states because my dad keeps it secret and I have no idea what her cost was.
Post # 11
@Birdi: Haha you’re awesome, thanks. I’m going to really try to have that same attitude. I mean there really are some great pics and we still have our awesome video!
@dewingedpixie: Thank you for the suggestion 🙂 I definitely want to go Disney soon! But the pictures just wouldn’t be the same to me.
Post # 13
I guess of you weren’t oing to have a photog otherwise just try to be happy with what photos you do have and be thankful your Dad tried to do a nice thing!
Post # 14
I understand how you feel! I have regrets on the pictures that we didn’t get. I wish I had more pictures of me and the girls. We didn’t have time before the wedding to take any. We only have 1 picture of our whole bridal party together. It was really hot that day and 2 of them kept complaining so it just went really fast.
Also, I really don’t like how I look in a lot of them because I had so much make-up on (no make-up trial because the girl didn’t have time before).
I don’t regret our photographer. She was amazing. But I wish that I would have made a better list of pictures to take (family). But you can’t change what’s done. I think it’s easier now to come to terms with it. I’ve stopped looking at my pictures every day, which helps a lot. Now, when I look at them I’m really happy 🙂
I’m sure you have some amazing pictures of your wedding!! Focus on those and remember your special day and all the great moments! :)))
Post # 15
We are in the same boat – i dislike mine very much. They are very “point-and-shoot” looking with no “oomph” or flare. ugh.