- Stumptown Lady
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Last month, my sister got married by having an all-indoor ceremony in Las Vegas, and she hired a very well known photographer in her hometown in CA. We were SO excited about this photographer, and we absolutely adored her company and “clicked” with her. However, looking at the wedding pics she just got back this week, all of us (the newlyweds, as well me and my SO) are very underwhelmed with the photos– Is this normal??? My SO and I were ready to hire her for our own wedding, and now we are having MAJOR second thoughts.
I can think of possible excuses.. The wedding was very small and informal, in a hotel suite with little structure- perhaps the photog wasn’t used to that kind of weddings and instead is used to large formal weddings? Maybe she was having an off off day? I’m not sure… The photos look very amateur!
The portraits, which were taken indoors in front of gorgeous holiday decor, have terrible lighting and are very “wide” shots. Not to mention half the guests in every portrait are making embarrasing faces or gestures– Shouldn’t a good photog take their time, direct well, etc? And the ceremony photos are not great either. The photog insisted on keeping the window curtains open, and sure enough there are glares and unflattering reflections in so many ceremony photos. Not to mention, there are wedding guests in the direct foreground of so many photos. The photos look so… chaotic. Amateur.
We had very high expectations as this photographer is well known and is featured in the “big” wedding blogs. It’s up to my sister to talk with the photog about editing and such- but I’m wondering- Anyone else felt this way?? Is this “normal” to feel let down? Too high of expectations?