(Closed) Anyone else dissapointed with their photos?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I cried when I got my proofs.  The pics were at best uninspired and totally generic and at worst crooked and awkward. 

It took me a long time to get over how much I disliked them and focus on remembering how I was feeling when they were taken.  It helped me to like them more when I could finally do that.

It made me really grateful that we set up a photoshare website so I could supplement our crappy pictures with guest shots.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had some photo disappointment too.  Just didn’t get every shot I listed, and all of our family family photos are ruined because of bad lighting.

I’m so sorry you’re so disappointed.  It’s hard to have a really good consolation for bad photos, but as my husband likes to remind me…we’ll enjoy it an show to people for the first year and then pull it out only every 5 or so years.  The memories and the marriage are more important!

I would definitely request your guests to share photos to a share site on shutterfly or a group on flickr with instructions on how to upload.

I can’t do this in my situation (we had friendors that took ours as a gift…and it was an incredibly generous gift) but I would definitely express your disappointment.  Did you have a shot list or anything?Just make sure you list specifically what you thought you missed out on.  It might at least make you feel a little better!

Post # 6
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1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yes. We don’t have any good portoraits of as a couple. Ugh. No ring shots.   Hardly any ouside shots, although that was the fault of the weather not the photog.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I just wanted to chime in that you’re not alone in being disappointed in some of your wedding photos.  Overall, I was really happy with our photographer, but there are a bunch of photos I hate because I’m making bad “serious” faces.  She asked us to be serious a few times and I just look either pissed or about to cry.  It’s a huge bummer because there are some photos that would be awesome if I were just smiling.  I tried to focus in on the shots I really loved and those are the ones we chose to frame.

FWIW, I think many people have at least a few wedding photo regrets, even if they loved their photographer.  I’d also second checking with family/friends to see what their photos are like. We got a few really great pics that way.

Post # 8
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1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Thank goodness I wasn’t the only one!!  There is only one picture at a distance of the two of us facing forward, the rest are of either me with the back of his head or vice versa.  And a lot of them were fuzzy and crooked.  I realize we hired him only a couple of months before the wedding, but he was supposed to be a professional wedding photographer, I think he is more suited for graduation pictures!  We have some good ones, just nothing that says wow!!!

Post # 9
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1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

You are not alone. I have alot of regrets about my pictures and my photographer. So much so that I want to re-shoot pics in my dress for our 1yr anniversary. It’s the only solution I could come up with after months of being so let down and sad

Post # 10
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1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We were really unhappy with our pictures as well…like rosychicklet, we set up a photo sharing site for guests to upload pictures. It takes some of the sting out but I can’t believe how much money we spent on pictures that are of such poor quality.

Post # 11
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987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You are definitely not alone.  The majority of our wedding day photos are good but our photog made a wrong turn on her way to where the boys were getting ready so she was too late getting back to where I was to get prep shots of me and my girls.  I didn’t care at the time but everytime I look back on them I’m a little disappointed.  We also hired photogs for our rehearsal BBQ and I regret everything about that decision.  Very few good pictures and a ridiculously small amount of pictures overall.  It happens to a lot of us!

Post # 12
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768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Do you all have any ideas for what could have made them better the day of? I’m really nervous about how my pics will turn out. :-/

Post # 13
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I loved the photos that we got, but wish that we would have gotten more different shots. My fault becuase I didn’t specify, but my SIL is willing to do another shoot for us once the weather gets warmer again, so maybe then we will get the shots I wanted

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Remember you don’t have to like EVERY picture… are there at least a few highlights that you like and could put in an album?

Another option would be to do a “trash the dress” style photo session.  You and your H can go to some cool urban looking area, or run down shack or whatever and have someone take arsty looking shots… those always end up looking better than the official wedding shots anyway, in my opinion.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Have someone other than the photographer or the bride with the shot list. Pray that it doesn’t rain.  I think it’s pretty much a crap shoot. I’m not a good one to talk to because I’m still bummed and my family and hubby don’t care or think that the shots are good.

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