(Closed) Bad wedding photography?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

If your photographer is one that edits and does not just turn over everything, there should be minimal bad pictures.  So many people want all the pictures…you don’t want ALL the pictures.  A good photographer should be able to provide the best vision of your day.  I was very worried about mine until I recieved them.  I had myself all worked up since everything else had gone well, the only possible problem was my pictures.  When my pictures came in, they were great.  DOn’t sweat it too much!

Post # 4
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1284 posts
Bumble bee

The sleeve can definitely be edited and so can crying streaks!  Don’t worry!  And if your pics come back and they aren’t edited, just ask her to make the edits (some photographers don’t want to do heavier edits like that initially in case people want to remmeber the imperfections).  My Darling Husband is a photographer and has removed entire cars or people out of photos!  So a little sleeve rip or mascara stain is a piece of cake.

Also, if it makes you feel better, someone spilled red wine down the front of my dress at our cocktail hour (before we were done with photos) and then I actually LIT MY HAIR ON FIRE on a candle after dinner at the reception, to the extent that the room fillled with the scent of burnt hair and my hair smelled that way all night!  Seriously!!!  I swear, after all the tme and money we put into this perfect affair, that is all anyone will remember LOL!  Hopefully mishaps like this are good luck for the future 🙂

Post # 5
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1495 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

anothernewbee16 :  Omg that’s terrible! Glad you can laugh at it now lol I think I am laughing all the things that went wrong on our special day off anyway, with such a big affair things are bound to go wrong but in the end the only thing that matters is that you are married 🙂

Post # 6
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1284 posts
Bumble bee

prinzesschen :  Haha, yep, yo’ve gotta laugh about these things!  I even did that night – what else can you do?   

Post # 7
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens

It sounds like all of the issues were more around small mistakes in the events, rather than the actual quality of the pictures. Like the PP said, those things can be edited out. I would almost like to have some of it photos because my Fiance and are the type to look back and laugh at it. I think there’s a big difference between imperfections in the day and poor quality photos. I’m sure there will plenty of pictures without those imperfections and then the ones with them will just be a good memory. 

Post # 8
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1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I agree with the PP — the photographer can fix the issues you’re concerned about.  I’m sure your pics will be great!

FWIW, I was afraid that my photos were going to be horrible, but I was wrong!  My concern was not that anything went wrong — for the most part, everything went great with our wedding — but instead, my concern was over the fact that I hardly saw or noticed the photographer.  I honestly can’t remember seeing her any time during the ceremony and maybe only once or twice during the reception, including when she told me she was leaving.  So I was afraid that there was no way she could have gotten any great pics.  But she did great — I love my pics.  And I’m even more impressed that I love my pics AND hardly saw her at all!  

Here is one of my favorite pics, that I totally missed as it was happening — this is my 3 year old granddaughter, and 5 year old second cousin (I think?– my first cousin’s son):

Nathan_and_PU

 

Post # 9
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422 posts
Helper bee

Yep, me, and the photographer was paid a small fortune for his work well in advance. He did a gorgeous job on my bridals and our engagement pictures, but absolutely dropped the ball on our wedding images. Most of them don’t even look edited. He was a family acquaintance and my biggest regret of our wedding is choosing him to be our photographer.

Post # 10
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767 posts
Busy bee

are there any pictures available yet? From some guests or someone? I’d take a look at those and see how things look, then go from there. I wsa thinking the same thing others have brought up. Since editing is so common now, not really sure what the big worry is- things like a ripped sleeve can be easily edited out usually, and your mascara can probably be fixed too.

My husband gets irritated when I do this, but I don’t think there’s a picture I’ve taken in the last 3 years of me that hasn’t been editied to get rid of my hereditary black circles under my eyes. I’ve fixed some make up smears on pictures of me too. No big deal! I’d stop worrying, even  if you dont like some pictures, I’m sure there will be many that you love.

 

Post # 11
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2110 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

We had two photographers and they took well over 1,000 photos. They gave us about 500-600 to look through so yeh some were awful clearly.

Of the ones they gave us, there are some I don’t like but there’s also some I love. Even out of 600 images you’re still going to find ones you don’t like. For our album we had to pick a maximum of 70 pictures, we thought it would be so easy but it was really hard. We ended up paying extra for more pages so we had a maximum of 90 images (and now our photo album is so heavy) but even with an extra 20 images we spent ages arguing over the final cut.

You will get some images you adore, some that you weren’t expecting and cherish forever. Some of the ones you wanted might not have worked out and there’ll be some where you think “erm… Maybe not that one”. 

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