(Closed) Bummed Out

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can you get a better photographer to complement your friend?

Post # 4
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You can always try student photographers (you can have a second one!) and a student videographer.. it’s better than nothing!  See if you can find one close by.

Post # 5
19 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Have you thought about talking to your friend and saying that you’d like to have a professional photographer photograph your wedding? Your friend might have their feelings hurt, but they should understand. Obviously you’re concerned about their level of skill and expertise. Have you looke for a professional photographer in your area whose work that you like? They might be able to recommend videographers in your price range.

Post # 6
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I really think you should mention to your friend that you want her to enjoy your wedding, and that after some budget changes you’ve decided to hire a pro. It’ll be awkward, but not nearly as awkward as hating your wedding photos would be!

Post # 8
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@redband: Does her contract allow for you to edit the photos? Editing can go a long way in making an “ok” photo into a stunner as long as the original has no issues with the basics (no crazy blurring or framing issues, photos not overly dark or blown out…etc.).

Post # 9
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@redband:  I am sooo sorry…this situation sounds awful. If I were you I would definitely fire the “friend” who sucks and hire someone else you like better even if it was for less coverage and a little more money. You said your wedding is expensive…is there anything you can cut back on even just a little? Honestly a good photographer will make any wedding look beautiful no matter how much was spent on it whereas a crappy photog can make a 100,000 wedding look like shit because they don’t know what they’re doing.

Post # 10
13248 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m so sorry!  It’s hard, and everyone deserves a good whine about the cost of weddings!  Do you have any guests who are non-professional but particularly good with photography?  Maybe you could ask them to get a copy of their photos after the wedding and have more to work with. 

Post # 11
42 posts

@linguo42:  that is innaccurate. you can’t edit an “ok” photo into a stunner.

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