(Closed) Disappointed in Engagement photos

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
1799 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Just move on.  You won;y look at them after you have your beautoful wedding photos.  I suggest not using this photographer for your wedding though.

Post # 3
498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think you should call the photographer and express your disapointment with the photos. If she is a professional and this is her livelihood, then she depends on her customers satisfaction and their recommendations. I think you should tell her what is wrong with the photos and ask if she would be willing to take some new photos.

Post # 4
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Find a different photographer.

Post # 5
9416 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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smarie314:  This.


Also, unless she re-does the engagement shoot and they turn out great (and even then.. do you trust her to do it right the first time on the big day? Cus there are no do-overs then…)… find another photographer!

Post # 6
1167 posts
Bumble bee

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tashie16:  Could you share a few with us? We are our own worst critics. 

Post # 7
7934 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

What was wrong with them?

Post # 8
6 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

I hated my e-session too. I got 15 digital copies for $75 and hated all of them but 3, and all 3 my Fiance was not facing the camera. I didn’t express my disappointment but only because we got them for a steal (she is a professional photographer, but she was having a special + offered a military discount). 

If I spent as much as you, I would contact the photog, tell her how you really feel-respectively and see what she can offer you. The worst that could happen is you wont get your money back, and then I would just leave it at that. 

Our wedding photographer was amazing, I’m still waiting for editing, but I’ve seen a few sneak peaks. Haven’t even thought about my e-pix since. 

Post # 9
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Thishappened to me, luckily it was just a trial and I didnt have to put down a deposit until after the session.  The pics were awful, we looked so awful.  There was all of 3 good pics, so I let her know politely that I was very unhappy with them, and we ended up buying a few of the shots that we did like so we had something to use for the save the dates and I parted ways.  We found a new photographer and just had our new session with her and it was 1000000 times better. I would definitely not use this photographer for thr wedding and I would also be upfront and honest and say that you didn’t like the pictures.

Post # 10
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would find a different photographer. We had a similarly awful experience with the first photographer we did our engagement shoot with. Granted, it was a gift from a friend however the photographer’s style/vibe just did not suit us (Throughout the shoot, she got us to play games e.g “yell different types of animals at each other to see if you’re compatible” which seemed a bit silly!)

The worst part was that she was adamant on presenting these pictures to us in a slideshow matched to music and all, at our home even though we had said we weren’t unlikely to purchase much as each canvas/metal print/ album was well over $1000 regardless of size ie A4 cost the same as A0!

She’d clearly spent a lot of time on this and we ended up buying 2 photos for ~$200. She was quite unhappy about this, and made it known to us that she had spent a lot of time editing the pictures, expecting us to make a sizeable purchase.

We eventually said that we may purchase with post-wedding funds but she would not hear of this and even said to us “you know things can happen to my hard drive backups etc so it’s best if you just buy it now”.

Needless to say, we did not end up going with her for our wedding photography. Instead we had our engagement shoot with a different photographer with much better results!

Post # 11
273 posts
Helper bee

Just tell the photographer you don’t like it. 

Post # 12
7231 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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tashie16:  What don’t you like about them? Can you post some?

Post # 13
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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tashie16:  Can we see some? sometimes we are our own worst critic!

Post # 15
42 posts
  • Wedding: Grand Tradition Estate

Well the pic is not THAT bad. You guys look a bit awkward though. Was the shoot awkward? It could just be that your and the photographers chemistry just didn’t mix well. 

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