(Closed) Disappointed with engagement pictures :(

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Temescal Lake House

This is exactly how I feel. No problem with the photographer. I feel so gross. I have gained 20 pounds. My dress was too tight, my Fiance had bronchitis and looks sick and my hair frizzed and my flower crown wilted. Out of the 60 I like maybe 6. I guess it’s just telling me we need to work on some things before the wedding but I’m still sad 

Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Temescal Lake House

That being said, you both look genuinely happy and so in love which is the most beautiful thing. I hope they grow on you a bit because I think they are great

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee

Pffft here I was expecting some reasonably tragic photos and they are STUNNING! These are seriously great, you both look so good! You should both be so proud of these. Maybe don’t look at them for a day or two and come back with a fresh perspective, because you have absolutely nothing to worry about! 

Post # 49
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Worker bee

What?! I don’t even know if I should be angry for reading all this just to find how beautiful your pictures are hahaha. Bee, it’s definitely your insecurities talking, I’d be happy to have pictures like yours if I could! Give them time to adjust to your eyes and you’ll love them too 🙂

Post # 50
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You look absolutely fantastic- you guys are such a cute couple!  

And I feel that having some jitters with engagement photos usually helps the actual wedding photos turn out better- don’t be afraid to mention what you like/dislike to the photographer (including if you want certain angles or certain types of smiles) so that you get shots you adore from your wedding! 

Post # 51
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Helper bee

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loveisbrewing :  you look adorable. Please do not worry about your appearance. Your fi looks great too!

Post # 52
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I love these photos!! I definitely agree that you’re being too hard on yourself. You two look so happy and in love! <3

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

You’re crazy and I honestly would have thought you were trying for the “oh em gee, I’m so fat and ugly. Everyone tell me how pretty I am” if you had attached the photos in the original post.

You both look great. They’re beautiful photos. And I think the “squinty” eyes are perfect, because they convey so much emotion!

Post # 54
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Blushing bee

So these look like pinterest worthy pic to me! I really think you are too hard on yourself. You both look great!!

Post # 56
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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loveisbrewing :  Those photos are beautiful and you look great! I’m a wedding photographer and I still hate photos of myself….even though I know it’s my own insecurities and has nothing to do with the actual photo. We are our own worst critics unfortunately. This is honestly one of the reasons why engagement photos with your wedding photographer are so important. I also encourage my clients to check in after they’ve gotten their photos and let me know certain things we did that they did or didn’t like…and certain poses they loved. It helps me on the wedding day. Definitely reach out to your photographer and let them know certain poses you DO you like from the session, so they can make sure to do some of that on the wedding day.

For example, my style is very romantic, snuggly, joyful, real emotions, etc. I did was shooting a wedding a couple weeks ago when mid-way through the bride/groom portraits they told me they didn’t really like kissing photos. These clients have been on my books for over a year and we’d already done their engagement session MONTHS ago (where they were in fact kissing!). It’s most definitely NOT a big deal they weren’t into kissing photos but they never seemed unnatural at their session and on top of that they never even told me afterwards. We didn’t do any more kissing photos but I wish they’d have let me know from the beginning because I want them to love their photos!

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

It would be a crime not to use these for a save the date!  Beautiful couple and great photography!

Post # 58
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

You look great, and the pics are really good!  I remember when we first got ours back, I didn’t like them either.  But, I made a folder with just the 15ish ones I did like and never looked at the other ones again.  Once you are just looking at the good ones, you will feel much differently about them.  I really like ours now, and I’m so happy we did them so we can be more comfortable with our photographer and being in front of the camera on our wedding day.

Post # 59
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I was dissapointed with mine too. The photographer we went with was actually a friend. He specialized in photographing nature, but he really wanted to do this for us. It was REALLY hard to find shots that we liked. He gave us no direction for posing so many of the shots looked awkward. To add insult to injury, I was growing out my bangs at the time, and he didn’t tell me they were doing something ‘weird’ in half the shots.

Lesson learned: go with a pro next time.

Post # 60
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Sugar bee

You look lovely so don’t worry.

Choose your two favourite pictures and have them framed.  Send a couple of pictures to your parents and your FI’s parents.  Put the rest in a drawer in a pretty box and just have a look at them occasionally.  

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