(Closed) Disappointed with wedding pics! : (

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Did you tell him the mascot was going to be there and what time? If you didn’t, you can’t really blame him for missing it. If you did tell him and he didn’t, then yeah thats pretty shitty.

610 photos is quite a bit. As long as your contract doesnt say you were supposed to have 1000+, that’s probably fine. If you think about it, if you had a 5 hour event, that’s literally a photo every 30 seconds. How many do you need?!

If you have a few that you like, focus on those. You can also your friends and fam for their photos – they are sometimes suprisingly good!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

How many photos does your contract stipulate? How many hours was he to stay, as per your contract?

Did he know about the mascot? Did he do detail shots at the other weddings, and not yours? Or does he just not do detail shots? I interviewed a fabulous photojournalist photog for our wedding and he mentioned he doesn’t do the detail shots, so it was a no for me. 

Post # 4
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1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front

Can you share some pics? :×)

Post # 5
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510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

As others have said, look in your contract and see what it said regarding time lines and number of photos. For me, I scheduled the times the photographer and videographer would be here on my contract. They left at 9 PM, which was in my contract since they arrived at 1 PM for getting ready shots. 

I know it is too late, and I am so sorry you are dealing with this, but let this be a Public Service Announcement to any others out there looking to use a “family friend” to save on costs. Typically, this is not a good idea. Instead of a professional relationship and contract, the family/friend aspect can get in the way and it sounds like he was not nearly as professional as he should have been.

At this point, your contract and what details are in there is all you can really fall back on. If he DID violate something in the contract, you have grounds for a refund. If not, I am not sure what else can be done. Sorry bee.  

Post # 8
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Busy bee

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gypsy129 :  oh wow you are a stunning bride! On pictures of the room decor and moments like the college mascot surprise I can see why you are disappointed. The 10pm departure is beyond unacceptable. Yes you have to tell him you are unhappy. Maybe he will knock some money off or throw in something extra. Maybe you could do a fun photo shoot around your city with another photographer to get more of you guys. Put your dress back on and have a fun day shooting. I’m sorry you have to deal a this :/

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I understand your frustration, and don’t have much helpful advice to give, but I wanted to let you know that those pictures you posted are great!  I can only hope that I get a few great shots like this from my wedding. 

Post # 10
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381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Sorry about your disappointment bee.

I can’t stress how important it is to have a shot list. Never assume they’ll do what you expect. You’re paying for talent but also a service too.

Post # 12
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235 posts
Helper bee

Most of my photos were beautifully shot, but I was still disappointed. I didn’t have the time to take a nice bridal portrait with my bouquet. I didn’t getting any photos of my mom, sister, and me together. My photographer didn’t take any photos of my parents as a couple. And my brother was in maybe one or two photos total. I guess I really needed to spell it out for the photographer and have a VERY specific shot list. The photos of my husband and I as a couple were good, but a lot of them were taken on my “bad” side. Ugh.

I’m actually thinking of doing a formal bridal portrait in the next couple months. 

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