Oh, I’m so glad I’m not the only one!!! We didn’t get any photos of:
my dad and I before he walked me down the aisle
my parents giving me away
close-up of our first kiss
me getting into or out of the limo
close ups that showed any of our expressions whatsoever during our first dance or during the dances with my father and C’s grandmother
photos of me with my mom and dad before the wedding (although my sister took a beautiful one – not sure why neither photographer took advantage of that moment – we were all sitting on the bed together and posing for crying out loud!)
photos of any of the guys’ boutonnieres
decent photo of us being introduced at the reception
C’s face when he first saw me, even though we did “first look” photos…
But we do have a photo of the school bus we hired to bring guests back and forth from the reception to the hotels, the gift boutonnieres I gave to the girls as part of their wedding gift (they matched their handmade purses), a photo of us from behind as we’re being introduced…
Basically we have no photos that capture the emotion of the day in any way, shape or form with anybody, except our happiness together after the ceremony (which is something). And for two photographers for 8 hours (and $5,000), we only got 702 photos.
It’s at the point that I don’t care that it’s been almost 3 months since the wedding and she hasn’t even designed our wedding album yet. I find myself caring more about the fact that it’s been 6 weeks since I ordered a print of one of our engagement photos and it still hasn’t come in (website says 2-4 weeks). 🙁 I asked about getting the other photos, and she said they weren’t up to her standards, so all we get are the 702 that are on the website. I’m really kicking myself now for not going with the other photographer.
I’m sorry we’re in the same boat. And no, I don’t think either of us were expecting too much. I’m doing like the other bees have suggested and have started pestering friends and family for copies of their photos.
(ETA: well, I’m not GLAD I’m not the only one, just happy that I’m not crazy!)