(Closed) Do I ask?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Not at all, just say that you were hoping to see such and such photos, she’ll either provide or explain that they didn’t turn out.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

there was a thread about this not too long ago.

photogs never give out every single picture, and they take out the pics that had bad lighting/composition/you blinked/etc. how many pics did she give you?

Post # 6
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464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How long did you take pictures for? 31 photos seems really low to me, especially if you had different locations. I received over 200 for my engagement session alone and we had shot in 3 locations. I would definitely ask if you could see the ones from ________ location. If they are all missing then she should definitely either show them to you or explain why they weren’t given to you in the first place.

good luck!

Post # 8
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

31 seems really low to me. i got 200 from my one hour e-session. i would definitely ask for more!

Post # 10
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1405 posts
Bumble bee

We got around 30-40, I don’t think that is too low at all, as long as it’s full coverage.  200 pictures in an hour must of been a ton of repeat poses.  I know some portrait photographers that will only get about 5-10 unique poses in a 1-2 hr time frame, but I am talking very high quality images which require a lot of setup.  I know engagements are more photojournalistic in nature, so you can expect a bit more.  The fact is, different photographers approach it differently.  Newer photographers tend to focus more on quanitity, while older school photographers from the film days would never take that many images in an hour unless each one is unique, it would be a waste of money.  Neither way is right or wrong.

The fact that you don’t have full coverage is an issue.  I would just be honest and ask what happened to the images that were taken at that location, and see what the photographer says.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Most photogs won’t release photos they have not fully edited. And if you haven’t paid for the time it takes to edit 200 images, you won’t be getting them! That’s a lot of editing! Most good wedding photogs deliver 50-90 photos per hour fully edited (it’s different if they just pass the raw or barely edited images on. That takes less time). For an engagement session, she delivered what she promised. Seeing an image on a 2 inch LCD on a camera back while shooting is completely different than seeing it full res on a screen while editing. While those photos may have been great in concept, they mat have failed in execution (weird lighting, one of you had an awkward pse/look on your face, etc).

What are you doing with the photos that you need more than 30 poses, anyway? If she delivered her contracted amount, and those are good, I would just be happy!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

We usually give around 40-60 images for an hour and half session but they are always fully retouched. We often take out ones that for some reason the couple doesn’t look that flattering even if they are technically good. It doesn’t hurt to ask, just let her know you really like the ones she did post.

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