(Closed) Do you think our photographer did a "professional" job?

posted 4 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This is insane. All of it.  She sounds like a complete amatuer, because I cannot imagine that any professional photog would ever in 100 years agree to do makeup and photography for one wedding.  I am sorry things did not work out the way that you wanted.  I think this is a situation of ‘you get what you pay for’   Maybe some of your guests captured some photos you might like to have

 

Post # 4
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822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No she doesn’t sound like a professional. 

Post # 6
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3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You could consider doing some formal portraits in your outfits with another photographer.  It’s not ideal… but if you want some posed formals you could still get them.  Or hire someone to do a trash the dress. 

Post # 8
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9145 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

When she agreed to do your makeup and photography that should have been a red flag.  Then she said her equipment rental fell through; professionals own their own equipment and only rent when necessary because their equipment is being repaired.  Ask for the full rights to the photos and any negatives if she used film that way you can take them to someone who actually is a professional to see if they can fix them.

Post # 9
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4525 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I agree with others who said any “real” photographer would not be signing on to do makeup for a wedding the same day as they were doing photography.  I would be beside myself if I were you.

Post # 11
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9239 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

No offense, but the photos don’t look super professional – and her behavior obviously wasn’t.  I’m sorry  🙁  BUT, you two looks absolutely ecstatic and beautiful in the photos!  And that’s the most important part, right?

Post # 12
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12624 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think she did a professional job, but I also don’t think you hired a professional.  No professional photographer is also going to agree to do your hair and makeup on your wedding day.  It sounds like you thought you got a really good bargain with her, but it ended up biting you in the bum.  

If you wanted a completely professional photographer, you should have hired one.  Sorry!

Post # 16
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4525 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@greenidlady:  I’m really sorry that happened to you :-/ It sounds like you got sold down the river by a double amateure. I do makeup application freelance and I just shook my head reading your story, because I know other “artists” and “photographers” would would probably do the same thing to a bride for alot less than $1400.  Photography is very important to me, and if I were you I’d definitely consider rescheduling a new shoot :-/

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