(Closed) e-pics disappointment…so sad

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Post # 47
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Newbee

LPPhotography – I understand you were trying to help. But if that other photographer came on here and saw what you did, there could be an issue.

Post # 48
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1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I really like those pictures. At least you had a little bit of movement and different scenery. I loved my pictures because I didn’t know what else to expect (sooooo naive!) but now I wish I would have picked a more adventurous location and maybe they would have turned out better.

Post # 49
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Bumble bee

I would also ask the photographer to meet with you guys and do a few re-shoots.  You clearly look as though you have been photographed before, but it appears that they should have given your fiance a little more direction.  He looks a little uncomfortable and doesn’t seem to know what he should be doing – which isn’t a comment on him, the photographer should be able to relax people and give them enough direction.

 

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@Bill Potts: you seem to be the only one wanting to make it into an issue right now. I apologized and asked support to please remove the photo. That’s all I can do at the moment.

On pro photo forums we snag and edit each other’s low res stuff all of the time to show how the images can be improved and more often than not it’s actually appreciated. If you want to make a big deal out of it, well then, I would just hope the photog whose work it is, is slightly less sensitive than you.

Clients repost unwatermarked versions of my images all the time on Facebook, whcih is prohibited by copyright law and my contract. I had a client use their portraits for an album band cover once (commercial use that wasn’t purchased). At the end of the day, I may or may not ask them to remove the photo, and usually they oblige and that’s the end of it. I don’t go about threatening lawsuits and the like, especially after they offer to take it down. Attitudes like that are seriously what’s wrong with this country. Besides, it’s not even your work.

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@PassionatePhotoLady: I think you shouldn’t worry too much about Bill Potts. You haven’t purported that the image is yours, everyone here knows the source, and you’re not trying to make any money off of it. 

Post # 52
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Newbee

I really dont care that you edited the image. The other photographer might. That is all I am pointing out.

On pro forums, if you post an image for people to play with, you are granting that license right. Not apples to apples.

Post # 53
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If you don’t care, then why do you keep pushing the issue? There is nothing I can do at the moment so either please let it go, or go run and tell the photographer, who I’m sure would be more concerned with a less than happy bride and the other comments on this thread than the fact I messed with her photo to try to bring out the best in it. This isn’t your fight and not really that big a deal IMO.

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

switching gears a little. . .not from a photography perspective but just a woman who likes to help other women look their best.  you are an attractive person and I really don’t think your pics are bad! but if you do get pics re-shot, i have a few suggestions:

1. wear your hair down! hair down almost always in my opinion looks better in photos except if it’s painstakingly styled up. simple ‘everyday’ updos in my experience don’t tend to photograph as well.

2. if you don’t feel comfortable in sleeveless definitely don’t wear it. . .i think I can tell that you feel uncomfortable at times in the way you are holding your body.

i also agree with the poster who said you look more relaxed than your fiancee; maybe playing around with him, taking some pictures of him yourself in a ‘mock’ session and giving him feedback? (if he’ll cooperate; i know my guy would hate that!)

bottom line though, there are some really cute ones already and really all you need is 1 or 2 images you love, to use at your wedding/ get prints of/ etc.

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wow, that really bites. But perhaps this is for the better?? I’d really hate for you to be left with disappointing wedding photos as well. However, I do wish they gave you the OPTION to have the refund or simply redo the engagement shoot. Bummer. Sorry hun.

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@Krispy1327: Aww, I’m so sorry to hear that, but sadly, I’m also not surprised. As nicely as you worded it, you were still conveying the message that you weren’t 100% happy with the photos. If the photographer felt she gave you great work that was representative of her style and that there wasn’t much she could do to improve on the things you mentioned for the wedding, she made the right choice for both you and her business. You do want to be happy with your wedding photos, so it’s probably for the best. Best of luck in your search for a new photog!

Post # 58
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Blushing bee

Some thoughts…

It is entirely likely your photographer saw this post.  Since there’s a link there, it’s entirely likely they saw the post and all the critiques, and maybe they thought you were even less happy than you say you are, or that you may be swayed by everyone else’s critiques.

The engagement session is often done for a trial run – to get comfortable with everyone, and make sure everyone clicks.  It’s possible they didn’t quite click with you, and are happy you are now letting them off the hook.

Even if they totally did click with you and wanted to service your wedding, it’s possible they saw your email as a red flag.  Maybe they think you are going to find fault with them later too.  Cutting the ties now saves everyone the trauma of wedding photos they are not thrilled about.  That’s not even to say you are picky or high maintenance (and you certainly don’t come across that way!) – it’s just that it’s better if it’s not even an option – the wedding pics are too important.

In any case, it sounds like (as others said) this really is for the best.  Although it is annoying.

Just some thoughts – I hope it helps! Smile

Post # 59
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

personally, I think there are so many adorable ones.. I ESP. LOVE NUMBER 14!!

Post # 60
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Busy bee

Ummm….yes, totally think they saw your post.  You did have some great pics with them… I do love some of those pics though…

Post # 61
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’m sure they saw this post. They probably noticed a spike in their traffic and found the link from here.

This may be a blessing in disguise. I think you can find a better photographer.

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