(Closed) e-pics gone WRONG!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 32
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sorry she treated you that way but I’m so glad you found someone new who wants you to get skin cancer just for pictures!

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@Jbbee:  it depends on the skill level of the photographer, but for less experienced photographers it can be an issue. If they expose for the darker skinned person and overdo it even a little they might blow out the lighter skinned one, which is why you kind of have to err on the dark side. I don’t have a problem photographing mixed race couples, but I don’t mess up my exposures in camera and rely on fixing them later like some photographers do.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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@PassionatePhotoLady:  “You strike me as an extremely sensitive and insecure person and someone that would be difficult for any photographer to work with.”

This comment is just completely out of line. 

Regardless of how emotionally invested you are in this topic or what your opinion is, there is surely a way to phrase it without a personal attack on another bee.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Those comments were rude and out of line ! Glad things are working out now

Post # 36
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Helper bee

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@PassionatePhotoLady:  very true. Just meter incidentally and all is good 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@MrsPanda99:  +100000000 to everything you said! I don’t want to match the freaking shade (of white) of my dress! I will absolutely be getting a spray tan as well. I’ve gotten them before and I always think I look SO much better with a bit of color instead of Casper the friendly ghost!

Post # 38
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@stargazer102706:  I concur. I look healthier and slimmer with a tan. Pasty is not exactly a sexy, healthy looking shade to be. Fiance tells me I will blend into my dress or it will actually be darker than me 😛 I love real tans and tanning beds *gasp* but I will opt for the slightly safer option of a spray tan. I will also trust my photog’s advice even if they don’t deliver it in the best way. They don’t want their clients to be unhappy with their pictures and if you look bad in your pictures you will blame the photog 😛

Post # 39
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Helper bee

Let me do brides a favor. Spray tans looks horrid in photos and they rub off on your wedding dress. Dresses are heavy and hot and you will sweat in them. By the end of the day the spray tan will rub off all over it under your arms and back. You also look orange in photos and make it hard for us to white balance you correctly. Just be your normal skin Tone. 

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

OP, I’m glad you got your full refund & another photographer. 

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@Jbbee:  I’m sure if you get a spray tan the DAY OF the wedding, that would certainly be the case. But 2-3 days before, it will be fine. I know brides that have done it and they looked great. I don’t mind a little color coming off inside the dress if it means I look decent in pictures  🙂

Post # 42
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Helper bee

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@stargazer102706:  They look great to the naked eye but from a photographers perspective they look orange. Get them under a little tungsten light, it’s not good. Spray tans are the bane of many photographers existence. I just spent two weeks retouching a wedding where two girls spray tanned and the others didnt. And at the end of the day the bride looked horrid walking around with her tan all rubbed off on her dress. She also was getting very mad when every second concerned person stopped her to tell her that it was all over her dress and that the inside of her arms were white. It doesn’t come off inside your dress, it comes off all along your bust and all along the sides of your dress where your arms rest and rub. It also comes off your arms. Wedding dresses are the hottest and most complicated piece of clothes you’ll ever wear. It will rub on beading, lace, stain satin. It’s just a nightmare by the end of the night. Obviously totally a personal choice but I’m just offereing the observations I’ve had at the end of many a wedding day. Most of my brides end up cursing the spray tan. 

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper

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@Jbbee:  that is a little misleading. Spray tans do not always rub off on the wedding dress, especially if you get one prior to the actual wedding day. I am all for being happy with your natural color OR opting for a spray tan, but saying that a bride will have a streaky back is misleading. When done properly, a spray tan can look very nice and yes, natural.

Post # 44
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Helper bee

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@Mrs_Amanda:  that’s totally possible. I can only relate my own personal experience. I’ve never edited a wedding where I liked the result.

Post # 45
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

This isn’t going to be popluar, but here goes. You asked the photographer for advice in your email to them:

“My concern is now about our wedding pictures, because I am unsure why these  photos turned out the way they did.  I’m not sure if it was me, my dress,  the pose, or what that made me look so much heavier.  I’m wondering if you  have any advice or input for me so that, on our wedding day, I don’t have the  same feeling of disappointment.
Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/really-disappointed-with-my-engagement-pictures#ixzz2dOVrG3Sj

 

You got what you asked for. They give you tips just like you asked. I don’t fault them for the advice they gave, without reading it exactly (maybe it could have been written better-who knows). I am glad you found a photographer you are excited to work with though, it probably is best for you and your original photographer.

 

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jasonkatie2014:  Yay! I’m glad you found another photographer.  We had some major issues with our engagement photo shoot and were sooo unhappy.  Unfortunatley, we weren’t as lucky as you…we didn’t get our deposit refunded.  BUT we did find photographers that we loved and are amazing and much more natural/comfy to work with.

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