- Mrs P
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
I would really like some advice. We had our e-pics done a little while ago by my work colleagues husband who is a photographer (and this makes it more complicated…). We did still pay for the shoot of course and i don’t know whether or not we got a discount on the normal prices due to knowing his wife… He basically just gave me a price, i thought it was fair enough and agreed….
Now that we have the pictures back, i have to say i don’t really like the editing. The photos otherwise could be ok, but the colours are very bland (not sure if that’s the best word to describe it) – basically they look a bit depressing, even though they were taken on a very lovely country location and the day was fairly bright… I did also get a few photos before editing from and these look great!
Basically to put it bluntly (as my mum did) we look like dead bodies:)! – no colour, but not really black&white either.
I know there is a big trend on vintage look etc, but that’s not really it… they just look sad & colourless.
So i have asked him, if he could send me the original unedited files and he basically said “no” – he doesn’t do that and a more stuff about his work integrity etc….
I was quite taken aback by this email as i was really not expecting as issue there. Now i have had my wedding in between all this and haven’t yet responded to him as there have been way more important things on my mind, but now that i have looked at the photos again i gat all disappointed and frustrated again – these should be happy photos of our engagement and even though we look happy in most of them, overall they still look depressing to me.
So the question is what should i do? Do i try to be more persuasive… actually i have already written an email, but haven’t sent it yet (see underneath – and please let me know what you think, so far i have not mentioned to him that i was not really happy with the photo editing as i expected there to be no issue in getting the originals)?
Should i just let it go (i really find it hard to do that – there really is no extra cost to him and i just find it hard to accept that he just won’t give me the unedited files)?
Mainly i’m worried that if i send the email it will cause an issue between his wife (my colleague) and me, and i work in the same room with her, therefore we see each other every day and so far get along well. Actually i wouldn’t think twice if it was just a photographer that i didn’t have any personal link to. So there is a thing to consider when hiring services of someone you know!
Sorry for the long post & thanks for any advice you might have for me….