(Closed) FI isn’t happy with our e-pics, photographer agreed to retake. Should we?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should we do a mini spring e-session to take a few new pictures or keep the ones we have?
    Retake... I see your FI's point : (29 votes)
    50 %
    Keep the ones you have, they're not bad! : (24 votes)
    41 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    13248 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You have some great pictures, and had you not pointed out the hat hair/beard, I wouldn’t have noticed them.  But once you did, I definitely can see what he’s talking about.  If he’s not happy with them, maybe it’s worth retaking them (as long as you aren’t paying for a whole new shoot!).

    Post # 3
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think if he wants to do it then you should- he should have pictures he likes.

    I totally see what he is saying about hat hair and if the photographer offered- go for it.

    Post # 4
    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Mrs_Amanda:  I’ve seen your e-pics on the boards when I was looking for some inspiration for my e-shoot and I loved your pics. I think you both look great and I would say keep them. However, if I were in your position I would probably feel really bad for my Fiance if he wasn’t happy how he looked in the pictures and would consider doing the mini-shoot (I would try to convice him otherwise first). If convincing didn’t work then I would do the shoot. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    First of all, I think the pics look great…

    Second of all… how is changing photogs going to change his hat hair (or what he sees as the problem)? I mean.. if I hated my hair in a photo shoot, but liked the photos, for the re-shoot, I would just go to a salon beforehand.


    ETA – Whoops, I totally misread this. Sorry – revise my “Second of all” to… yes! Reshoot! 

    Post # 6
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Why not take your photog up on her offer. It may make your Fi more comfortable in photos when the wedding comes around.

    Post # 7
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think the ones you have are amazing and could be in a magazine!  I also agree that it’s not the photographer’s fault that his beard is “patchy” or his hair isn’t how he likes it.  That being said, if she’s offering and it would make him happy, why not?  It’s not like you have to give the originals back, right?  You’ll just get ever more great shots.

    If it were you who were unhappy and not him, would he do a retake session with you?  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    1231 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think they are great pictures! I can see the line that makes it look like “hat hair”, was he wearing a hat? lol Or maybe its just the way his hair grows in. MY brother had that issue until he began cutting in shorter and eliminated the line. You both have to be happy. If he would like to take new ones and your photographer is gracious enough to offer, why not spend more time with her! She seems great and her pictures are gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think the photos look great, and I actually prefer his beard to a completely solid one!  But that’s just me.  Also… uhh… was he wearing a hat before hand?  Because if he was, well, obviously don’t do that again.  I guess if the photographer is offering to do it, just do it – but don’t go over board.  These are engagement photos that will probably soon be trumped by your wedding pictures anyway.  ๐Ÿ™‚


    (My engagement photo experience was horrendous, followed by the SD card being corrupted so we had zero pictures.  She showed me a couple anyway and I absolutely hated them, every single one.  So I understand the desire to get a re-do… but I honestly think your Fiance is over-reacting just a tad ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    Post # 10
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada โ™ฅ EDD- April 2016

    I think your pictures are beautiful!! (: If I was in your position I would take the photographer up on her offer so that my SO would be happy and confident with the pictures.

    Post # 11
    8604 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I can see your FI’s concerns when you actually point them out, but honestly I think I would feel guilty taking up my photographer’s time for something that was purely a cosmetic issue on his end. They are all lovely photos IMO.

    Post # 13
    6019 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    i think we all see our own flaws the most. i wouldnt have noticed what he pointed out on my own. . since the engagement photos are for both of you as a couple you should both be happy with them in the end. as long as the redo is free i would go for it.

    Post # 15
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Mrs_Amanda:  those look like minor fixes that can be done via photoshop; ie, fill in beard and adjust the “lines” on his hair where it looks like there’s an indentation. Would that be something that’s easier for you to accept? ie, have her do the work in fixing the photos to his liking vs retaking the whole thing?


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