(Closed) First look V. Not first look(?)/ I hate my photographer

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you hated your epics, neither a first look or a must have list is going to ensure you don’t hate your wedding pics. I’d do whatever I had to do to switch to a new photographer. A must have list is something you give the photographer to let them know what shots you want-if the photographer sucks it won’t make the shots any prettier.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I have to agree; if you didn’t like your epics, do everything you can to find a new photographer that you DO like.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@shootznladrz89:  I’m gonna regret asking but what did you hate about your engagement photos?

ive never heard of a photag getting in the way of a first look. I can only add that mine went great. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We did a first ‘not look’ since I wanted to grab a few pics before the ceremony but MrDane is quite traditional and didn’t want to see me at all.  I also agree that if you hated your engagement pics, it is probably best to find a new photographer.

Oh, here’s my ‘not looking’ pic so you see what I am talking about… it was one of my favorite moments of the day!

We passed a note to each other around a screen so we couldn’t see each other.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@DaneLady:  I love this. My man thinks first looks are “insane” and I kinda like the tradition of waiting til you’re walking down the aisle… but I know we’ll both be nervous and no one calms us down as well as each other. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Is it at all possible to get a new photographer?  If so I would consider it.  Even being out a deposit (depending on how much) might be worth it for pictures you like. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@DaneLady:  I think that’s the cutest idea ever!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Agreed with the rest of the girls.. If you hate your photographer, you should def find a new one because the last thing you want to do is look back at your wedding photos regeneration upset or angry If moments weren’t captured. 

as far as the first look goes, I am ALLL for it!! It’s a time where my future husband and I can have a few moments together before all e craziness.. I also didn’t like the fact that when I walk down the aisle and go thru the ceremony, we wouldn’t be able to talk to each other and share I the excitement. Plus I want to enjoy our cocktail hour with family and friends!

check out this website I found on Pinterest “7 reasons to see the bride before the ceremony” http://thethingswewouldblog.blogspot.com/search?q=7+reasons+to+see+the+bride

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It sounds like the first look and the hating the photog are two separate issues.  If the issue of your e-pics is fixable, talk to your photographer about what didn’t work for you – a professional should be able to work with you.  If it’s something that can’t be fixed maybe book another photographer.

A pro should be able to do a first look without getting in the way.  There would be nothing wrong with talking to your photographer about wanting to make sure they’re unobtrusive if you have a first look.  We’re doing a first look, talked about it with our photographer, and they were totally on board and talked about how to do it and were supportive.

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