(Closed) Got our pro pics back, but…

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 31
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Buzzing bee

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@DeathByDesign:  Oh, sorry! I was so excited about how pretty you were that I didn’t read the rest of the thread, haha.

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@DeathByDesign:  No need to get defensive. As I already said, it’s totally possible he thought he had already gotten a good pic of the poster when he did the other details. At that point we are trying to take pictures of every darn little thing in the room, while at the same time trying to set up our reception lighting and be ready for when the bridal party and B&G make their entrances. It’s a lot going on in our heads, so it would be easy to let something like that slip. You’re not giving him any benefit of the doubt at all that he could have honestly thought he already took that pic.

@USER876:  Thanks! I’ve kept up on the reading but haven’t posted. I probably wont be around a whole lot, but when I see something I’m really compelled to comment on I may give in once in a while ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 34
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Bumble bee

You are absolutely STUNNING! Love these!

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@DeathByDesign:  Ugh, no offense, but I hate how everything we do besides shoot at a wedding incurs judgement. So many times I’m offered a snack or a non-alcoholic beverage at a wedding and even though I’m starving or dehydrated after 9+ hours of running around like a mad person in freezing cold or steaming hot weather, shooting constantly with 50-70lbs of gear strapped to me, I feel like I have to turn it down. Brides are so quick to throw it back in your face that you stopped for even a moment to eat or drink to keep your energy up, even when they’re the ones offering the refreshments. Sorry, bit of a rant, but that’s a serious pet peeve of mine. Every other job you get a lunch break and usually two 15 minute breaks, but not ours.

Did you think that maybe the detail shots were already on another memory card by the time you asked? What if he had asked his 2nd to take the picture and assumed it had been done, so he couldn’t have known that it wasn’t? It’s not uncommon for details to be delegated to the second. I’m just saying cut the guy a break – he gave you gorgeous pictures and it sounds like 99% of what you asked for, but apparently that’s all worth nothing because he missed one picture of a paper poster.

I don’t want to argue with you, so I’ll just stop commenting now. Best of luck recreating your details for the album. I hope it turns out ok.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Everything came together so well!  I love the bright colors against the snow.  And you look gorgeous!

Post # 39
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Isn’t it a photographer’s job to get the photos that you specifically ask for as well? 

Anyways, I’m sorry you have to go through that frustration.  I hope everything somehow gets fixed.  The pictures that you posted are stunning.  You look so beautiful!

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m very sorry he missed something that was so important to you, but think of it this way… years down the road, you’ll be showing your grandchildren photos of genuine moments, and you won’t be so much worried about a poster ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s one of those things that doesn’t matter nearly as much down the road.

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@DeathByDesign:  Wow those are gorgeous photos! The close up one of you, beautiful!  I also really like the one with your shoes ๐Ÿ™‚  Very cute.

Post # 42
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Yikes, your DH was standing right next to him when he said he got the shot? Sorry, but I don’t see much excuse for not getting that shot. I would think any photog would realize that if the groom comes up to you and specifically asks if you are getting a pic of the object right there that you would!

Of course everyone makes mistakes, but that seems like the ‘must-have’ list and a specific request during the reception would clue you in.

Your pictures look gorgeous though!

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@PassionatePhotoLady:    Really?  Not once in your posts have you commiserated with the bride over photos that she wanted that are missing.  I know you are a photographer and have to defend your trade, but rather then get on her case about this, how about a smidge of sympathy over her disappointment at missing some photos that she had wanted?  

I know from experience that every bride will have some photos missing, but if I were a photographer and my client specifically asked about ONE photo that they really wanted (assuming that they weren’t as you say ‘pestering me all night for this photo or that’) then I would not *assume* that I had it already, I’d just TAKE THE DARN PHOTO AGAIN TO MAKE SURE!  Assuming things makes an @$$ out of you and me and I would hope that most professionals know that…. 

 

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@DeathByDesign:  Your photos are stunning!  I’m sorry that some of them are missing.  I know how you feel and the ones I’m missing that I had put on my must have list, aren’t recreatable sadly.  I never got a photo of my homemade muffins or cookies, nor the DIY dessert plates they were on.  And while I could make more muffins and cookies, I no longer have those dessert plates.  The other thing that I wanted was pictures of the guests at each table.  I have not one of those.  The closest thing I have is the pictures taken on the disposable cameras that I put at each table.  Thank God I had those!  

Anyway, I do hope that maybe those pics are with the 2nd shooter or that somehow they got left off.  If not, I hope you are able to restage them and get pics for your album!  I ended up doing that with my dress and a few other things myself.

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