(Closed) Got Pro Pics, *VERY* disappointed. Don’t know what to do. (link to pics)

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 92
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@miss.otter:  You were quoting/referencing not making prints for the bride or another disallowed use.  I think your demo of what she could do was totally w/in the bounds.  I wouldn’t sweat it.

Post # 93
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I do agree that they could be better. However I think a lot of these photos have yet to be “touched up” Your concerns about acne can be solved with the always amazing, photoshop, as well as the wonky lighting seen in some of the photos.

Post # 94
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think the main problem with the photos is that they’re not very interesting. The poses are cliche and look a little uncomfortable, which is the photog’s fault, not yours.

Post # 95
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think lighting and color is the major issues (some have weird/uninspired angles, but there are some good ones too). The good news it the lighting and color can all be fixed with photoshop! 

Do you have a friend who might be able to do some post- editing on the photos you like?

Post # 96
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with what most of the PP’s have stated.  They aren’t exactly bad, just uninspired.  Lighting, posing and composition are very basic.  I think that in the $1200 price point, this isn’t unexpected.  I’m not saying this isn’t a lot of money for some wedding budgets, it may very well be.  From what I see, this is about what i would expect for this price point.  However, to suggest that he gave you a big discount, is surprising.  I can’t imagine being able to compete at a much higher price in his area, given this level of skill and creativity (or lack thereof).

Post # 97
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@GDub: +1! I thought the same thing – I think the “discount” thing was BS. This level of work wouldn’t put him over $1500, I’m almost sure of it. Not going so far as to even straighten your images before posting them is the ultimate laziness.

Post # 98
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Some of them look good, and some don’t. Keep in mind you got a TON more than most people. My photographer only gave us 350 pictures from the day and there are some that aren’t my favorite. But, I do understand why you would be upset. It doesn’t look like much editing was done at all. That, for me, is part of what seperates guest photos from pro photos.

Post # 99
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That being said, you were still a gorgeous bride and your wedding was still beautiful.

Post # 100
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think these photos are okay, they’re not *amazing*, but they’re not horrible either. I agree that it’s your indoor shots that are the most problematic. Get the CD, download the ones from your guests off of Flickr, and make a photobook—they’re pretty cheap and once you see the whole story in a book, you’ll be happier, I think.

I loved our photographer and our photography, but even I added in a few guest photos in our photobook, just because they caught guests and things that the photographer didn’t see (random relatives, etc.).

Post # 101
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@USER876: Not all photographs have copyright protection. And actually, the majority of photos taken by the guests (and in this case I would add, the photog) do not have, imho, sufficent originality to merit protection under the statute. 

Post # 102
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@GDub: I have to disagree with you only because our photographer was $1069 and he did an excellent job. This photographer just flat out didn’t do a good job unfortunately 🙁

but like everyone else said, you look beautiful!

Post # 104
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m sorry that your pics didn’t turn out as expected. I wouldn’t say they are horrible, although some of them could have been better. But, you and your husband look very happy and lovely together!

I would talk with the photographer and see if they plan to do additional editing, cropping, etc.

Congratulations on your wedding!

Post # 105
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@Tswife4ever: That’s amazing that you got such a great deal for a great photographer!  I definitely respect your opinion and am happy that your result was 100% positive.  🙂

Generally, that is not the case. Of course it can be done, but it is the exception, rather than the rule.  You can show me one amazing photographer who charges that, and I can show you dozens who are awful and charge the same price. 

 

Post # 106
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I can understand why you aren’t happy with the results.. a lot of the pictures look like pictures anyone could take, not very “professional”.

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