Post # 1
So I got married back in March and everytime I look at my wedding photos I hate them! The photographer only did the typical stand there and smile photos, no real candid shots and I hate how I looked! My hair/veil blowing in the wind etc. I want to take such pride in my wedding photos and treasure them..but I can’t 🙁 any advice?
Post # 2
Aren’t there even a couple you like? They can’t all be posed photos – what about photos from the ceremony and reception?
Post # 3
I’ll be honest, I didn’t love mine either. I hate getting my photo taken, though, and I just generally hate most pictures of myself.
Are there any you like at all? Realistically, you’ll only display a couple of them (if any, we don’t really have any up), so you don’t need to love every single picture.
Post # 4
Maybe anniversary photos?
Post # 5
I loved my photos, but I am IN love with the “trash the dress” sesion we did afterwards! Maybe it could be something fun to do for your first anniversary?
Btw, my dress didn’t get trashed or ruined!
Post # 6
If you still have the wedding dress and suit, why not get your makeup done again and do your hair and go out to get the photos you’re after. Talk to the photographer and ask if they can give you an hour for free since you are not happy. Id do that haha
Post # 7
- Wedding: A restaurant on the beach
I tend to over analyze photos, so the small things, like my hair being out of place, caused me to really hate my wedding photos. I ended up paying a professional editing service to redo 35 of my wedding photos and now I am absolutely in love with them! It was 5$ a photo for “pro editing”, which included fixing skin issues and stray hairs. I didn’t think such small changes would make such a big difference but I’m finally 100% happy with my wedding pictures!
Maybe you could select some pictures that you think have potential and have them professionally edited? You don’t need 100 perfect shots, just a few special ones.
Post # 8
You really hate these photos? : https://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/share-the-positivity-love/#post-10966449
Even the cute one of your husband carrying you on the beach? Even just these three photos you posted on the previous thread were really beautiful and lovely. Why not frame these, since you said they were your favourites?
Post # 9
I hope they grow on you as time passes & you become more nostalgic about your day. The photos you have posted are beautiful & do capture your love.
Post # 10
I won’t lie to you. I also sometimes get sad when I look at our wedding photos but it’s not because of the photographer. He did a good job especially in our engagement photos. The problem is with my dress, I did not like it (I made a separate thread discussing this). When I look at the wedding photos, it has been a constant reminder to me of how wrongly I chose the designer who’s going to make my dress. Your dress, on the other hand, was beautiful!
But I will say to you what the other bees have been telling me. Try to remember how you felt when those photos were taken. You were absolutely happy for sure. That’s the purpose of the photos, to remind you of the all the love that you received that day — from your now-husband, your family and friends.
However, if you really cannot let it go, maybe you can try to do an anniversary shoot? March is just around the corner! Maybe you can take the pics that you want then since you won’t have any pressure of having guests waiting or looking at you. 🙂