(Closed) Help! Not feeling great about my wedding photos. What do I do?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Can you pick maybe 2 or 3 that arenʻt horrible and maybe have her tweak them a little more? Surely a real photographer knows photoshop or lightroom and should be able to do that. 

Post # 3
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1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Aww, I’m sorry! I was disappointed with my photos as well…I hardly got any with my own family, majority of the family photo time frame was taken up by DH’s family asking for more pictures, and all of DH & I’s pictures are all the same pose just about. I spent several months trying to find a great photographer and it sucked to walk away feeling disappointed in what I cared most about. I even thought about putting the dress back on and doing some pics with DH but it wasn’t the same to me because alot of what was missing was action shots or ones with my family…which you can’t really replicate. But maybe an after wedding shoot would make you feel better! I still feel this way about my pics almost 5 months after, it sucks.

Post # 4
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982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I’d go back to the photographer and mention your concerns. Be specific about a few photos and see if they can fix them at all. Barring that, maybe you can do one more session with just the two of you, wearing your wedding clothes. 

Post # 5
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1179 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

You’re so embarrassed by your husband’s bald spot that you won’t frame any pictures of him? Ouch….

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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surprisebride :  “Am I being a total snot and should have managed the day better?”

Yes and no. Your husband’s bald spot is not the photographer’s responsibility; her job is not to photoshop you to look like models – it’s to capture the story of your wedding day. Your husband’s insecurities are on him.

As for squinty eyes in the sunshine…this becomes a bit more muddled. Again, it’s your photog’s job to capture you – not to fix your eyes because it’s too sunny. That said, a good photographer would do her best to avoid locations that ave everyone squinting into the sun – because as I just mentioned, she’s not here to magically fix facial expressions. You did speak up, and she should have listened. If you felt yourself squinting, I guess I could tell you that you should have pushed more bcause you had an unrealistic expectaion that she would somehow perform magic to make the photo look different. But, in the end, this one is really the fault of the photog for doing super bright sunshine pics.

Overall, it sounds like she was very inexperienced, but you also chose to hire her. I’m guessing she wasn’t that expensive, either given her experience. What did her other albums look like? As much as I hate to say it, it kinda sounds like a you-get-what-you-paid-for situation. Was she great? No. But you kinda should have expected that since this is only her second year in the business.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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surprisebride :  it can’t hurt to contact her and ask her if she happens to have a picture of “X”. I wouldn’t start by complaining – but rather just start by asking if she has one. Tell her you’ve gone through the wedding photos and would love a picture of X to frame, but there doesn’t seem to be one in the collection, and ask if there’s by chance one she could send you. No photog ever sends all the photos – so it’s possible there’s exactly what you want lurking in her unedited collection that she could get to you. If she says no, I think this is the time to bring up your concerns – starting with the lack of photo X, which seems really basic. I’d leave out the bit about DH’s bald spot.

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