How upset would you be?

posted 4 weeks ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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610 posts
Busy bee

Definitely a bummer- I wouldn’t have thought about it, but my photographer noted in her timeline that she always ensures these shots are taken for that exact reason (the effort and forethought put into the look) especially if there wasn’t a bridal session (which I’m not doing). The good thing is there are plenty of beautiful shots of you and I bet there are a few candidates that showcase your radiance that day! Potentially you could have one of these blown up if you find one you like? So sorry bee!!

Post # 4
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921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I had a similar thing happen to me, I have tons of bridal portraits of me (whether they’re good or not is a different story) but none of my husband and only one awkward photo of us where we’re both looking at the camera. Almost 10 months later and I’m still bothered by it some days… I think my Darling Husband is going to try to surprise me with an anniversary shoot so we can get some nice couple portraits for the wedding album I’ve been putting off making. This is all to say that if you’re like me, likely the disappointment won’t go away and you should talk to your photographer kindly about it! 

Post # 6
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921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

missmollybee :  It’s possible she may have taken other shots that just didn’t make the final cut. And while that is probably for a reason, you may still find value in them. Hope you can make peace with your photos, I’m sure they’re lovely! 

Post # 7
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I wanted to have bridal portraits and getting-ready pictures, but my husband let the photographer go and attend a personal issue during that time. Alhtough our photographer was a friend of ours, and this was definitely my husbands fault, because we’ve been over the timeline various times and it was the reason I made him come to location with the photographer so early.

When he came back, he took some pictures of me in the room where I’ve gotten ready, but they either have the background with all the mess on the bed or he took them from an updward angle. I have two photos from my whole body, but there were made from this weird upward angle, which I think is not flattering at all. I was really upset about that too. I mean, why would he do that? (If someone has an explanation, I’d like to know). And I really wanted to have a picture when I put my shoes on, as I spend a lot of time in picking them and they were expensive too.

But in the end, there’s nothing we can do about it and just be happy about the good pictures they took.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I don’t really have one (there’s a couple nice, posed shots of my face but not the whole dress) but don’t particularly care. It wasn’t that important to me. If I could go back and request it would I? Maybe but in the long run I don’t think they are pictures I would display or look back on that much. I have lots of pictures I love.

You could always get all dressed up again and do a photo shoot in the dress.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

missmollybee :  I would email her and ask (very politely).  It may be that she has some but didn’t love how they turned out, so she didn’t include them.  It’s worth a try.  Since you love the rest of your photos, I’d be sure to tell her how happy you are with them so it doesn’t seem like you’re being super nitpicky.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I donʻt remember getting a bridal portrait at my first wedding. I always had the bridal party in the background or the groom by my side. My best bridal portrait of just me were taken by a friendʻs phone. bleh. I think I was annoyed for a little while but I soon forgot all about it.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would definitely reach out and ask.

We didn’t really get a formal portrait with just Darling Husband and I either. Like obviously there are a million candid ones of us together, but no staged one. I thought it was odd too.

Post # 15
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510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

Is it possible to schedule a shoot now in a pretty location in your wedding outfits? Might be fun 🙂 

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