Post # 1
This has not happened to me but I have heard that if your photographers pictures don’t come out correctly (not whether you deem them good or not) that they have to redo your wedding and foot the bill. If this happened to you and you were given the choice to redo your wedding or take the money and do what you want, which would you choose?
Also, if you chose to redo the wedding, would you do it exactly the way it was or would you change it up? By change it up, I mean do something just the two of you rather than a big affair, if you had that, not do a different first dance song.
Post # 3
How would you redo your wedding? Like get married and have the reception all over again? Or just get dressed up in your dress and have them do new pics of you and your husband?
Post # 4
I would do a “rock the dress” shoot afterwards so they had a bit more of the casual feel of the engagement shots but we got good photos of us in our outfits. But I think if this did happen to me I’d just cry. No matter how I redid it I’d always look at the photos and think “but they weren’t actually taken on the wedding day”.
Post # 5
On my wedding day it unexpectedly rained, snowed and sleeted. It was an awful weather day. My photographer (unsolicited) told me that he would do a free post-wedding photo session for us if we wanted to. We ended up getting some great shots, so we didn’t do it – maybe we should have though….
I would not count on this happening or being an option though. I think if this is a concern for you, you should make sure it is part of your contract.
Post # 6
I’ve never heard of a photographer footing the bill for a wedding re-do because the pictures didn’t turn out. I have several friends who were disappointed in their photographs, and their photographers gave them discounts or print credits. I also have a coworker whose photographer didn’t show up to his wedding (yikes!), and he’s still in the midst of legal mumbo jumbo to get his money back from the photographer for breach of contract. As PP said, if you have this expectation, make sure you get it in your contract with your photographer (although to be completely honest, I can’t imagine a photographer would agree to footing the bill for another wedding…).
Post # 7
Our wedding is already done and over with. Making sure a photographer has insurance is good for this reason, among others.
This questions just popped up into my mind and out of curiosity wondered what others would do. That’s all.
Post # 8
This wasn’t hypothetical for me! My pro pics DID come out wrong due to photographer error (shot in the wrong iso) and they aren’t printable. She hasn’t offered to do a THING. Actually, I had to figure out what was done incorrectly, tell her, argue that it was her fault, and ask her to try to post process the ever loving crap out of them to make them presentable at best. She hasn’t offered to refund money, give me the raw images to have someone else post process, NADA. So, I really don’t know. I can’t redo my wedding, obviously. I could barely afford it the first time and I certainly don’t want her shooting it again. I would like my money (even partial) back, so I could pay someone else with better post processing skills to alter them.
Post # 9
Layla, sounds like you need to go to small claims court. That really, really stinks!
Post # 10
i would do a trash the dress session afterwards. something similar happened to me, but not gonna put the blame on anyone because both me & the photogs & my doc kind of messed up.
I wish i could re-do pics with my bridal party, and my family! and actually have some decent posed pix of me and dh.
dh has told me to look forward to our ten year anniversary…we can do a big party then with all the same people (God willing of course)…i think its the best idea! only 9 1/2 more years! hehe
Post # 11
My contract states that my total liability is up to the amount of money paid for my services. Not another 10-20-200k
I don’t know any photographers in the country who will pay for another wedding. Most will do a re-shoot as in, get in your dress again and we’ll go shoot…. Not, I’ll buy a new cake, centerpieces, etc….
It all depends on what’s in your contract….
Last night friends of ours (we didn’t know them when they got married) were telling someone I was a photographer who was new to our “weekly dinner.” They said, “She’s “real,” like, I wish we had hired her to do our pictures… that’s our biggest regret.” It’s worth taking the time and money to find someone who WILL remember things like, where the ISO is at and can manually and properly expose consistently… i.e. full time and established. If your concerned your photog is going to botch the entire wedding, or they don’t carry backups in case of equipment failure, they’re not meant to be your photog.