(Closed) I hate our pictures

posted 9 years ago in Recaps
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Eek…yeah, it looks like your boss had the wrong setting on his/her camera for the pictures to be that out of whack with the color. I think some editing will help, but I don’t think they’d ever be able to look that good (sorry!). I agree with PP…try hiring a photog – most will do a mini-session or something similar for a couple hundred dollars, and it’d be SO worth it. You usually only get less than 50 shots, but still, you’d definitly end up with something wall-worthy.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hmmm editing will only do so much… the thing with photography is that you want to have everything done right on the camera and do the least amount of post-editing as possible. It’s sweet of her to have done it for free for you guys but I don’t think she knows what she’s doing. Atleast you didn’t lose any money over this, that’s the positive side.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

They’re pretty bad.  Im so sorry you’re unhappy with them, but I totally understand.  

I think taking different photos in fall with an actual PHOTOGRAPHER is your best bet.  Congrats on getting marred!!!

Post # 20
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

eek, yeah, I agree… sorry, they are pretty bad.  Luckily they were free I suppose and color can be changed.  Maybe you can do a few reshoots of the ring shots and then use your ‘real’ photoshoot as delayed wedding pictures.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yeah, the colour and white balance is really off in those photos but unfortunately the old saying is true…you get what you pay for. I understand your frustration though. We also had a free photographer at our wedding and I’m not 100% happy with the photos but I also realize they were free so there’s not much I can do about it. I’m a graphic designer and know Photoshop quite well so at least I was able to edit the photos to a somewhat satisfactory level. Do you have any friends who are good with photoshop/photo editing? Maybe you can have someone “fix” a few of the photos for you.

I like the idea of hiring another photographer to take some photos of you later on too. You could even take a few photos outside the courthouse so you still have nice photos of you at your wedding location. Photos like the ring shot can easily be capture again. To be honest, a lot of people make a big deal about wedding photos and needing to capture every single moment, but in all seriousness you’re probably only going to select 2-3 really nice photos to print out and frame. I always thought I needed to capture every moment of my wedding but out of the 1,000 photos our photographer gave us, I’ve only printed 4-5 and only a couple of those have made it into frames so far… 🙂

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Since you said this person isn’t a professional photographer, I have no issues with showing you how the colors can be fixed… I struggled with this because of the low resolution, but with Hi-Res or RAW images it’s nothing more than a quick white balance/exposure adjustment on this. Artistically it’s never going to be great, but at least you can look human!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

At least you aren’t out hundreds of thousands of dollars for bad pictures.  If you have a non professional shooting your pictures for free, you can’t expect prfoessional quality out of them.  My brother had a friend of mine do his wedding pictures, knowing that they would be of amauter quality and he didn’t expect them to be perfect. 

I would follow the suggestions of hiring a pro for a session of some fun loving pictures of the two of you.  Yea, they won’t be from the day you got married, but you can still capture you as a newlywed.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think having your sister take a few photos is a good solution.

You could also play around a bit with the images you have. Picmonkey.com is very user friendly and I played around with your images a little bit. (The bar in front of your hubby’s face isn’t fixable with picmonkey though…)

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not a professional in any way but this looks less blue…

 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yep they just need some skilled editing.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

great job helping the bride.

Post # 30
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

There are actually websites that offer for a nominal fee, very very good picture editing.

 

If anything, you can get another photo shoot done with someone who does better work. Thats what my hubby and I did after our wedding day because I hated how I looked my actual wedding day. 🙂 

 

Post # 31
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181 posts
Blushing bee

This hurts my heart for you! I’m definitely late to this thread, but my suggestion would be to consider booking a “romantics/day after” shoot with a local photographer with a great portfolio that reflects the style you’re going for. It’s just like an engagement session but with your wedding day attire! Depending on who you book and your location, you can expect to pay somewhere between $100-300 for a one-hour shoot and you’ll be much more pleased with the results! Good luck!

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