(Closed) I Just Got Our Photos Back…

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Is it strange to have photos done again after the fact?
    Not at all! : (6 votes)
    33 %
    Yes... just be happy! : (4 votes)
    22 %
    It may be less magical but you should have the pictures you want! : (8 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i was also disapointed with our photos.  Some of it was my own fault.  Like, how when I cry I look sad/angry and so in my “walking down the aisle” photos I look very upset and not happy.  I wish our photogs had helped us pose and composed the shots better.  There are some good group photos, but there are groomsmen in the background scarfing down food and pounding beers.  I didn’t get any “getting ready” photos at all because the photogs where late.  I wanted to get bridals done, and am still on the fence about it.  I am afraid my hubby will think I am silly for wanting a do-over so I haven’t brought it up.  Right now, it’s an expense we could do without.

    Post # 5
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    So sorry you aren’t 100% happy, how frustrating. I think if you want to get some more pictures of you and your husband than you should go for it! Obviously it’s not ideal but if it would make you happy then who cares. Maybe you could be wearing the dress and him in his tux or whatever but take pics in different places (more like engagement pics). That way it’s not like you are trying to recreate the wedding or anything, just getting some more portraits. I’ve heard of people doing day after shoots, this can just be a (many) days after shoot ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
    26 posts

    Even if the technical skill and artistic style of a beginer photographer is beyod compare, having the experiance to strategize getting all the important shots (and knowing what shots are important) is where many new wedding photographers fail and dissapoint clients However it is partly your resposability to make your needs known. But also partly the photographer’s to ask what those needs are.


    It’s fine to do them later.

    Post # 8
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My first wedding (this is my second marriage coming up, now) I made the mistake of hiring a relative of my  then FIs as the photographer. He did an ok job-but when we got the pics back, we noticed tons of pics of his side of the family, and virtually none of mine. I had only a couple of pics with my parents in them and they were next to me in both pics, and only 1 pic of my grandmother, again, standing next to me. I realized I had no pics of 2 of my brothers, and none of any of my aunts or uncles that were there. I think that it is important, to have a list of pics that you want, and tell them you want pics of everyone at the wedding. The photographer doesn’t know who people are, they don’t know the guy at the backtable is your godfather and very important to you. I think that you need someone on both sides of the wedding party to help direct the photographer a little to make sure they get the shots of the important people. On this wedding, I do have a list of important pictures I want, and I also have my sister, and my FIs sister there as go to people for the photographer, and they are going to make sure that the photographer knows who and where all the people are on the list.

    Post # 9
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We didn’t really get good pictures of us either, we didn’t get the loan we wanted so we didn’t get a pro to do the pictures. The guest pictures were nice but after the wedding we realized that we didn’t really have any pictures of just the two of us. So when budget allows we will go out , dress up and do some portraits just of us. I think it will be special and sweet even if it is after the wedding.

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