(Closed) Is it normal to ONLY get the edited pictures???

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: What should I do?

    Go with the favorite photographer with limited pictures

    Go with other photographer

    Other- explain below please

  • Post # 17
    5229 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Even a photographer who says you get every photo they take means you get every photo they think meets their minimum basic standards for work they are willing to attach their name to, not every single phicture they actually snapped. No artist is going to risk his or her reputation like that. And then pretty much every photographer edits those photos, and this is usually basic editing, color correction, etc., not artistic photo finishing and effects. Each photographer should produce about 50-60 quality images an hour or shooting time, so one photographer for 8 hours should be 400-480 photos, so your favorite photographer sounds right on.

    Post # 18
    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    400+ pictures is a lot if you think about it. I would rather have 400 really good pictures than 1000 mediocre ones

    Post # 19
    9924 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I personally wouldn’t book that photographer.  It’s not the photographer’s job to pick what my favorite photos from my wedding are.

    Post # 20
    5229 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @abbie017:  Yes it is.

    Post # 21
    196 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    As a photographer I had to chime in here, even though it’s just to agree with everyone else! There’s no way I’d ever give someone unedited photos. Not because I’m too lazy to edit more, but because I want to provide my subjects with the best and most flattering photos of them! 440 photos is a TON of pictures. You won’t be missing anything.

    Post # 22
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Go with the one you love with 400 photos. Once you have them you will realize just how many that is to choose from.

    Like other said you don’t need a bunch of one pose or time, just the one or two best ones.

    Post # 23
    1955 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Yup. Totally normal. The fact that they are willing to get you any moments you feel were missed in the edited photo tells me that they will be ok to work with. 

    Post # 25
    7039 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would actually be scared of a photog that gave their unedited photos to you. It’s very unprofessional.

    Post # 26
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    I love how many of you understand!  Great thread.  

    Post # 27
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    As a professional, there’s no way in hell any clients would get unedited photos from me, it’s just not professional to do that, and in no way helps business. 440 is a LOT of photos, if you feel your photog missed anything after the wedding just ask them and they should be happy to look through their remaining photos for those moments.

    Post # 28
    3274 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Any photographer worth their weight will edit your photos. That’s just how it is.

    On a side note, our graduation photographer charges extra for touch ups most photographers would do as a matter of course.  I have no choice, because the photographer has a monopoly on our graduation, but when I found out I was outraged they only provided uneditted photos.

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