(Closed) is it too late

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: too late
    yes it too late just deal with what you got : (11 votes)
    39 %
    no its not too late.... : (14 votes)
    50 %
    other.... : (3 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    It’s not too late, just email your photographer to ask whether they have any more shots – be specific, give them a list of the photos you think you are missing, point out if the desired photo was on the shot list you provided.  I did this and my photographer sent me 100+ more photos.  I mentioned it to a co-worker who used the same photographer and she did the same thing – and he also sent her a ton more photos – nearly 2 years after her wedding! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    9551 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it is okay to ask if she has more pictures of specific things. I do not think it is okay to complain. Things happened that were clearly beyond her control. And I don’t think you can be pissed if she missed a breaking bouquet that she probably had half a second to photograph. But it’s definately okay to ask if she has any pictures of the 5 of you together. Goodluck!

    Post # 6
    Member
    2488 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    First the breaking does that mean in the air or did you break it in to 5 sections and make 5 seperate and throw 5? or keep 4? what happend with that

    You can always ask for what else she has but what she has to give you only depends on what the contract states.

    I specificed that I wanted a zillion pictures and I went with a different photographer based on the fact she was willing to give me alot of pictures.

    It  want every shot they snap not the “best ones” So I’m sorry your not happy with them though,just talk to her and let her know what you would like to see more of but the whole thing ith your Fiance being the Er took away from having “more” options and that was not the photographers fault.

    good luck!

    Post # 8
    Member
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @JenGirl:  True, I wasn’t complaining when I went back to my photographer at all, I was just asking for photos I knew they took but I just didn’t get.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    It’s not your photographer’s fault that the wedding did not go according to plan.  If that one family photo was something you communicated to the photographer that you wanted and they missed it amongst the family photos then you could justifiably complain.  I’m not sure how much of a seasoned professional the person you hired was, but for us we shoot so many weddings each year that is it extremely difficult to keep family members straight from wedding to wedding.  You should never just assume the photographer knows who is who, and who is important to you.  You likely could have gotten that shot by asking them to take the photo.

    The bouquet toss is a tough one.  You’ve got a split second to get that shot and the lighting is usually pretty low.

    To me it sounds like your wedding day was very justfiably tainted by your groom being in the ER, and I’m sure it affected the flow and overall mood of the photography that day.  None of us were there, and we haven’t seen the photos, but based on what you’ve said I have a hard time thinking that the photographer was responsible for those things.

    Post # 12
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    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I voted “Other.” I don’t think it’s too late to complain, I just don’t think there’s a justifiable complaint there.

    From what I understand, you and your groom and the kids went to the location where family images of all five of you were to be taken. And then your groom, very sadly, got ill and had to be taken to the hospital, so obviously the photo didn’t happen. Obviously and for good reason–this is totally unforseeable and sad. Did the groom come back to the party later? Perhaps the shot should have been taken there but you can’t fault the photographer at all for someone getting sick and leaving any more than you can fault the groom himself.

    Things like this happen from time to time as a photographer. A relative is sick and leaves and is not photographed. I tell my brides and grooms that if they aren’t at that location, they can’t be photographed. There’s nothing we can do about it. All I can suggest is that you, your groom, and your kids get dressed up again and go back to that location and purchase another photography session to get those images. Or ask the photographer if any kind of photoshopping can be done to create an image (it’s called a composite)–offer to pay for this to see if it can be done.

    The bouquet breaking–I have seen this particular style of toss done many times. It often does NOT come apart the way you think it does—usually 2-3 sections stick together, pieces land on the floor. This shot could only be photographed by predicting where the bouquet will fly, manually focusing on that spot, hope it comes apart at that spot, and skipping shots of you throwing and the ladies catching.

    I equate it to the NFL—they capture the release of the ball in images. They capture the various receivers grabbing the ball, reaching for it, etc. But how many times have you seen just the ball captured mid-air during an actual game? The photogs don’t know where it’s going to go, so it isn’t easy to grab the flowers breaking apart or the football midflight spiraling.

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Could the photographer do a one make-up session of family portraits? If not for free then maybe at a discounted price? 

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