Post # 17
I said the don’t threaten thing because I’ve read a few stories on WB where the bride threatened to write a bad review or something & the photographer wouldn’t do anything for them after that. I know you didn’t say you would.
& I totally read the number wrong, I thought you said you were supposed to get 400 & could only see 1/2 that. Sorry, you said that very clearly in your post, I think I just got a little confused replying. Getting 1800 pics is very good!
She should have fixed red eye in all the photos she gave you. I think she should have done basic editing/retouched every photo she gave you (including converting it to the right format, getting rid of any redeye & lightening/darkening if needed). As far as editing 100 pics go, she should have put much more time into it than just changing to b&w. If you got back ones that are out of focus, I’d ask her to edit a photo similar, but that’s clearer (& give her the file name). No one wants to be given a blurry picture.
Legally, no other photographer can edit the photographer’s photos unless you have permission. You can ask your photographer if its ok (get it in writing). Some photographers won’t care, most will.
Post # 18
Serabell: I mean no harm to the photographer, she (and her partner) took some really great shots. I just felt that the package and delivery were a bit rushed, haphazard and perhaps not really completed as our contract said. I wonder if her self-imposed 2 week deadline to return the pictures was too much for her? I would have been fine waiting a couple more weeks so she could actually spend time choosing.
Bill Potts: Yes, I’m sure the NEF files are raw, but the edited 100 are on their own separate disc and the files are all JPEG and the folder is actually labelled “edited pictures”. I can’t speak to the quality of the NEF ones since I can’t see them 🙂
I guess I was trying to get a feel about what “editing” meant to see what other bees received. This is my first time hiring a photographer so I wasn’t sure if I had a right to be a bit upset.
I wasn’t upset about the 2 discs not working since stuff happens, but I am starting to feel really anxious about it now.
Post # 19
Oh I don’t think you are being rude or saying you don’t like your photographer at all! I get that your photographer was very nice & is a genuine person. I wasn’t sure about the quality since you said the edited pics were blurry & had red eye in them. But, if you got 1800 pics, you’ll probably get a range of great, good & ok shots.
2 weeks is probably too fast. Yes, I know most people don’t want to wait weeks & weeks for the wedding pics, but it does take time to edit them. I think 4 weeks is a good amount of time.
I totally understand about the being anxious! I’m waiting for lab results for a kitten & it will come in 1st thing tomorrow & I’m already tired of waiting…
I’m sure she’ll get back to you. It would be wierd to have her always get back to you within about an hour & the time you are having issues is the time she didn’t get back to you like she always has. She might have a wedding this weekend & is organizing for that? Doesn’t hurt to call tomorrow or to send another email.