Post # 1
So I visited my photographer’s blog and I noticed that she had new engagment photos up from another couple. They look so much like ours!!! They’re in the same locations, they’re often posed the same way, and since her style is a bit unique they all have the same “look.” About 10-15 of the 30 pictures shown we’re nearly identical to some of ours.
I knew this was a place she used often, but I just assumed since it was so big and had such a nice variety of spots that she would just do things differently for others. Even different poses could have prevented this. I just expected our images to be our images and not look like anyone elses.
Is this worth being a little perturbed over??? What would your reaction be?? Should I say anything tothe photographer?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t be upset about this. Photogs all have a particular style and they generally shoot in locations they know will photograph well. Poses tend to be similar in ALL engagement shoots I’ve seen (not even with just a particular photog – just in general).
I don’t think is worth making a big fuss over.
Post # 4
at least your wedding is designed by you and not your photographer, so it’ll look unique. I wouldn’t really let it bother me, since you won’t be looking at the other couples’ photos.
Post # 5
I definitely wouldn’t be upset about this. Were you happy with your photos before you saw the other couples photos?
Post # 6
I wouldn’t be too upset about it. Photographers only have so many places to shoot and alot of times come up with posing by having you move around to what looks best. were your photos shot close together? maybe your photos were fresh on the photographers brain.
Post # 7
honesrtly i think you’re making way too big a deal about this. First of all, you don’t know this couple so it’s not like you and your friends have the same pictures hanging in your living room.
second, your photog has a style and so she’s bound to have overlap in her work. If she knows a location works and certain poses work, it makes sense for her to use that for more than one couple.
I say, enjoy your pictures and don’t think about the fact that some unknown person has similar ones.
Post # 8
If you’re happy with your photos, does it matter?
Think about it this way: in thirty to fourty years, you’ll have your photos to show grandkids or grandnieces/nephews etc–they won’t be compared with anyone elses, and your family will still treasure them. Don’t despair! 🙂 I bet they’re wonderful with the extra practice she gets there, too!
Post # 9
I agree with all of the pp. Your photos are unique because they have you and your fi in them. The other couple may have seen your pix on the blog and fell in love with them. Remember imitation is the best form of flattery.
Post # 10
I am not a photographer, but I am in a creative field where I deal with clients. Sometimes things work so well that you can’t help but use the same technique again. I wouldn’t be mad at the photographer for doing this. For all you know, the couple saw your pictures and said ‘Make ours like those!’
Post # 11
Thanks everyone!!! It’s nice to have people bring things back into perspective. 🙂
I guess it’s really not worth getting upset over. I still love our photos and it’s not like people will be seeing the two sessions together.
poll2b-I agree with you to a point, since I’m a graphic designer. Using the same techniques or consistently pairing certain fonts/colors together that i know work can make things a lot easier and ensure things look good. I also know that if I gave a client a postcard that looked exactly like a postcard I did for someone else they probably wouldn’t be a client anymore.
Post # 12
This is pretty common. A lot of the “other couples” have the same poses as us. it’s all part of their style. Maybe they really liked your pics! I’ve “copied” a few ideas online. Plus, you don’t know them =]