(Closed) Is this worth getting a little irked over?? How alike is too alike for photos???

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I definitely wouldn’t be upset about this. Were you happy with your photos before you saw the other couples photos?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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 # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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 =]

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