(Closed) Just got wedding pictures from photographers – heart broken!

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

It can’t hurt to ask. I would send them a polite email explaining your disappointment and asking if they have any photos of the important moments. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I would ask nicely and let them know that you understand that they may not want ‘so-so’ quality photos from them out in the world, but that these moments are especially important to you and that you would respect his work/wishes and keep them for yourself or something ?

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I agree with the other poster… Just shoot them an email saying something like, hey I just noticed there was no pictures of me walking down or back up the aisle.  Would you happen to have taken any pictures of that?  It’s okay if they’re not great pictures I just really wanted a few pictures of those moments…  I wouldn’t go full bridezilla on them until they say they have no photos of those moments lol that’s a pretty good reason to get upset if they don’t have those pics, photographers aren’t cheap!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

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stephanie091512:  very very good advice, it’s always good to think of both sides of the argument!  We were pretty much typing the same thing at the same time lol

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Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Starshollow:  I’d do as others have asked.  It can’t hurt.  If they tell you that they just missed these or that something went wrong and those photos are gone…then I’d probably start getting angry.

I think my photographer will let you have all the untouched images – like absolutely EVERYTHING for a small fee (she usually offers it to clients when she cleans out her archives every few years)

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I told my photographer I want a big old flash drive with everything on it!  She was happy to do it.  Just ask if they can mail you a flash drive with the originals for a small fee.  Explain that you really wanted to have those moments captured.  If they just plain missed it I’d be upset.  That’s kind of a big deal!  No wedding photographer would skip moments like that.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

If, for some reason, they have them but won’t give them to you, I would (nicely) let them know that you won’t be leaving them a good review before you explore it from any legal angles. Just throwing ideas out there. Because brides deserve to know if their photographer is going to withhold special moment pictures just because they didn’t turn out perfect by their standards

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Our photog didn’t give us a single picture of “the kiss.”. I emailed and then they sent like 5…so it all worked out.

Hope it works out for you too OP.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

This is so scary since you asked for those specifically before the wedding! I can’t imagine a professional not fulfilling your basic request! Let us know what happens!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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Starshollow:  Is this the ‘teaser’ sample they sent you? When our photographer put the first pictures up on his own website, I was surprised because some of them weren’t really that impressive, bad facial expressions, random photobomb head, etc. Then when we got the disc with all of the pictures (candids, outtakes literally every single picture (had to be about 500) there were some way better ones ‘buried’ on there! I have no idea why he picked the ones he did to show off.

Hope that’s the case for you!

Also, check with your guests, it’s very likely they were taking pictures of you especially walking down the aisle.

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Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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Starshollow:  They should have included all pictures and regardless of whether the lighting was “good” that is still YOUR moment and one that you paid for. They don’t have to include it in their portfolio but it is something that they NEED to send to you. I would demand copies of all of the pictures or at least to look at the proofs so you can decide which ones you want.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I hope they have them for you! Are there any guests you could reach out to that would have maybe caught those special moments? Even if it’s just cell-phone quality pics, it’s at least something for you to look back on!

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