- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
Well, the big day has come and gone, and I am officially and happily married to the love of my life! While everything about our wedding was absolutely beautiful, and it was so great to have all of our family and friends share our special day with us, I can’t help but dwell on the little things that went wrong! I am a perfectionist, so when things don’t go as planned, it bothers me.
For the wedding, we decided to go with a photographer that was just starting her own photography business. She does, however, have several years of experience under her belt working as an assistant photographer for a well-known photography company in our area. So we figured, why not?! She probably knows what she is doing, and since she is still building her portfolio, we are going to get a great deal!
I made a Photography Schedule ahead of time so that our photographers and bridal party would know what was going on and at what time. For the most part, everyone followed this schedule. It wasn’t until a few days AFTER the wedding that I realized that the photographers didn’t capture:
-a photo of me and my bridesmaids at the venue (she only took a picture of us sitting on a couch in the hotel room.)
-a photo of my husband with the bridesmaids
-a photo of me with the groomsmen
-they did not retake the bridal party photos after noticing that 1 groomsman disappeared to grab a drink
-a photo of me and my parents
-a photo of me and my sister
-a photo of my husband and his sister
In our Photography Schedule, I gave them 20 minutes to take pictures of us with our families. They only spent 5 minutes in one location, in front of a plain white wall (when we had an entire beautiful venue surrounding us!). We didn’t want to bark orders at the photographers.
It wasn’t until later that people said, “Why didn’t your photographers take more pictures?” or “Is your photographer new at her job?” This really makes me sad. I wanted more photos, more poses, more locations. I haven’t seen her photos yet, so I am trying not to freak out. And I know it’s not the end of the world. I know she does great work, so maybe she was able to capture some candid moments. I am crossing my fingers for the best!
In the meantime, how can I stop dwelling on this?!