(Closed) Married bees, did you have this problem?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wouldn’t delet any of them. But I might move the ones I’m not super fond of into another folder where I don’t need to see them everytime I look through my pics!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

No looking at pics that make you flinch!!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yes, I think that’s how it goes these days… the downside of getting so many pictures is that you’re not going to love them all. (Years ago, when they were dealing with expensive film and old-fashioned developing, photographers wouldn’t take nearly as many, and develop even fewer, so 550 is a lot of photos by comparison!)

I have the same issue with some unflattering shots, and some just aren’t that great in quality. So I created a “wedding highlights” folder and copied my favorites in there. Once I did that, I had a couple hundred really great shots that represented our day, and I was much happier flipping through them. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Talk to your photographer, if you were supposed to get 1000 and only got half, there definitely should be some sort of refund or print credit!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Keep them! When you’re old and grey and looking back on your young days, you won’t see the pictures as bad or ugly. They’ll just be a beautiful reminder of your wedding day ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@SnowPeony: Oh, I’m sure lots of photogs could deliver 1,000+ photos even today, but the thing is, when you get that many, most will not be great! Photographers used to be able to filter out most of their shots, they just had to find one out of every 4 or 5 that was good enough to show the bride. Plus they tended to do a lot more posed shots, not the “photojournalistic” style so many of us prefer today. These days we want ALL of the shots, and the photographers will only edit out the really bad ones or exact dupes so they can deliver quantity. So we have to do our own editing down to the really good ones. ๐Ÿ™‚

For the record, even though I got close to 1,000 shots (I had a second shooter), they’re still missing some critical moments that shouldn’t have been missed, so go figure… I am supplementing with some high-quality shots taken by guests.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SnowPeony:Ooh. Well, in that case, definitely just sort out the keepers and hide the bloopers!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

our pro shots were terrible. I think we got 2 good ones out of 140. Totally not worth the $500…sometimes I wish we just went with a more exoensive photographer. I spent a total of 9 hours photo shopping the pics to make them look almost decent. Life goes on though and the pictures the guests took were really good so at least we have something! I JUST got over this a couple months ago. DO NOT delete them…just don’t look at them. 50 years from now you might want something to look at or to share with your grand kids!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think as brides we also need to be a little realistic. While its FANTASTIC that we live in such an awesome age technology wise and have the ability to have digital images the downside is that we’re bombarded with wedding blogs a la Style Me Pretty etc, etc…that make us think our weddings will look like that. Well, they wont or they might, but MANY wedding blogs phose these “Photojournalistic” photos (so not the point I know).

So, if you’re like me and you’ve hired a photojournalistic photographer expect that you arent going to LOVE  all 550 of the photos. You’re going to have your hand in a funny position, or your hair in your eyes, but those few special photos are going to ROCK!

 

…then go look at your mothers 5 photos where no one is smiling and are as stiff as card board cut outs.:)

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

I put mine in 3 folders: Favorites, General and Bloopers. I got lucky and had a fabulous photographer who gave me almost 1300 pictures back. A lot of them were gorgeous, but there were some really, really awful ones too.

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