- Miss Chapstick
- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
I’m really sorry 🙁
One thing I can suggest in for your first anniversary, do a session with a good photographer. Portrait session fees are a lot less expensive than an entire wedding package, obviously, so you might be able to hire a really high end one. Put your wedding dress back on and enjoy the day. Or, if you can afford it now, do it now.
We did this. Not because we were unhappy with our photos. We just felt like it 🙂
Also, if the quality of work is that different from his books, I would highly suggest you review your contract and see if it has a “quality of work will reflect previous work” or whatever. I’m not sure off the top of my head how it’s worded, but it’s a pretty standard on photog contracts. If it’s in there, I would argue that the quality greatly differed, and ask for some money back.
I would also recommend that once you have some photos, post some online so we can all see them and offer more suggestions. You said that your pics are in a gallery? Are you comfortable posting a link to the gallery?
ETA: For future brides reading this, always hire a photog that blogs recent work at least somewhat regularly. Really. It sounds overly picky, but it really shows which photogs are serious about their photos and which aren’t. It also proves that the quality of work is consistent and/or improving over time, and that the photog just didn’t get lucky with a few shots, stick them in a portfolio and call themselves a photographer. Always ask to see recent work.