(Closed) need some advice

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You still got to marry the love of you life. Maybe focus on all the good… or if that doesn’t work because I wouldn’t be able to either… you can do a mock shoot of the wedding. Everyone has to get dressed up again BUT you will get your photos! I hope it helps

Post # 4
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I completely understand how you feel!

We made the mistake of letting one of my BIL’s friends shoot the wedding and I really get bummed out about how crummy most of them are!

I wish I had advice for you but I dont… hope you feel better though. 

Post # 5
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would schedule a “day after” session with a reputable photographer in your area with a style you like. That way you have some wedding pictures to display of you and your husband that you love. Unfortunately there is no way to go back to that day and reshoot your wedding…I’m so sorry 🙁

Post # 9
1405 posts
Bumble bee

@FutureMrsChaney:   Give me an example of how he “talks down to you” when you raise concerns?

How many pictures did you receive?  How many hours of coverage?  Did you have a portrait session of you and the bridal party after the ceremony and before the reception?  Any prep shots?

How long has this photographer been around?  Did they have a second shooter?  What was the price range?

I’m a pro, and I’ll comment after some of the missing info is filled in.

Post # 11
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@FutureMrsChaney: I’m sorry :/ I wish there was more I could say to help. I would take it hard too! Eventually it will get easier. You might be able to take him to court for some money back if you have a copy of the contract and he didn’t live up to the terms. Look into it!

Post # 12
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I know you are still unhappy about this. I understand. But I think at this point, you may need to let it go. Do a “day-after” session and move on.

I find very few of my brides even frame a photo of the bridal party or put it into their album.

I think when you posted in this previous thread, most everyone agreed that your images were very nice. The photographer also addressed your concerns in the thread.

I also looked at your images and I think the color and exposure on them looks good and is in line with the photographer’s other work.


What additional concerns do you have? The wedding took place at night, outside, and so of course it will be partially dark, but the photographer did the correct thing in using strobes to light it up.

I think if you are more specific with what you didn’t like, we can help you more.

I looked at your proofs at the address given in the previous thread and counted 26 portraits of you and your Darling Husband from the first look before the ceremony to after the ceremony, that’s portraits, so that’s a lot more than 1-2. Then of course there are dozens of other shots of the two of you at the chuppah, signing, and your first dance, entering your reception, etc, the more candid shots.

I do see that there is not a whole bridal party shot, but there are plenty of shots of both ‘maids and ‘men, and the space where you had to fit to take photos looks too small to fit everyone (up against that checkered wall).

I just respectfully think you are unfairly upset at the photographer. For $2000 for 8 hours of shooting in the Miami area and an outdoor nighttime ceremony in the dark, I think you got a good value, just knowing what I know about the industry in South Florida.

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