(Closed) Nooooo! Photography regret :( :(

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Post # 16
3875 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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lkknight:  The last three photos you posted could absolutely be a wedding announcement! What stunning photos!

For what it’s worth, my husband and I did not get nearly enough photos of ourselves the day of the wedding. I had been so stressed out up until the day of that it was as if I just physically had no more patience or energy for photos. At the time, it seemed like everyone was sweaty, tired, and whiny–we kept losing parts of my bridal party as they ran to and from the bar during pictures, no one would just quiet down and listen to the photographer while she was giving instructions, so every time she would say something there would be three to four smart comments, people laughing, people saying, “Wait, what?” that I finally just lost my patience. By the time it came to me and DH–I just wanted to sit in the AC and eat a cupcake, so we rushed through our photos. 

The pictures are gorgeous, but I had so many ideas in my head that just completely flew out the window the day of. We got our photos and we loved them, but I just wish we had a few more and different poses, etc. Plus, you can kind of see how sweaty and tired I am (or at least I can). 

We scheduled a second shoot after the wedding to get more portraits in a much more relaxed setting and they are even more stunning! We also scheduled another shoot of us in plain clothes, just because we never have nice pictures of us. Trust me when I say, I don’t look at the photos from the wedding any more fondly than I do the other pictures. In 30 years it won’t make a difference where or when the photos happened, so…

Contact the photographer and ask if he has any other photos that fit what you’re looking for or schedule a small, second shoot. Otherwise, the last three photos above are so stunning and could absolutely work as an announcement!

Post # 17
1541 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The photos you posted are gorgeous! You guys look amazing. Do check about the Photoshopping thing, it’s possible they can do it. My photographers photoshopped a couple of my photos so I could have the people i wanted in them. 

Post # 18
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

the last three are perfect for an announcement — unfortunately this is a big risk now since many people don’t want “posed” photos… you guys are lucky that you are both beautiful people so even the candids of you look amazing! definitely do a photo shoot again in your wedding gear if you would like some more traditional portraits (it shouldn’t actually be that expensive since it would be more like an “engagement shoot” just in your wedding gear) but to be honest those last 3 photo are amazing in my eyes and better than any straight on both looking at the camera shot

Post # 19
2626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

Personally, I think the last one would be perfect for an announcement. Then again, I don’t know your culture or what is expected.

What I will say, is that it looks like you had a beautiful wedding. Both you and your Husband look incredible and I really love that he clearly couldn’t take his eyes off you. All I see in your photos together is love 🙂 x

Post # 20
1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Is it possible that they did not give you every single photo- there could be plenty they didn’t seem to be the best so they didn’t give them to you? I know you said you don’t remember doing that pose but the day does go really fast! I’d email and check just to be sure!

Post # 21
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

First, the images you posted are gorgeous. Your photographer did an awesome job, and you both look amazing. The composition is great, and they’re beautiful photographs. I can understand being a little disappointed that you didn’t get any traditional bride and groom portraits. Unfortunately, it’s a lesson learned, and a lot of brides go through the same thing when they choose a photographer whose work is more candid/documentary that formal and don’t specifically ask for formal portraits. I’m sorry this happened to you.

However, I don’t really understand how you’re SO upset about this specific thing, which, honestly, in the grand scheme of things, is not a big deal. I think you should try to shift your perspective. I see so many posts on here that follow the same line of thinking and everyone gets so detail oriented with their wedding that they forget to think about what it’s really about.

It sounds like you and your husband are extremely lucky and blessed. You were able to spend 100,000 Euros on your wedding (or someone paid for it for you, which means you’re incredibly loved). That’s something the vast majority of people will never get. You had a gorgeous venue and event, based on your photos. You had a great photographer who got beautiful shots of you and your husband looking so in love. You had an amazing dress, and you looked stunning. I really hope you can look at all the positives you have going for you and put this one thing behind you. 

That all being said, it is possible they took one of you guys in the pose you’re looking for and just didn’t send it because it didn’t make their cut of the “best” shots. You can always ask. But be nice and don’t get upset with them if they don’t have it. Their work is great, and you said yourself that the rest of your photos are great. 

Post # 22
9426 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

OMG I had the same issue with my engagement photos–so many gorgeous photos, not a single one where we’re both looking at the camera and smiling (there are many looking at the camera, but we look so serious).  We’ll definitely be making sure we look at the camera and smile on our wedding day!

Post # 23
1709 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

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lkknight:  these photos are great!!! But I see what you mean about not looking at the camera. Actually some “professional” photographers take photos without their clilents looking at the camera because as an artist they want to make it more artsy.

I’m an artist myself so I know how beautiful it can be….its all about composition. Sometimes all a client wants is JUST them looking at the camera. So simple yet beautiful in itself too. I do agree with PP, ask for a reshoot. DONT let this slide bee just because he calls himself a professional and he knows what hes doing, and you got a bunch of photos and they were printed on expensive paper.

Get that picture you want. Its all about YOU and what makes YOU happy. Its not about the photographer and his art. If he wants his wallet to be full, then he needs to do what you want. I do suggest though to ask him if he has any photos of you guys looking at the camera before you demand a reshoot. 🙂 you got this bee! Congrats on your wedding by the way!!

Post # 24
138 posts
Blushing bee

Honestly i prefer the photos you have posted to the traditional ‘announcement’ ‘mantlepiece’ photos – they look true and happy in a way that posed photos never do. Surely you can use one of these? I agree the last one would be the most suited. 

Post # 27
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Aww your pictures are really gorgeous! Did you ever email the photographer? Sometimes they have a specific aesthetic that they are trying to portray with their art and they might leave out photos that don’t fit their “look” when they send over your finals. They might still have them in a backup folder somewhere. 

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