(Closed) Not Enough Pictures

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should I ask for more poses?
    Yes, let her know how you feel and ask for more : (52 votes)
    81 %
    Let her know that you were disappointed, but don't ask for more : (6 votes)
    9 %
    No, you're just being selfish. : (6 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    239 posts
    Helper bee

    i’d check the wording of your contract for sure and then let her know how you are feeling.  it’s your money and if you are entitled to more pictures per your contract, and she has more viable photos to give you, you should have them. imo. 

    Post # 4
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    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Definitely say something.  We weren’t entirely sure how many we were getting back but I was hoping for 50 – we ended up with 150!  And that’s 150 colour, we also received a disk with all of the same photos in black and white.  

    Since you obviously know there were more poses etc to be had, I’d definitely say something.  By contrast, we ended up with almost no photos of FH facing the camera which in hindsight I’m really disappointed about, but we’re pretty sure there weren’t any other photos to be had!  We’re just going to take it on as an important thing to remind her about for our wedding day ๐Ÿ˜‰ (although the next e-session she did had tons of front-facing pics on the blog, I think she might have figured that out on her own :P)

    Post # 5
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    1000 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    So you’re staying there we 21 comoletely different shots? while 32 is a low number total, 21 unique shots is pretty good. I would ask for more photos simply because that’s just TOO low an overall number), but bearing in mind she probably left the rest out for a reason. Or you might just get more similar shots to the ones you have with different expressions. Is the person you hired nearer to the business? How long did you shoot for?

    Post # 6
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    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    It’s not wrong for you to be upset – you expected one result and received something different.  I’d be upset too.  Definitely check your contract and speak with the photographer.  The photographer won’t be able to resolve any issues unless you tell them what you want and that you’re not satisfied.  

    Post # 9
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    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @lilsistam:  I would check the contract and say something.  I revieved 75 different poses from my guy.  We were also very verbal about what we wanted and kept telling him to take more pics. He ended up filling up his 16GB memory card and had to get another!

    Post # 10
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    1846 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think that seems low! I didn’t know exactly how many pictures we would get back, but I was hoping for 50 and ended up with closer to 150 unique shots.

    Post # 11
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    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yeah, check your contract. 40 pictures? Man, our e-session was over 2 hours and we ended up getting over 400 (edited) photos back (she filled up her card + part of a backup and her husband was shooting, as well).

    Post # 12
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    1000 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @lilsistam:  I think your email was worded very nicely. Im sorry for my typos. I meant to say newer not nearer but it looks like you understood. I asked that because (and I am NOT saying you got what you paid for) if you’re happy with the 32 you did get youre doing great, but delivering fewer photos is a bit of a newbie move because they tend to a.) mess up a greater percentage of shots, and/or B.) use photoshop instead of Lightroom to edit, which makes the process slower working with individual files instead of being able to batch a little. Hopefully she gives you the extra shots you want to see but my strong recommendation is that you ask her NOW before the wedding for a set number of photos that will be delivered from the wedding so you can agree on a number you think you’ll be happy with before hand and get it put into a contract.

    Post # 13
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    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    @vorpalette:  That is highly unusual.  Most photographers I know deliver 40-80 edited photos for an engagement session.

    Post # 14
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    ifIs if you are thrilled with the quality 20 is plenty. I’d rather have 200 stellar wedding images than 1000 so so filler images shoved in to fluff numbers. Part of what I’m paying my photographer to do is weed out the less than perfect image! 

    Post # 15
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    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We were in a similar situation. We shot for a couple hours, and then only got 30ish pictures back. I was a little disappointed, but we never had a discussion on how many we would receive. I asked her about it afterwards and found out that a lot of the ones we didn’t get was because the light was too harsh, or we had our eyes closed. It was disappointing, but I understood. I plan on talking to them before the wedding to see how many pictures we can expect so there are no disappointments for that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
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    2351 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We got 91 unique photos from an hour session. 21 is very low.

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