Post # 1
My husband and I recently got our wedding pictures back and I am not really crazy about them.
We used the same photgrapher his cousin had for her wedding and her pictures came out beautifully. We also used this photog for our engagement pictures which came out nice.
The photog took several pictures that I did really like when it came to me with all the bridesmaids, my husband with all the groomsmen and the whole group of us together but when it came to pictures of me and my husband together, the photos were lacking.
Out of 685 pictures (which I felt was a small amount considering we got 245 for our 1 1/2 hr engagement session with one camera and this was 7 hours with 2 cameras) there were only 55 with just him and I and out of those there are only about 7 or 8 that I think are okay and there were ZERO pictures of the two of us in the church after the ceremony!
I was just wondering if anyone else has ever had this happen and if so what did you do?
My mother-in-law suggested we get dressed up again and take some more pictures with just the two of us.
Any oppinions or advice would be greatly appreciated
Post # 3
I’m sorry! I’m not married yet but not liking the photos is a fear of mine so I can see how you might be dissapointed. Your MIL’s idea of getting dressed up and taking photos is a good idea. Did you say anything to the photographer about the amount of photos? Did she let you know how many photos you could expect? I know our photographer gave us a ballpark figure. I agree that 685 isn’t a huge number, based on what our photographer told us (and we’re having 1 camera).
Post # 4
I second your Mother-In-Law. Get dresses back up and get the picutes taken again, and I would get a different photog if you didn’t like what he did for the wedding. I would also talk to the photog and ask him why there seemed to be very little photos for the amount of time he spent with you as well as not a lot of photos the two of you together and what not. You might find that he had valid reasons, such as didn’t know you wanted that kind of photo taken or the timing was bad or the photos didn’t come out. Good luck!!!
Post # 5
Also, I would suggest asking your photographer if there are additional pictures. Often, photographers will only give what they deem are their best photographs (the best representations of their work) and leave out the ones that didn’t turn out as well, espcially if there are 10 of a series of shots. I had remembered my photographers taking photos on two separate occassions that I didn’t see, so I emailed about those, and they sent them over to me for my personal viewing after tweaking them a bit more. After seeing them, I understood why they hadn’t included them in my final photo CD, but I still wanted the memory.
Post # 6
they may even do a reshoot at no cost if you let them know that you aren’t totally satisfied with your pics(they have a reputation to uphold)
Post # 7
I wasn’t happy with my wedding photos either and I asked the hive the same thing. They told me to do a aftershoot with just me in my dress and the Darling Husband.
I then went on my honeymoon, (Which was 4 months after my wedding) where I spend extra for professional photos and they are so totally worth it. I got over my wedding photos. I plan to get professional photos every year if we can afford it.
I would find a photographer that you like and have a re-do photo session.
Post # 8
Oh, how frustrating! If the photos truly upset you, I agree with your Mother-In-Law, that a “day-after” session (even though it won’t be the day after) might be a nice way to get the shots you wished you had — AND, it sounds like it’d be fun! I’m so sorry you’re going through this!
Post # 9
Also, I have to add that I was looking for a photo to post to a thread and I ended up going through my photos all over again. They aren’t actually that bad. I think part of it had to do with my initial expectations. I wanted him to take certain shots, which sadly never happened but looking at the photos he took, he got some really good shots. I know, I wish I was in love with them when I first got them but I can see that in the end they weren’t that bad and some pics really captured the moment. It only took me 7 months to realize this. :/
Post # 10
First I want to see pictures!
Second I am not married yet, but recenlty took our e-pics and wasn’t very happy with them. First they weren’t very original he kept making us make “serious” faces and I just look pissed lol plus my dress was kinda short and I am fairly sure I kept flashing the photogropher and he still took pictures! Out of 235 pics I like about 10, but at least I have 10 pics I like 🙂
Post # 11
Well, 685 pics is actually more than average. Most people get between 400-700 pics. Also, 55 of just the 2 of you is quite a few as well. I know the numbers sound small after 7 hours of photography, but usually the photographer takes several of the same-ish pose & gives you the best of that pose. Usually the number of hours a photographer spends taking pictures is only about 1/4 or even 1/8 of the time they spend behind the computer uploading & editing your pics.
Is it the quality that you’re not happy with? Or do you just want more couple shots? If you want more pics, than maybe schedule a shoot in your wedding clothes kinda like your engagement session with your photographer, if you were happy with your engagement photos.
Post # 12
Yes!!!! Sounds like a great excuse for a trash the dress session!!!!!
Post # 14
I only got 360, 50 I don’t like. There are none of bride & groom smiling at the camera at all throughout the wedding ceremony or leaving ceremony or at the reception. We are probably getting dressed up and going to have another session of just us 2, and get some pictures of that. But I’m not paying for makeup and hair again… so I hope they turn out well.
Post # 15
There is nothing wrong with the amount of images, it falls into the average of 30-60 per hour per photographer which is pretty standard (except for newbies that feel they have to give thousands of images to customers).
Post # 16
Being given 55 pictures of just the two of you is an average number. Additionally I don’t see many people putting many more than 5-10 portraits of just the two of them in the average album. Actually, I find the layout of albums tend to look quite cluttered when too many photos are chosen. It seems like you recieved just under 100 pictures per hour, which is all above board. The only thing that seems off is not getting a portrait of the two of you in the church following the ceremony.
Post # 16
Stehanne1017: im a bit the same. I’m happy with our photos but when i look at photos of other weddings he’s done i feel like ours werent as wow factor’ish as theirs and out of all the photos taken, i am struggling to find more than 2 of just my husband and i alone in a photo both posing for the camera, they are mostly just photos of us looking at each other and theyre taken from a distance. Theres ones where the sun is clearly in my eyes and i’m squinting, i asked him to take a full length picture of the back and front of my dress which he did but he took it with the sun on it so you can’t make out the beautiful detail on my dress. You would think they would know to take it in a certain light so that the dress is shown the best way possible in the photos so i was a bit dissapointed with that too. My photographer has his own wedding photography business and before that was an asssistant wedding photographer to another wedding photographer so i kind of thought he would have the experience needed but i guess he is still learning. I cant really say anything to him as he is a friend of my husband. Oh well some of the pics are really nice just surprised of the lack of portrait ones of my husband and i together facing the camera