(Closed) Not really impressed with wedding pictures…

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@FutureMrsChaney:  Best bet is to talk to your photographer.  What is lacking?  What did you contract for?  DVD?  Albums?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@FutureMrsChaney: Your sneak peek photos look great! Is there something specific you can pinpoint as being unhappy with the photos?

You may just need to give it some time and look at the photos with some friends who ‘ooohh and aaaahhh’ over them. We’re always our own worst critics.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

What I’ve found helpful on the boards was that the bee usually contacts a professional photographer who is also a bee and gives the person their images or the key to their gallery then the professional can talk to you and tease out what you like or don’t like about your pictures and what can or cannot be done. I don’t know if the professionals are going to keep doing this after the whole uproar of BeeM’s banning but you can try ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m sorry this happened to you. As someone who wasn’t thrilled with my wedding photos either, I completely understand how you feel. I don’t think your post is a “bash”. You’re allowed to be upset at legitimately sub-par work. Did you give the photog a list of must have shots? What pictures are you missing? Being disorganized seems unprofessional to me. I’d try to pull a list of cohesive, well thought out points to bring to your photog, kindly and level-headed, so that he doesn’t get defensive. Maybe something can be worked out where he will re-shoot or refund some money. I know that doesn’t make up for the actual wedding pictures, but it may help a little.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

The PP’s have some great advice! Have you also looked into to like a ” day after” type shoot, where you and your husband can dress up again but really get the shots you want in a much more jovial and relaxed atmosphere?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I looked at them… for the most part I think they’re pretty good :). Some photos (like the dress in the window) looks like he forgot to change the settings in his camera in between taking photos in the room & then looking out the window.

Do you remember taking any with your entire bridal party? Or your entire family? Sometimes group shots can be missed, if the group isn’t co-operating or can’t be found. I would assume he gave you all he had, but the entire bridal party & the family are pretty big shots to miss.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Okay just took a peak at your photos….first off you sooooo gorgeous! And you husband just looks completley smitten with you ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think the photog had some lighting issues.  A few of the natural light pics look like a rainbow is occuring near the window and the night time pics were a little rough. Their were some really great shots of you though , the details and black and whites. So its not like its horrible, but I can see where maybe you were a little “meh”

At the moment, I live pretty close to you, do you work for a media company or something?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@FutureMrsChaney: In looking through the proofs, overall I think you do have some lovely photos. You and your hubby look very happy and it looks like everyone had a great time at the reception!

I agree with Mrs.Argentina, there do seem to be a number of photos with lighting issues. Some of the getting ready shots seem overexposed and some of the ceremony shots seem dark. Yes it is evening, but I’d think the photographer would be able to deal with the low light better. During the ceremony and reception there is a large spotlight (not sure if that belonged to the photographer, the venue or a videographer), that to me is distracting in a number of photos. The dress on the hanger is very overexposed~but it is a relatively easy shot to recreate if you wanted. The missed shots of the whole bridal party and bride/groom with flower girls/ring bearer seem like a big ooops on the part of the photographer. Not sure how much can be done to correct the exposure issues, so I dunno that I’m that much help to you.

*hugs* The good news is you are married! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@FutureMrsChaney:I understand!  I’m not liking mine either ๐Ÿ™  Lots of missed shots (no rings on our hands, no close ups of my bouquet, no pics with me and just one of my girls, no centerpiece shots, no artsy shots, ets.)  I failed and didn’t give him a must have list, I relied on our conversations.  At some points I also saw our guy standing around not taking any pics.  I also had to ask him to take pics of our rings…

I actually woke up at 4am this morning dreading the phone call I have to make to his guy and wondering how to tell him I don’t like our pics.  I just expected more photos and better quality shots.  I really wanted beautiful pics and we got normal everyday ones.  Sigh.  So much money spent.

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