(Closed) Partial Wedding Pictures destroyed

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@Styles:  It sounds like the photographer had his setup that the photos deleted from the memory card as soon as they uploaded to the computer. And in the middle of the process, the power went out, which can cause a loss or corruption to the photos being uploaded. Or the power going out messed up his memory card as well. Power failures are really sucky things when it comes to technology. It screws everything up.

Post # 18
Hostess
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That really really sucks!!! I can’t believe as a professional photographer he FORMATTED THE CARD!?!? He should have known that formatting will wipe everything!! ARGHHH! Who backs up THREE weeks after the wedding? He sounds super irresponsible. I’d report to the BBB and request for a nearly total refund.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@Azyriah: Regardless whatever was already uploaded should be saved.. IDK Ive had power failure and this has never happened to me. I guess they could have the auto format when its done uploading but what ever was uploaded should still be there on the drive. Slim to none it would just lose or corrupt whats already on the drive.

I still smell fish.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@Styles:  I agree. He either had the worst of technological luck possible or he screwed something up big time. Just trying to give him the benefit of the doubt lol

Either ways, I REALLY hope the photos are salvageable, and that you will be thrilled with them in the end. I would hate to lose all those photos. The company you are going with seems to do it relatively fast. 2-5 days upoun arrival on average. Have you sent it in already?

Post # 23
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This is terrible! My suggestion, and I realize it won’t “fix” it, is to ask if he’ll do a replacement shoot (gratis, of course). You can put your dress back on and get your Fiance into his formalwear and do some formal shots. It’s better than nothing, right?

Post # 24
Hostess
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@RnbwznPuppies:  Oooh and have the photographer pay for all the hair and makeup to get you back into “bridal state”

Post # 25
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@missporkchops, I think that would be MORE than fair considering. Not saying he’d do it… but worth asking.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

(((Hugs)))  Something similar happened to me.  My photographer’s memory card became corrupted, so we don’t have pictures of our introductions, cake cutting, and other random things from the reception.  It is a sucky, sucky situation.   To add icing on the cake (pun intended), the DJ asked guests to refrain from taking pictures of our cake cutting to not affect the photographer’s.  I asked guests to upload all their pictures, most of which were not very good, to Flickr. 

Our photographer’s offered us an after-shot to recreate the cake cutting.  They offered to pay for hair and makeup.  We didn’t take them up on that offer, because I would look at my album and remember the re-creation.  Instead we are doing an anniversary shoot.

🙁  I know how you feel 🙁

Post # 27
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1521 posts
Bumble bee

oh no how horrible im so sorry

Post # 28
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10362 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow. My photog doesn’t go to sleep the night of the wedding until she’s backed her pics up on a drive AND offsite. That’s just so unprofessional of your photographer. He must not have very many weddings to shoot if he can keep hundreds of gigs of photos laying around on memory cards that long.

Post # 29
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My roommate is in IT and data management and even if you purposefully delete data it is still recoverable. Even after the card has been formatted it should still be recoverable. In fact, the only way to ensure that data is completely unrecoverable is to format about 6 times. I’m not a nerd so I don’t totally understand it all!

Anyway, ask your photog to do some additional research and recovery, or ask if you can take the card and try or find someone who specializes in data recovery to try.

Try Sandisk RescuePRO if it is a Sandisk card. May work on other cards as well. You could also try http://www.z-a-recovery.com/ which I believe is free for recovering image files.

Good luck! Don’t give up!


Post # 30
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476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I am SO sorry. I would:

1) book a shoot with the two of you. You might get a deal if you explain the situation. Better yet– let your photographer explain it to the tux place, hairdresser, etc.

2) put out a call to ALL of your guests that if they have ANY pictures that they shot, you want them in as high a resolution as you can get.

3) Send the card off– the data is there even after it’s formatted, but scrambled– hopefully someone can recover something.

Again, this sucks so bad. I am SO SO sorry that this happened to you.

Post # 31
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8036 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Plantation:  Aw *hugs* that really sucks! Can you get some sort of a refund? Sounds like the guy was pretty irresponsible.

Were there any guest photos? I’d be scared to ban guests from taking pictures in case something like this happened. With my luck it would!

This sounds lame but at least you’re married to your wonderful husband and you have the memories, right?

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