- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
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.
I know I could get ones taken of Matt and I. It is just very expensive to get my hair and makeup done again and all of the other things I was doing to prep for the wedding (tanning, intense exercise, etc.). It just wouldn’t be the same.
I’m hoping some family members got some good shots.
I still smell fish.
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?
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?
@missporkchops, I think that would be MORE than fair considering. Not saying he’d do it… but worth asking.
(((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 🙁
oh no how horrible im so sorry
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.
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!
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.
@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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