- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
All I’m saying is why do people care what others decide to do.. I hate the term “Pretty Princess Day” but damn it, if I choose to dress up as a princess for my wedding.. So what!! It’s a celebration with family and friends to share of a marriage.. It doesn’t matter if it’s her first marriage, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th year vowel renewal or 2nd or 3rd marriage..Why do some of you ladies really care what she did or does..It’s not you, your life and it doesn’t affect you all!! All I know if tables were turn and your photographer lost all your images do to their own error, you would all probably feel the same Way.. Omfg, let it [email protected]& go!!
There was no “show”… our wedding was real for us as well. When the judge married us, the whole process was less than 5 minutes. We came in. She had us sit down and said repeat after me, we did and it was done. This time we had time to add what was dear to us and what spoke to our relationship not just the standard wedding language.
Every girl (or guy) deserves the wedding of their dreams. We worked hard for ours. My husband hot glued 2 – 30ft petal aisle runners… BY HIMSELF! lol He did any and everything I asked him to do. Half the (expensive) things we included in the wedding was his idea. This was, of course, our day too.
Having said all of that (to hopefully discourage for responses like yours), why does this matter so much? We aren’t reeacting anything. Just consider this is VERY real wedding from here on out if that makes it easier for you to understand.
I have a post open on a photographers’ forum and they are really confused about her methods for retrieval. (Of course I’m not disclosing any specific information about her) just seeing what they thought and they have given me so many reputable recovery companies.
With that, I also posted the sample of pictures that she took (the duplicates of the sheet) and one poster brought something interesting up… He was wondering if she was holding something back about the recovery of the hard drive because images can also be recovered from memory cards even with deleted images. He said based on what kind of pictures she took:
My response to him was, why send ANY images then?
All his response did was make me worry about the actual film if it can be recovered what kind of pictures will I get? lol She seriously took 7 pictures of a sheet. Not even the whole sheet. lol
I really liked this photographer though. She had the best personality. We danced with her and laughed all night. To get the most important images, she was stealth! Things only recently got hairy because of me having to contact her first and the outcome of my pictures. I haven’t even posted the emails between her and I. From her emails, I had NO IDEA the outcome was that bad. She was using smiley faces and all!
I would rather not go to court but I was been informed by a lawyer that if I did, I could win because of the situation. They have reviewed the contract as well.
So glad you got your pictures back! It sucks to have to haggle for what you paid for! The most important thing for me is the pictures! If she called right now and said I was able to recover the pictures, I would seriously break down and cry.
You never truly know how much you miss your family until distance comes between you. I didn’t leave home until age 25. That’s when I followed my love to Africa for his duty station. My mom had never had health problems but the first time I leave the state, EVER… My grandma passed from dementia/alzheimers and my mom had a stroke that very same year. We were a mess! Memories become important really fast, especially pictures. Never needed them before because I was always around my family.
We did have an open bar … was that the true problem? lol I’m kidding (I hope), someone would have said something if they saw her getting alcohol. I honestly believe that SHE believes the images are unrecoverable. After all the info I got from the photography site, I hope we can get them back.
I’m sorry but the mean girl attitude bugs me so much. Would it bother you if I posted the link to that thread? Also, is it against the TOS here if I do?
I just feel that it can serve as a warning. Even though most of you bees seem so kind there are some amongst you that do love drama and try to tear people down. I don’t even feel like it’s high school behavior because I don’t know very many people that acted like that in high school.
The mean girl attitude bothers me too but sane people live on this earth. Those girls are from elsewhere. 😉
oh my gosh! I am so so sorry!!! I have no clue as to what to advice to give you but I hope you get something resolved. Its nice she offered a refund but how the heck can you re-do a day like your wedding day!?!
It does at least sound like your photographer is working with you, which is good. Maybe you guys can work something out without you having to go through the hassle of suing her. But if not, then she has insurance so hopefully that will help. (But I did stop reading on page 4, so I don’t know if more information has come out about what this might cover.)
I hope everything gets worked out to your satisfaction. I know you’ll never get this day back so there’s no way to make it completely right. But hopefully you can at least come to some sort of acceptable resolution.
By The Way, your video teaser is pretty amazing 🙂
I think she just delivered the 100 photos she had straight out of camera so you would have SOMETHING, and to show that it was a hard drive issue because the very last 100 shots of the night were still in her camera.
Here’s what confuses me: I don’t know of any pro camera that has internal memory. The memory is stored on memory cards. So is she saying that these last 100 shots were on a memory card that she left in her camera for all that time and didn’t copy over? It’s a confusing situation.
I think you should try to dig for more details. When did the hard drive crash? how long has it been? If the drive crashed shortly after the wedding, did she try recovery on the memory cards themselves? Images can be recovered from memory cards if they haven’t been shot over.
Also, it dawned on me that those sheet shots may have been her trying to set the white balance in her camera for the lighting situation in your reception venue. Obviously she wasn’t taking those photos to deliver to you and if she had all of your images those would have never made the cut. I truly believe that she was just giving you everything she had.
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