(Closed) Photographer Regret…

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

First, I am sorry you’re not completely happy with your pictures and your photographer was less than professsional. 

    Two things stand out to me, the first is you say you got some really great shots. That’s very positive.  After my wedding, I was unhappy with 80 percent of the photos, 10 percent were just ok, but the remaining 10 percent were great in composition. I broke out my photoshop skills (to fix lighting/unflattering folds in people’s clothing), and I really love  them.  Pictures that have bad lighting can be fixed.  Your girl’s shouldn’t have told you they were over your wedding before it was- it’s rude, and I think it’s bringing you down a little bit. 

    Second, you’re upset because your photographer wasn’t very assertive/didn’t do the things you asked. I understand this completely. What specifically did you request that was not done- I wonder if what you feel is really missing are the fun shots you skipped out on? If this person actually neglected specific things you talked about, I would write a non-confrontational email explaining what you requested and passively point out you don’t see those photos. When this person emails you back (they’ll have time to think about their answer), if they can’t provide you with the specific things you agreed on- ask for some sort of compensation in a polite way.

   If your photographer is offering another shoot that’s free or a very low price- try it.  On the wedding day there’s a lot of stress, when you’re not rushed I’m sure the pictures will turn out much better.  I would also wait to confront your photographer if you choose this option- you may end up really happy.  

Post # 4
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Calicohope, sorry to hear your photographer was a dissapointment.  Perhaps you can look through Craigslist or Weddingbee’s classifieds board for beginning photographers that are willing to do a session for free to build their portfolio?  

I found this listing: http://classifieds.weddingbee.com/topic/free-wedding-portrait-photography for a wedding portrait session. 

I am currently looking for a photographer in the same area, do you mind private messaging me the name of the photographer you used so I can avoid him/her?  Thanks!  Let us know how it goes…

Post # 5
5 posts
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’ve done some wedding photography years back and it is their responsibility to have the lighting issues adjusted with their equipment. Do not let them get away with it.

Second, you would be better off going to craigslist and posting an ad for a newbie photographer cheap since they are more likely to be in a harder working, creative mindframe then someone with an older mentality of the business.Besides, the newer the photographer the newer their equipment. Barter with them for their time for a memory card full of pics you can develop yourself and allow them to use your pictures in their portfolio. Most new photographers would jump at a chance for a trash the dress photo shoot.


Post # 6
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

they have free photography on this site too; I missed a free or nearly free videography here, they got back to me asked for 500 but I had just signed a 750 contract the day before, which by the way I found on craigslist, they do MTV videos and busines is slow. 


look through classified of the bee; maybe you can ask a relative to take hots or  a friend it may not be professional, but its a pity if you dont have the post-wedding pics you always


look, look, its a matter of lookng hard and being creative 

Post # 7
27 posts

Hi Hun,

So sorry to hear you were not happy. Can I ask for my own curiosity was your photographer on the low end of  pricing in y our area? did you get to see much of their work before you booked them?  Many new-bee photographers are lower priced. The price goes up with experience.



Post # 8
79 posts
Worker bee

sorry to hear about your situation.  As photographer, its sad to hear when someone is not satisfied with their pictures, it reflects on the industry as a whole!

Sorry to hear the interaction was not what you expected.  The lighting however, is poor excuse….if lighting is not right, then you should create your own lighting (non-flash church ceremonies excepted ofc)….

if he is offering to makeit up to you, perhaps you should investigate?



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