(Closed) photo’s: just ok

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I haven’t been in this situation, but are you comfortable speaking with your photographer? Maybe they can do some of the editing you’re unhappy with, or maybe they will be willing to do a post-wedding photo shoot so you can get some shots you love.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Mz2BeJager1: Why did you hire your photographer? I imagine the editing/posing/style is similar in all of his/her photos. If you can pin something down specifically about how you think the photos you got differ from the ones they advertised you can bring that to them, but if not it’s sort of on you for choosing a photographer with a style that wasn’t what you really loved. The issues of the upside down boutineer happen occasionally even to the most professional photographers (we are thinking about a lot of things other than boutineers!)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I hear you – I love/like most of our pictures – but I realised after I got the photos back that there are NO bridal shots of just me, and no simple, close up, smiling shots of hubby & I. Sad face.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 1998

I would do a post wedding session.  Ask your photographer if she would be willing to do it at a discount if you address your displeasure, I am sure she would fee like giving that to you!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

i felt this way about my bridal party photos – i didn’t get any ones i loved of me and my girls and i had realllllly wanted that – especially i had wanted pics of us on the beach for our beach wedding! we got some with the guys, but not girls only.  I also felt like i wished i had spoken up in the moment, but try not to be hard on yourself. you had so much going on that day, you were probably overwhelmed with emotion and you probably had a million things to remember and take in, that its practically impossible to remember every little thing!  

I was able to organize another photo shoot. since i had a Destination Wedding and two of my BMs hadn’t come but had bought their dresses, i had  a great excuse for another photo shoot.  i would have loved to  use my photographer again, but she didn’t live near me, so i found someone super cheap off craigslist. while the quality was not the same, i was happy with the overall turnout and felt it was worth it.

so for you, like a PP said, i suggest you do the same.  organize a one hour photo shoot just for you and your husband and this come prepared with a list of exactly what you want!   let me tell you it was so  much fun to get all dressed up again. i made it cheaper by doing my makeup myself and getting a cheaper hairstyle (that i ended up liking better than my real wedding day hair!).

good luck and i hope you figure out something that you will you be happy with.

oh, i had a friend years ago do the same thing because her photog had not got one single close up shot of her and her husband together on their wedding day!  so you are not the only one this has happened to, in case that helps to know that…

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 1999

Its hard to make a judgement without comparing your pics to what is displayed on the website. Is it possible to post a few and link either the website or blog?

 

Sometimes people have issues with themselves in photos and not the photos themselves.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I feel the exact same disappointment with our wedding photos and I am really struggling to get over it. I absolutely LOVE the photos our photographer has on his website/blog. He has a distinct style and I love his processing but it is not at all what we got. There are a few great photos but overall I feel like they are sloppy – both in the photography itself and in the post-processing. I also feel like he missed a lot of the details I worked so hard on. He didn’t blog our engagement photos, so I almost feel like he had decided beforehand that our wedding wasn’t going to be blog-worthy and he just didn’t try as hard.

I still haven’t decided if I am going to address the issue with the photographer or not, but it makes me super sad every time I see that he has posted new work on his website and it is all amazing. I feel so cheated.

I’m really sorry the same thing happened to you. I don’t really have any advice, just wanted to say I know how you feel and it sucks. : (

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 1999

When booking a photographer I always suggest viewing a complete wedding gallery, basing such an important purchase on a few images from the entire day based on a blog post is sometimes misleading. There are photographers who will only edit the images they post on the blog or website and unless you see their entire finished wedding you will not know until you get your images.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Agree with atalante and to reply to your saying you don’t think he’d go for it, just explain to him how important it is to you!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love our photos but wasn’t able to get all the pics I wanted due to timeline.  I’m going to do a “Rock The Dress” session so I can get the additional pics that were missed.  I’m soo excited cause my Gown is Rockin…

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We just got our photos and I feel the same. The photographer did a good job at capturing all the moments but all the pictures are just ok. I really wanted a good picture of my husband and I so we could enlarge and frame it but so far, I am not sure if there’s any that’s worthy of such 🙁

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