(Closed) Pictures and His Family (Vent)

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sorry but I disagree.  If your cousin was acting as wedding photographer, it was his job to get all the pictures you talked about beforehand.  The fact that you don’t have pictures of your full family or the family photos she wanted is a real shame.  You can’t redo those and I’m not sure it’s something you can label as “it happens.”  

Post # 5
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

This is, unfortunately, the problem with “friendors.”  It’s hard to get upset when you don’t get what you and your family expected, because it was a favor, it was done at a discounted rate, or whatever the terms of the deal were.  

 

She probably assumed, as I would have if I were in her shoes, that the photographer was working according to his schedule and would make his way to the family for photographs.  The night slipped away, and she didn’t realize that the photographs hadn’t been taken in the joy of seeing her son married.  Once proofs (or in this case, not even proofs, but pictures someone else took) were posted, it jogged her memory that the pictures weren’t taken.  

 

I’d definitely apologize, but explain that you were also wrapped up in the joy and emotion of the evening and weren’t aware that the photographer — friendor or not — didn’t get all of the photographs that your Mother-In-Law had requested.  There’s not much that can be done to remedy the situation more than a heartfelt apology, but that might just be enough to appease her.

Post # 6
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3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Was she trying to use your wedding as an excuse just to do a whole family portrait?  Or is she genuinely upset that there isn’t a photo of everyone together on your wedding day?

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