(Closed) Received our Wedding Gallery… disappointed… :-(

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 16
7002 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

HeartsandSparkles:  Did you see a full wedding shot by them, a gallery of the same wedding start to finish? That is the only way to get a feel for how a photographer captures a full day.

Some photographers are detail heavy and take tons of photos of your ceremony/reception details in various different ways. Others are more about capturing moments and might take a few overall shots of the setup, but not more than that.

Same for posed photos. Every photographer is different. We all take formals because its a necessary evil – but some spend more time on it than others. Many photographers capture the standard formal groupings, but don’t go overboard with them, because they are photojournalistic and focus on capturing real moments…aka the candids.

FWIW, as a wedding photographer I don’t accept a shot list. I do take a family formal list, because I find it more efficient. NOT because I need a list of the groupings, but because i make my couples list out each grouping by those needing to be included – saves times so we aren’t standing around yelling for “the brides extended family”.

Anyway, there could be any number of reasons why there are missing moments. I would reach out to them and ask them about it.

Post # 19
3638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

HeartsandSparkles:  ๐Ÿ™ I’m really dissapointed for you. I can’t believe that half your photos are of people dancing at the reception!

Post # 21
2350 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I really didn’t like my collection of photos right off the bat. I think that’s totally normal. There were some shots I didn’t get, like the back of my dress. Or the front of my dress actually.  In fact I only got two full length bridals and I’m at three-quarters turn. And they’re not that great. The more I looked at them, the more I started to like them tho.  Some  I absolutely love. But the vast majority r just eh. They r great quality, I can tell because of their composition, but I just didn’t fall in love with them. I’m just starting to like them now, and it’s been over a year.

I’d say give ur self some time and after a few months see if they don’t grow on u. The ones that got missed, we’ll there just nothing u can do about that.

Also,  my photog did not edit out things like stray hairs,  bug bites, sweat beads, so I had to do all the photoshopping for stuff like that myself. For 600 pics.  But once I did, it improved my feelings toward them.








Post # 23
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015


I would write negative reviews. I checked a ton of sites (WeddingWire, TheKnot, WeddingBee, ETC) before booking ANY vendor, and I always look at the negative reviews first! I missed a bullet with a BAD (nationwide) photog company that posed as a small business in our area!

Post # 24
1471 posts
Bumble bee

Can I ask, how is it you got no picture with your entire bridal party??  Or your MOH?  Did you not say anything during the picture time?  You can be DAMN sure before we are done, I will say “Wait I want a picture with ___”.  

Also, agree with the PP who said ask for your pictures photoshopped, like your hair down your chest.  My photographer gave us an engagement picture like this:

I asked for her to photoshop out his umbrella and hand – and I LOVE it!  The backround blends perfectly, even with trees.  Photoshopped pic:


Post # 25
1471 posts
Bumble bee


Post # 26
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

HeartsandSparkles:  Sorry to hear about your update! That’s a very shitty response from them. I’d definitely leave bad reviews. 

I’m not 100% thrilled with out pictures. We chose an up and coming photographer, and only paid $910 for 6 hours, so I definitely cant complain about the cost, but even we got almost all the pictures we wanted. The only ones I can really complain about are the walk down the aisle pictures, but that wasnt her fault at all. 

Post # 27
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

HeartsandSparkles:  Oh no. Do you have your pictures in hand? Because I wouldn’t do anything drastic if they’re still holding your photos hostage.

Post # 28
1461 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I am so sorry that you aren’t happy with your pics ๐Ÿ™  Could you post a few on here to let us look at them??   I know that I am overly critical of pictures of my self and it helps to have other peoples opinons!  As for what to do, I would leave an honest review of your photographer.  You dont want another bride to go through the same thing.

Post # 29
982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

HeartsandSparkles:  Oh no ๐Ÿ™ I’m so sad for you. 

Maybe you can post a few pics here, I find the Bees do a great job about making others feel better about their pics, because you will always be your own worst critic. Also, since they’re not responding to email, do you have a phone number or know their studio location?

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