(Closed) So disappointed in pro pics – this happen to anyone else?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think I’d voice my concerns to the photographer.  There is so much you can do to edit photos after taking them, of course, you can’t change what they didn’t capture.  I’d just make sure to let them know immediately what you are unsatisfied with and more what you expected.  Perhaps they will be willing to make changes to make the photos they did take as terrific as possible.  

In my experience though, the proofs are what you will get, unless you speak up.

How bad are they?  Have you considered doing a trash the dress or bridal shoot with another photographer?  

Post # 4
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526 posts
Busy bee

I completely understand.  Mine too are awful, I cried many tears.   There are none of just me and my dress, none of just Darling Husband, very few of our guests.  I asked for pictures i KNEW he took, but he said they didn’t turn out with lighting or focus and wouldn’t show them to me.  major fail.

So I did a second shoot on our honeymoon.  I loved it, I got to wear my dress again, and we have beautiful pictures on the beaches of hawaii at sunset. WIN!

 

Its been six months, and I’m getting over the wedding photos.  Honestly, I really only needed 2 good pictures to display in my house and on my desk at work, and I got those.

 

Its hard, but you will start to get over it.  After the first few months no one looks at them anymore anyway.  I wouldn’t have believed me 6 months ago, but its true.  good luck!

Post # 5
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8135 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Our pro pics were terrible.  Nobody looked good, the pics were all so unflattering.

 

The photog got gorgeous shots of the venue, but he can’t take a decent picture of a human.  I was just livid.  He wanted a fortune to do any retouching.  I may have someone else do a few, just to have them.

Post # 9
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845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m quite concerned about this–haven’t taken photos yet but all I need is 5 good OSS–me as Fiance with the dip kiss, me and Fiance close up, me with bridesmaids, me/FI/wedding party, and one of just me. If she fails at that I will be soooo mad but I will be ready to do another shoot as well. Fiance bought his tux and I’d just get my hair done again, do my own makeup, and cough up the extra $200 for better pictures. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@conkin420:  

 

There were 2 passable pics of Dh and I, but the photos of our guests were terrible!  So unflattering, I would never let them see them.

Post # 11
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1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I am dealing with this right now as well. The portraits of people are terrible. The lighting is off, they are out of focus and just over all not good. I was really disappointed when I saw the proofs. The photos of us as a couple are taken from the photographer standing below us, so we look heavy with double chins. The pictures of the objects look great, but people, no.

Post # 12
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3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Omg this is making me nervous. I feel like bad photos would be the most upsetting thing. we splurged with our photog and I would be so upset. I’m sorry ladies! 

Post # 15
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1124 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah I am not a fan of our wedding photos either.

I don’t like one photo of me. The number one photo I wanted I didn’t get. It was a big deal for me to have a photo of my husband when I walked out, to capture his face, but she didn’t take the picture. Something about the lighting in the church.

We got 100 pictures from he. Only two pictures of just me and my husband, one his eyes are closed, the other I’m looking all goofy and gross. I’m really sad about it. But we are planning to do an anniversary shoot on our one year and he’s going to put the tux on again and I’m going to break out the dress and we’ll do proper photos. 

Just to give you an idea of how much my photos suck…

Yeah…

I don’t have one picture I like of me with my husband, not one picture of me that I actually like either. But I think that’s because I’ve put on 30 pounds since the proposal so I’m not liking how puffy my cheeks were. Either way, those photos above aren’t too great. Other photos came out great but none with me and my husband 

It’s not really the photographers fault really, I don’t photograph well anyways, I just wanted more photos of everything that went on but she had to leave early before the cake cutting tosses and all.

Oh well, we learned for our vow renewal!

Oh and you notice the green feather in my bust? I was given a feather by one of the kids and had no where to put it so stuck it there and forgot about it. No one thought to mention it while we were taking all the family photos or anything so every photo with our family I’ve got that green feather sticking out my chest. I laugh about that though, typical for me

Our first kiss photo…

Yeah… Let me stop before I get bummed out… You live and learn…

Post # 16
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3082 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@conkin420:  thanks for the advice! I will. It’s still over a year away though. Hopefully I am very happy. 

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