Post # 32
I am a HUGE fan of photojournalistic photography and I absolutely adore all of these photos BUT, I would also be disappointed if I didn’t have a variety of close-ups and scenic shots. However, I definitely don’t think it’s worth another $700. Save the beauty portraits for the wedding day and cherish the great artistry of these engagement photos.
Post # 33
WOOO! TOTALLY AMAZING PHOTOS!!! I LOOOOVE!!! It’s interesting and gorgeous.
If you are more of portrait kind of girl, how about a studio session? I have seen some STUNNING engagement photos shot in studio. Studio photos sound boring? Now adays with fashionable photographers, you can make it creative also.
Post # 34
THESE ARE AMAZING! I love that stype of photography and think she did a great job. I would definitely just ask if you can do a quick portrait style shoot to get close ups of you and your Fiance.
Post # 35
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Wow, i LOVE your photos!!! I wish mine were more like that, Mine were close up and after a while it’s annoying to look at the same sickeningly sweet smile. Your friend is very talented!
I would ask him/her to take more close-ups tho if that’s what you want. I wouldn’t feel bad about it.
Post # 36
I love them! However, it is up to you. Maybe sleep on it a few days and see how you feel. If it is worth it to you and your budget, go for another round. I love them, however!
Post # 37
@bruinchick4: i think theyre beautiful!!! i used them on my wedding website too & will be using them at our reception too. I think a dozen or so is all you really need. We are our own worst critics but if youbwant some closeup head shots you could always ask. Looking back at ours, we had a good variety of both. Good luck!
Post # 38
She can do cropping with some of these…
You seem to have hired a photographer that is not your style. You want a more traditional portrait style photographer.
Post # 39
They are simply beautiful!!!! Do some cropping and see which works best for you. all are stunning. What a great friend and photgrapher.
Post # 40
those photos are amazing. I definitely don’t think it’s worth it to spend $ On more e-pics, you really don’t use them for anything.
Post # 41
You dont need more photos than that. Instead, save your money for a wedding photographer you’ll be happy with.
Post # 42
Thanks everyone for you suggestions! The reason I feel bad about going back to my friend is because I know he’s super busy and he did us a favor by taking on our wedding and givng us a 1,500 discount to his package. He’s leaving for Iceland soon and will be gone for a month shooting photos for Land Rover so I just feel like in the grand scheme of things he has bigger fish to fry than re-shooting our engagement.
I already signed a contract with him for the wedding as well so will just have to make sure that I ask him to get some closer shots of us and our faces.
Guess I might have to live with these!
Post # 43
I think this is a good lesson in being very clear with what you expect and what is important to you. Most think the OP’s photos are really nice, but “nice” is subjective, not objective. It means different things to different people. The OP indeed got many nice photos but they’re still not to her liking and she feels disappointed. For your wedding shots, OP, I would be a lot more clear about what shots and styles will make you happy, so you don’t run into the same disappointment again.
Post # 44
They are amazing photos, I myself would prefer a few similar to these and alot of close up personal photos. However, I wouldn’t spend the extra money to have them re taken, there is a chance you won’t like the new ones as well. Save the money and put it to better use for the wedding.
Post # 45
@photogestelle: Poorly executed? How are they poorly executed?
It’s definitely unfortunate that you do not like these photos, like others have commented I think they are stellar and leagues above what people usually post here. I really don’t understand why people are so fixated on the close up both people turned and looking at the camera stuff, but art is subjective. These photos to me scream two people in love having real moments. Engagements only usually represent the creative posed side of wedding photographer, which is generally a pretty small percentage of the photos taken at a wedding. But that being said the photographer you hire should be allowed to do what they do best.
A free reshoot with results like these even if the photographer had time to do it I think is not fair to them either.
Post # 46
Personally I LOVE them! If you really aren’t happy, I’d say do a shorter shoot and get some good close ups, then use this round for the more artistic side of things