- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
So I hired a girl who was just out of photography school, but her website was beautiful. I loved all her shots, her poses, her editing, and best of all, her prices. She was one of the lesser expensive photogs, and my Dad, who’s paying for the wedding, was hard pressed to even pay for her. So I felt I got a lucky break with her being so good, and so cheap.
But after we got the engagement pictures back… I tried ot hold it together for the first month or so, trying to convince myself I liked them, but I finally admitted to my Fiance that I hated them. I cried, and got pretty sad about it for a few days. I just ALWAYS thought I would love my engagament pictures, but I hated hated hated every single one of them.
And usually I’m really photogenic. But every shot she took, I looked terrible! :S And I’m really not vain, or delusional about how good looking I am. But I even took pictures with my sister at Christmas time and looked back on them, and I looked so good! I felt beautiful in them! But when I look at my engagement pictres, I feel soooo terrible. 🙁 And my Fiance, who ususally is not photogenic at al, looks amazing. So weird.
I finally emailed the photographer, and I didn’t want ot hurt her feeling, but I told her I just didn’t like how I looked in them. I asked for a whole new re-shoot, but she said we could go for a little photoshoot and let me see the pictures as she’s taking them (while we were taking engagement pictures before, she never let me look at them, even though I asked) just so she could get an idea of what angle I think looks nice and what she could try and get for the wedding day. And she says I could have whatever pictures we get out of that.
I wanted to use an engagement picture for our wedding invites but.. I just can’t pick a picture, they’re all just… urgh. I don’t even understand. I usually love pictures I take, even goofy, not candid pictures of me. But these, I just look miserable, awkward, and like 20 years older than I actually am. I’m only 22! 🙁
So now I don’t know if I should stick with her and hope that our mini session before the wedding ceremony to kind of give her more of an idea how to pose me and how to photograph me, and just hope for the best for the wedding pictures? Or do you think I should go hunting for another photographer? Or am I being WAAAAY too sensitive?? Most photogs are already booked, so it would be a tough road to go.. :S I just want beautiful wedding pictures, and I don’t want ot cry over them like I cried over my enagagement pictures….