(Closed) Terrible Photos Article

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Member
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@TopazTurtle:  Wow.. I would be so incredible upset. I wonder if all of the photos are like this? This isn’t even close to professional. “You get what you pay for”

Post # 4
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7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@erinbacher:  You say this, but my Great Aunt and Uncle hired a pro photographer who was expensive. On the day, he was ill, so he sent his apprentice instead. The apprentice took a series of very similar shots to these… and they still had to pay full price!

Post # 5
Member
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Rachel631:  What! No way would I have paid a professional price for an ameture, let alone photos like these! Please tell me they got their money back.. 🙁

Post # 6
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7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@erinbacher:  Nope. They paid in advance. This was also in the days before litigation on this sort of thing was common in the UK…

Post # 7
Member
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

No real details of whether or not the couple did their proper research before hiring this photog. Did they not look through her body of work beforehand? It’s hard to believe shots like what they ended up with are flukes. Anyone with a DSLR can SAY they are a professional, but it’s all about seeing their past work! And who knows how many images were given to this couple. Maybe there are over a thousand photos and these were just the bad ones…I don’t know. I feel like it’s a case of buyer beware. Don’t cheap out and 100% expect great photos!

Post # 8
Member
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree that the photos posted are pretty terrible, but it’s just so dramatic to claim that the photographer “ruined their day”. I would wager they actually had a pretty good day. I mean, sure they don’t have awesome pictures after the fact… but holding another reception so you can get photos of yourself pretending to get married? Yikes. Sue the photographer for your money back I suppose, but then let it go and move on. 

Post # 9
Member
1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That sucks. I would put my dress back on and have Darling Husband put his attire on and take outdoor photos. 

Post # 10
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Well… maybe they did get some good photos out of it? I mean.. they only posted a few, not an entire display.

And.. calling the photographer professional could have been the wrong wording.. nothing about those photos are professional – maybe he wasn’t an actual photographer.

Post # 11
Member
7202 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MissGemini:  +1 This is why I researched a lot! Also, how do we know that there aren’t other shots that ARE very good? I guess I’m usually skeptical of stuff like this, but there have to be SOME good shots?

Post # 12
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Also.. I don’t see why they need another entire reception… why don’t they just get portraits done?

Post # 13
Member
739 posts
Busy bee

unfortunately, these days people can walk into Best Buy, purchase a camera, set up a free website {lots of times with stolen images} and call themselves a pro photographer. It’s up to the consumer to do their homework and make sure they are legit. Here is a good list to start with:

  • Can I see at least one entire wedding?
  • Can I see your portfolio or albums in person?
  • What kind of education or experience do you have?
  • What kind of equipment do you use and do you have backup equipment?
  • Do you have insurance?
  • What backup plan do you have if you can not shoot on my wedding day?
  • Do a search on them, read all their reviews, follow them on FB/Blog etc.

We don’t know if these people paid $800 for someone “just starting out” and now are paying for an entire reception again? Maybe they should have prioritized their photography as little more.

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