Post # 17
I have no problem with what she is doing. His pictures suck and his attitude sucked. Maybe the couple could have handled some stuff better, but it’s their WEDDING and photos of their wedding that they will have forever. I would be LIVID and beside myself too.
Post # 18
Who the hell has the time to write such an epic?! Lady: get a life!
Post # 19
I think all the photos her sister took are pretty crappy compared to the photog’s. I think she has valid points about the framing of a couple of the shots and about the b/w vs colour issue, but the nitpicking over everything else is so stupid. And the issue about the groom’s bout had me completely tuning out, at that point I stopped giving her any credit.
Post # 20
ok, so I had to leave a comment for this wacko on her blog!!! She is completely insane!!!
This is what I said…
“You’re kidding me right? I think your photographer got tons of AMAZING shots. A few of your guests shots are ok but I think the photographers are way better. You should be very glad you got such amazing detailed photos such as your dress, guestbook, favor table items, your hubby’s boutonniere (why should it be the photographers fault it’s falling apart?). I think the photo he took of you and the ring bearer is so adorable, not all pictures have to be head on to be amazing…. I think you should take a look at other photographers websites and see how many are VERY similar to yours. And for being as “upset” as you are, your e-mails to him seem AWFULLY friendly and buddy buddy. You need a reality check lady. Please note that I have most definitely never heard of this guy. I just happened to find your blog through a wedding website.”
Post # 21
Whatever. To those brides being dismissive about her whinning, I know people have different styles but that guy majorly sucked. Sucked lemons. I don’t like most of his pictures. Hopefully you won’t find yourself in her position. If I paid someone 2k and I had those pictures, I’d be really really pissed. And 2k might seem cheap to some of you, you don’t know if that’s in the high end in her market. I didn’t read her epistle, I just scanned the pictures. They weren’t good.
Post # 22
I’m sorry but the photos her “family” took are AWFUL. While the lighting is strange in some of the pro’s pic..the angles and look of the photos were pretty.
The ones she preferred, which wre the ones her guests took, just look like regular picture taking…nothing artistic or pretty about it.
To me, she doesn’t seem to have a good eye for photography.
And what’s her deal with cropping things out of the frame. If you center everything, the photos will look BORING
Post # 23
ummmm i thought that there were some really nice shots in there. people like this drive me nuts
Post # 24
I think that since many of you haven’t had your weddings yet, you may feel differently and would be more critical and unhappy if they were your pictures. Since there aren’t any ‘do-overs’ of the actual day, expectations of the professionals being hired hired to capture it all is pretty high. No matter how many questions are asked and portfolios examined, sometimes the photography is disappointing.
Many of the pictures taken by family and friends at my daughter’s wedding in May were much better than the professional ones. I hope none of you are only happy with 60 pictures out of the 750 taken as we all were.
Post # 25
I wish I could see the whole gallery. There is a picture of the couple on his splash page (butterfly tat) and that one was way more gorgeous than the ones she posted. Just wondered what the entire collection had.
That would suck to not get a picture with your mom! But wouldn’t they made and effort to pose? Having pictures with your mom sound very important to her, and I wondered why she (or her mom) didn’t pull the photographers arm to make it happen.
He has an edgy style which I’m sure what the bride wanted after looking at his portfolio. But I can’t say I’m a fan of the overly red-hued photos.
The one of the groom feeding her the cake was really nice I thought. It had a neat color that wasn’t overbearing and the angle was better and more sensual than her relatives (nom nom caake!). Same with the toast. He had the angles spot on! No photobombs on these.
Timing of events didn’t look good, assuming he only had a shot of the cake before the 3rd topper was placed and only of the blank wooden guest book. They are gorgous nonetheless but I’d be upset if there wasn’t a professional one with all the signatures and the completed cake.
The one of the dresser and her back in the mirror…that’s part of his style. There’s one shot on his side that’s mostly of a door but same idea. I thought that’s pretty badass!
I thought some of the objects thought were cool, even though she was irritated with the bucket pictures. But I would probably be irritated as well if I had better pictures of buckets than any with family members.
I agree that some of the framing was off. But you can photoshop to fix it and again I wonder what the rest of the pics look like in regards to his framing.
If I were in this situation, I would blame myself for not having pictures with my parents. Sure the photographer shouldn’t have to be told explicitly to take pics with your parents, but I would be mad at myself first for not seeking him out to take pictures with my mom. (Though in reality my mom wouldn’t let the photographer leave the door without at least a 100 pictures of us ;))
Post # 26
I’d be happy with those photos, especially for that price. Then again, sometimes I think I am a lot more easygoing than most brides.
I’m not an expert, but I think his photos are way better than the family photos. Also, who rants about the fact that her moms dress was cut off in the pic? I wouldnt have noticed if she hadnt pointed it out, and even if I did…it wouldnt have been a big deal.
Post # 27
Personally, I don’t think this was nitpicking. I’d be very upset with those photos, even at that price. The images WERE blurred and poorly lit, the cropping was bizarre and took away from the images. It really looked like he was trying to be artistic but didn’t have an artist’s eye. If her rings were a pretty color combo, that should have been showcased. Showing the favor sign but not the favors? Seems illogical to me. I feel for this poor bride, she sounds like she feels truly taken advantage of.
Post # 28
There were a lot of problems with the photographer, but there were also several really good artistic shots that she completely steamrolled. And what is with her blaming the photog for a wilted leaf or unraveled ribbon on the bout? That’s the florist’s fault, not his!
Post # 29
I thought the pictures looked really good and artistic. And all of the things she complained about were consistent throughout all of his pictures (such as the colors, the focus, etc) which make me think its his artistic style. And for the record I didn’t really see how the pictures were out of focus. Her mom was in plenty of the photos even if the bottom of her dress was cut off, her face and her body were there loud and clear. I LOVED the use of colors in the photos, I think it adequately displayed the vibrant color scheme that the bride was talking about.
Anyway, some people will complain about anything. She probably got mad at him about one thing and then decided to scrutinize everything else to find something wrong. I am so glad I am not a critical person, it sounds so unhappy!
Post # 30
@ crayfish: a good photographer taking a detail shot will style the shot to make sure it looks right–fix a stray tendril, plump a wilted flower or ask someone to straighten a dress train. obviously this can’t occur in photojournalistic “capture the moment” shots, but for an up-close of the bout, he should have fixed the details. but you’re right there were lots of great shots that i think the bride, in her anger, ignored.
Post # 31
Whoa, that was exhausting. After looking at those photos it appears to me that this photographer has a particular style…was this not apparent in looking at the rest of his work?? Some of those photos are really nice shots, in my opinion.