- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
i think the way to describe how we feel about our professional pics is disappointed.
we were very excited to get our proofs back, and after waiting for 4.5 months, we finally got access to the online gallery posted by our photographer. we had booked this photographer because we thought she would be able to take beautiful, yet interesting pictures, and after looking at what she did for our wedding, i feel like she did a half hearted job.
i fully accept that our wedding wasn’t stylemepretty material and that you can’t create images that aren’t there, but at the same time, all the photos feel uninspired and kind of boring. there was nothing compelling about the photos, and i spent a day in shock because i felt such a let down. and of course, to torture myself further, i spent the rest of the day mindlessly scrolling through other photographer’s blogs, finding pictures from my friends’ and acquaintance’s wedding photos, feeling let down that i loved their photos so much more.
after showing the gallery to a few close friends, the consensus is that they’re fine, they’re nice, which i’d be okay with if i had spent less than the 4.6K that we did on them. if i were going to be objective, i would grade her a B/B -, which again, is fine, but really unsettling for our wedding day.
it’s hard because i read review after review of people who glow about their photographers and their wedding images, and my heart crumples because i have to sit and justify even liking my photos.
what i’m wondering now is whether i should say something. i know that the wedding is over, and that if i really wanted to, i could climb back into my wedding dress and drag my husband out to take new photos, but that seems really unsatisfactory in my mind. why throw money at something that i should’ve gotten in the first place? i thought about writing a public comment on yelp or something, but that seems a little passive aggressive and i’d rather just tell them straight up that i’m unhappy.
so what would you do? is this worth saying anything about?
thanks for any advice!