- 10 years ago
i think a lot of brides feel this way when they get their photos back. i most certainly did – for slightly different “missing photos” than guest shots, but i still felt some disappointment nonetheless that within my 1000 + shots, i didn’t more fun ones for example of me and my BMs (none on the beach for example and my wedding was on the beach!). Anyway, it took me some time and the more i looked at the photos, the more i kept noticing all the amazing ones i DO have. with all those photos being looked at once, you may not notice some of the real candid’s until later. i still find some now that i am like “wow, thats hilarious” or “i forgot about that”. And i didn’t notice them on the first day i saw the thumbnails online because they just blended in with all the others. also, it took me getting photos back from all my guests and i ultimately got the majority of the details i felt i was missing, just having those one or two pics extra from the guests made me feel a lot better.
it is weird that you dont have any cocktail photos, but at the end of the day, if you can get a couple from your guests, they will be cherished momentos. even if not professional, when you look back at them in years, you will have the memories in pictures. so hopefully some of your guests took a couple of photos.
and i just can’t emphasize enough that over time, you will care less and the disappointment will fade and you will be much happier with your photos, it just takes time. i had brides tell me the same thing when i got my photos back as i wrote on here about being disappointed, and now i finally believe them!.