Post # 1
My dear daughter and her Mr. Wonderful had some fairly awful engagement pics taken.
Both subjects 🙂 are very very attractive and photogenic. Sadly, the pics make them look t.e.r.r.i.b.l.e. at worst and like Sears’ catalog models at best. The light in the pics is muted, muddied, or glaring. Indoor and outdoor pics are equally disappointing.
Yes, these were taken by a professional photographer. The quality and the technique are sorely lacking. I’ve looked at the photographers’ website and I just don’t see a whole lot of good photos of anybody, not just my loved ones!
I’m being respectful of their choices but I’m so worried that they’ll have equally horrible wedding pictures! (perish the thought!) I’ve told them that I wasn’t “overly fond” of the pictures and that we’d discuss it when we had time to do so.
So…..I’d like to ask them to consider another photographer. I’ve seen so many beautiful pics on the Bee site with the light and the clarity that I hope that their pics will have….but I’m very concerned about being a pushy mom, especially when this seems like one of the decisions that the couple should make.
Do I speak up or butt out????
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
If you are willing to help them pay for an upgrade, I think it’d be great to offer. If they are paying and this person is who they can afford (and who they are happy with), I think you should let it go.
PI think photography is hugely important, but different people like different things.
Post # 4
@ladidah2: I would just bring it up with them in a casual manner, and if they mention it’s because of budget constraints or you suspect it is, you could always offer to pay for the upgraded photographer as a wedding gift? Keep in mind though, they have more than likely forked out for a deposit and you have to be mindful of how much they may lose if they back out (depending on how long you have until the wedding etc.)
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
I would tell them what you think, but try not to force your opinions on them . Every photographer has his or her own style and if they booked him/ her they probably like the style ?
Post # 6
I wouldn’t speak up unless you are willing to pay for the extra photographer yourself. Not half and half, but completely a gift from your funds.
Post # 7
What do they think about their photos? If they are happy with their engagement pictures, I would let it be. Everyone has differant tastes, so even though you might think they are awful.. they might be exactly what they wanted. If they express interest that they aren’t satisfied, I would bring it up then.
Also, if they chose the photographer because it was in budget.. and you know they can’t afford another.. I would also keep it to yourself. No point in stressing out the newlyweds if they can’t afford anything else.