(Closed) Weddings by Tepper…Beware

posted 10 years ago in Denver
Post # 3
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ouch, I’m really sorry this happened!  I’m not a CO bride, but it’s a good word to the wise for any of us.  And you’re right, those definitely don’t look professional at all …

Post # 4
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16 posts
Newbee

Yikes, this is terrible news!  I have never referred a client to this photographer and I won’t ever in the future!

I am so very sorry you had to endure this with your photographer – no one should have that kind of horrendous experience!

Perhaps for your 1 yr anniversary, you could don your dress and have your hubs rent a tux, hire a photographer and make some photos that really count. 

I hope the new memories you are creating as a happily married couple will overshadow a disappointing experience.

Kindest Regards,

elizabeth "the Occasionista"

http://www.occasionista.com http://occasionista.typepad.com

Post # 5
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Aww, such a sad story.  I looked through your pictures and I can say that you were beautiful, the details were great and you look very happy.  The pics were, well, not so great…

 

Maybe you should plan to do a bride and groom dress up re-shoot.  The added advantage is that you can take photos in all sorts of off-beat places.

 

Wishing you the best!

Post # 6
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@ occasionista:  I think that is a fabulous idea to do another shoot for their 1 year!

Of course  it won’t be the same as the actual wedding day, but if you guys can plan it for 6/28/09 so it is the same day and right on your anniversary, it will still be special.  I agree that these photos do not look professional at all.  My mouth literally dropped open when I read that they missed the ring exchange and first kiss.  Completely unacceptable!! I am not in CO but I know you just saved a lot of brides heartache.  Thanks for posting and I hope you are telling this tale on other websites as well!

Post # 7
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

COBride, have you posted a review of this photographer on WeddingWire.com?  I really think you should — that site gets a lot of traffic from brides and grooms looking for vendors, and would be a good way to pass the word to other couples.

Post # 9
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m not real happy with our Professional Photographer X’s pictures either. (I’m not even going into it!) after 2 months we just barely got the high res pix on cd and nothing has had any correction to it at all so I know where you’re coming from. I even blogged about it to vent a little frustration.  We had a friend attend our wedding (he’s a 21 year old up and coming photographer) and his pictures are just BEAUTIFUL and I could kick myself. If I could take my decision back, I would have had him shoot ALL of our wedding instead of Professional Photographer X!  

BUT… what I did learn was this:  After being unhappy with Professional Photographer X’s pictures, I called a different photographer to see about taking some "trash the dress" pics to make up for what I feel is missing in our "flat" pictures from the other Professional Photographer X.  I spoke to Kathy Holcombe at Peter Holcombe Photography and she suggested that they take the raw images (which Kathy said were best to use) and can touch them up and fix things. She did tell me this was an option if we wanted to try it because they wanted to help with us not getting good wedding pictures from Professional Photographer X.

So maybe that’s an option for you since you have the raw files also?

 

Post # 10
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Many, if not most, photogs will not let you have RAW files, because they feel an unretouched image does not accurately portray their finished product and they don’t want anyone to see it. You may be able to negotiate this, though.

Post # 12
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Thanks for the heads up!  I hate that this happened to you, but hopefully your sharing your story will keep it from happening to other brides.

Post # 13
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2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

That sucks!  She missed so much of your ceremony and you can’t get that back.  And for her then to be so rude about it is just unforgiveable.   You should absolutely make sure to post as many reviews as you can on their lack of professionalism and poor product.  All of her excuses are ridiculous – its her JOB to work around those things – that is the whole reason you hire a pro!  Hopefully it will make you feel just a tiny bit better to know you are saving another bride the same heartache.

By The Way you looked gorgeous and  the good thing is that you have enough to salvage to create a beautiful album!

Post # 14
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142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

how weird, their website isn’t working….

Post # 15
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7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

hmmm.  interesting.

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