(Closed) Were you disappointed with your photos? Share your pics!

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mrslmbtobe:  I’m disappointed with my engagement photos. I didn’t realize how unflattering my dress would be in photos – it looks great in real life, but was really clingy in the photos and made me look really lumpy and awful! I also wasn’t crazy about some of the angles our photographer was shooting from. Fiance and I are both overweight so the pics taken from slightly above look great, but most of them were taken from below and make us look even heavier than we really are. On the bright side, now I know what to do for the wedding – ask him to be observant of the angles and poses – but out of 150 photos, I really only like two or three. Total bummer. 

Post # 4
1176 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

As vain as this sounds, I wish there more pictures of just me.  I don’t really have any good pictures of me alone in my dress.  There are only a few standard “bridal” shots, and none really show off my dress. 

Post # 5
8501 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wasn’t disappointed with mine, but I should have emphasized to the photographer not to take too many pics from below. It’s just not a very flattering angle for many people lol.

Post # 6
423 posts
Helper bee

This is why it’s important to hire a great photographer who knows that shooting from below is unflattering to MOST people and knows how to direct you so you look your best. This takes YEARS to learn how to do and lots of experience.

Post # 7
7038 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Just to give you a more positive outlook – we were 100% thrilled with our photos. We splurged and got our top choice photog, and it was worth every penny. Love love love her as a person and as a photographer.

Post # 8
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m just going to drop in on this to say, print out your “inspiration” shots and bring them with you. We talked to our photographers about a certain “Thank You” shot we wanted to take to send with our “Thank You” cards, showed them pictures, put it on our “Must Have” shot list and then yesterday when we got it from them… it totally sucks balls and doesn’t look anything like what we had discussed. All our other pictures we’ve seen from them so far (teasers) look amazing so it really makes me sad that this one particular shot, that was very important, was such a dud. 🙁

Post # 9
39 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ok wheneveryone is telling you to splurge on the photographer.. DO IT. I am a very visual person and I totally wish that I would have done this. I wasn’t 100% happy.. more like 50-75% happy with the photos, and I had two photographers… hermph!

Anyways I really wanted those inspiring creative photos… and we did get one, and of course it was the groomsmen. I honestly wanted at least 20 photos that are super inspiring like this one..It just seemed like a ton of important shots were FOR sure missing. Its like come on, do I have to specify EVERY single shot, they should know!!!!  I also hardly got any of the guests… he just took mainly unusable pictures of me and the groom… but what are you gonna do.. you can’t really go back haha. Oh well


I have a pic of me and the bridesmaids, and honestly this was like the best one.. BORING!  Then again, I am my own worst critic haha  AND we missed much of our good photo time due to my outdoor ceremony getting rain at the end and so we weren’t able to get our outdoor pictures. Mother Nature WHY?!  haha


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