Thursday, February 2, 2012

So Here's the Dealio...

You guys may remember that about a week after our wedding I was having a huge issue with the photographs that I knew had been forgotten on the big day. Well, come to find out I shouldn't have been so upset about those missing because little did I know that all of those formals were going to end up being a much bigger problem.

Okay, so I should probably explain what is going on. So last week we got an email from our photographers saying that our photo's were ready for the online client proofing. I immediately rushed to the website to look at them. We looked at picture after picture and the more that we looked at the more I was starting to fall in love with them and all of those worries went out the door and then it all came to a screeching halt.

I had gotten to the formals. The ones I was already upset about because they didn't get any of just me or any of just Aran. Well, let's just say that they sucked. And badly. The lighting on them was horrible. There are shadows all over everyone's face and in almost every single one of them, I look like a freaking raccoon because of the shadows under my eyes. A raccoon!! So much for looking absolutely amazing on this day, because it definitely didn't happen in these.

The part that I don't understand is how can every single other picture look absolutely amazing except for that set of pictures? And those are some of the most important ones of the day. How could they not tell that they weren't coming out very well? Isn't that their job? All that they would have had to do was move us a few steps or move their flash or something and this all could have been avoided. As much as I have tried I just can't push past this and I am about to go Bridezilla on the photographers right now.

A few other things that are really bothering me are the fact that there are other photos that should have been taken by them but weren't. Like pictures of all of our bouquets! And a full picture of our wishing tree and the chalkboard photo booth sign that I worked so freaking hard on! Not a single photo! Oh and what about those pictures of me diving into my dress? Or of our Mom's lighting the Unity Candle. Luckily a friend of mine did get a few pics of our Mom's doing this so she saved the day there.

And how did they manage to only get two photos of me that are posed and not candid? Just two? Are you kidding me? Ugh!!!!! I can't handle it anymore. I just don't know what to do. I don't want to be upset but when I think about it, I can't help it. I am so upset with how the whole situation played out and I just don't know what to do.

Now, I have contacted them and asked if we could work out doing a Bridal portrait session so that I do have more pics of me in my dress. We didn't pay $1300 for that thing to just look pretty in the closet after all. Why not look for an excuse to wear it again? I may even have Aran get dressed up again. Obviously he wouldn't have the same suite on but we could get pretty close.

Okay, sorry for having to vent like this to you guys. It is just a tough and frustrating situation to have to deal with and I really hope that none of  you have to go through anything like this with your photographers. I wouldn't wish this on anyone!! It would be different if we weren't paying for this, but we are, so I expect it to be a certain way. I don't think that I am asking too much.

Thanks for listening and if you have any advice please feel free to leave it in the comments. Thanks guys!



  1. OH no so sorry you are not happy, what about going back and asking them to touch up the photos that you are not happy with were you see the dark circles under your eyes or the shadows..with the technology these days and photoshop so much can be done to fix that!! Definitely ask, you paid GOOD money and should be happy with the final result.

  2. Totally agree. You should let them know you are unhappy.

  3. ahhhh that is totally frustrating!! Hopefully they work with you!!

  4. I'm sorry to hear that your photos didn't turn out as you'd hoped! I would definitely talk to them - especially since it sounds like these are the only photos that didn't turn out well!! Hopefully they will work with you to fix them!

  5. That's so upsetting - I know how you feel, just trust me you'll get past this. I just hope they can somehow make it up to you!


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