mmbrake28
Expert August 2018

My wedding pictures came in and i kind of hate them :(

mmbrake28, on September 12, 2018 at 8:15 PM Posted in Married Life 1 14
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It's been over a month since I got married (BAM to come), but I finally got my wedding pictures today!! I have been super excited to get them because we hired an AMAZING photographer...she was definitely a splurge in terms of budget, but we didn't have the budget for a videographer, so I wanted to make sure we go the BEST photographer in our area to document our day.


We had to ge married in our local town (we wanted a destination wedding, but FH's step dad got laid off as we were wedding planning, and it just wasn't a good time for everyone to travel. Plus, it was important for us to have his grandparents there, as mine have all passed, and they are pretty old to be traveling anywhere far). So, we didn't have the most photogenic location I guess is where I'm going with this. We got married in a church that his grandparents are really involved with bc it meant a lot to them (they got married there and so did his parents); however, it is NOT a very pretty church. It's old and worn, and just not cute. I didn't realize how much this would bother be (since our ceremony was VERY quick), until I saw our family pictures. The background is SOO ugly and ALLLLLLLLL of our family pictures are shot there. It's so bad. Brown walls and just awful-ness.


Also, I am just an insecure person in general, so I'm literally picking everything apart in each picture. I hate the profile of my face (my nose mainly), and literally 75% of the pictures of me are of my profile. Also, my eyelash is legit falling off from crying so much during our vows, and it's very noticeable to me in our later pictures. Ugh.


The photographer we got is AMAZING and did magic with what she was given. I just wish I liked the way I looked more and that our ceremony venue was more photogenic. I see all these amazing pictures on social media, and mine is just sooooooooooooooo underwhelming in comparison.


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Latest activity by Alyssa, on September 13, 2018 at 7:18 AM
  • Mrs. Paula Esparza
    Expert October 2018
    Mrs. Paula Esparza ·
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    This is a legitimate fear I am carrying as well. I have yet to have my wedding. But our venue doesn't have a lot of. .. potential for great photos. So I'm nervous. I feel for you.
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  • Chrystal
    Super May 2019
    Chrystal ·
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    Is it possible to have the pictures done in black and white? Maybe that will help obscure the colors you don’t like.
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  • Melissa
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    Melissa ·
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    We are doing a destination wedding and one of the things I want the most is a great photographer but who knows what I’ll get there or how much it’ll cost. I’m so sorry you didn’t like your pictures. I understand the feelings even not having had my wedding yet.

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  • Alexandra
    Devoted September 2021
    Alexandra ·
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    Aw I am sorry you didn’t like the result. If you feel comfortable post some of them here. I am sure they are not that bad. As long as it shows the love you two have for each other, that is what matters the most.

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  • Alexandra
    Devoted September 2021
    Alexandra ·
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    Have you thought about going to a different location to take the photos?
    Also my sister purchased 2 dresses for her wedding she used one to take photos at an amazing place like 1 month before the wedding cause our church was not pretty and the outside was kinda dirty maybe this could be an option for you.
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  • Mrs. Paula Esparza
    Expert October 2018
    Mrs. Paula Esparza ·
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    We have thought about going to a park that is near by that has some amazing views.
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  • Denise
    Devoted May 2019
    Denise ·
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    I sorry, that’s disappointing.

    Have you asked your photographer what she might be able to do? The pictures might be able to be cropped or retouched or filtered.
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  • Alexandra
    Devoted September 2021
    Alexandra ·
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    Yes, you should do that if you aren’t happy with the ceremony location and if you need a bit more time for photos just add a bit more time to the cocktail hour 👍😊
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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated May 2019
    Kaitlyn ·
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    I totally get what you are saying about profile because I hate mine! Mostly my nose as well but also I am a fairly thin girl but seem to ALWAYS have a double chin going on... grrr. I feel like I need to tell my photographer to remind me constantly throughout the day to avoid the double chin!

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  • BlessedBenton
    Dedicated December 2018
    BlessedBenton ·
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    I'd like to see them!!
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    Master July 2018
    Cuoghi ·
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    I feel ya. I felt similar in my first look at mine. And then I went back and looked at them and felt better.
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  • Destination Harrington
    Dedicated July 2018
    Destination Harrington ·
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    Definitely consider contacting your photographer for an extra artistic photo shoot. We paid a lot to help our guests be able to join us at an amazing destination venue in CR. The view was to die for... until wedding day where the fog from the gorillas in the mist rolled in. Followed by rain and a black out. We arranged a second hour long shoot while on our honeymoon. I got a second chance for hair and makeup and scenery and I much prefer all of it. Now... I haven’t seen the photos yet... but I highly recommend it if you can budget it.
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  • K
    Savvy September 2018
    Kay ·
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    My grandparents got married in the late 50s at the local church and had their reception at the local veterans hall. They didn’t have a lot of money, didn’t have elaborate decorations or flowers, the photographer was a family friend. In their photos the background is ugly but the joy you can see in everyone’s eyes in the actual photos make those pictures beautiful. To this day they are still complimented and I’m sure in a year, in 5 years, in 50 years your eyelashes falling off because you had such strong emotions while reciting your vows will just be beautiful too. I know we all want the social media glam shots but the story is what is most important and obviously your photos have a story.
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  • Alyssa
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    Alyssa ·
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    I'm super self conscious and super critical of myself. I freaked out about engangment photos when I got them back my first initial response was I hate then all and I dont like how I look. But then as I looked at the pictures more I started to really like them and look at them how they are and not just at myself. Maybe take a day or two and then go back and look at them and try to have a different mindset. You may start to like a few atleast of you and your husband.
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