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Asia
Devoted December 2021

Update: scared of my photographer

Asia, on October 27, 2020 at 12:46 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 1 64
Let’s talk Wedding Day Photographers, Soooo you know if I’m in the forum I am here to discuss vendors... or something has went terribly wrong or exceptionally well...


What do you do when you finally have a shoot with your BOOKED wedding photographer and the photos are horrible!? I call it practice but not practice... he did our engagement Photos...
They are horrible!!! Luckily but not luckily we have time to book another one. We have already paid 50% of the $3200... and want to cancel so badly. We can’t redo the wedding and I feel like I would lose my mind if those pics were anything like the engagement photos.
So we had tried to talk to him about it and explain that we are darker than his normal clientele so you can’t do the same things with us. He was offended that I am not letting him be an artist.
He was so rude and unprofessional and I’m so afraid at this point. I think we should take that loss and cancel. But geeesh $1600 in the toilet and only One decent photo. My hair was out of place. Engagement pics but my ring was hidden or turned. I had my forgetter my tag on my dress. He didn’t notice until halfway through the shoot. A whole mess.Update: scared of my photographer 1Update: scared of my photographer 2


Check out the messages. I’m blue he is gray for non- iphone users lol. 1.5 hrs shoot including wardrobe changes with only 2 half decent photos. None edited he just put a light filter on top.

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Latest activity by Erika, on October 29, 2020 at 12:26 AM
  • A
    Devoted May 2021
    Ally ·
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    Take the loss and book someone better. It is your wedding and you will feel so much worse if you dont have good photos from that day. He doesnt seem pleasant to work with at all.
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  • Asia
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    I think so too... but sheeeessshhhh SMH
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    Book someone else asap. Browse Instagram for your area with the look that you're going for.
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    Ugh, he sounds terrible! I would cancel for sure. Do an honest review on every site possible. How long has he been in business? The photos looked too warm? So he filtered them is that what he is saying?
    Ughhhh.
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  • Asia
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    Asia ·
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    See we just got social media for that reason. I’m not on social media so I find it weird for businesses to not have a professional website.


    But that’s our plan because I’m so afraid seriously!
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    I agree with that completely! Social media has its benefits but it should not be the sole advertising source and presentation of a business. The advantage of it is that you get exposure to "lesser known' vendors who are just as good if not better at a lower price, that you might not find out about otherwise since they don't advertise on WW and the other big name vendor directories, But most still have a professional website listed under their contact info.
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  • Asia
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    Yeeessss and my thing is... weddings Are super important you could have at least afforded to reshoot! Omg wait til I get the guts to post them. My FH pants were actually black, after his filtering NOT editing they were gray... my dress was vibrant red after filtering it was ORANGE one pic and burgundy on another....


    I almost cried. We also took off off work for the shoot.
    He offered many excuses to why he didn’t upload the photos in a timely fashion... one day he said he was almost done next the Internet was slow third had an emergency finally I think that’s where the filters came from just to upload something. And I bet that’s why he was sooooo offended when I asked for the raw footage.... when he asked if he could call me, he told me he had took a vacation... all I was thinking about was the fact he just took money to go on trips because the photos were thrown together
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  • Asia
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    Exactly. I literally had to create an account to an Instagram to look at actual photos.
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    Definitely post a review to warn future brides on all the sites: WW, GoogleMaps, Yelp, etc.
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  • Sexypoodle
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    I’d definitely cancel and take the loss. $1600 isn’t at all worth the stress, uncertainty and discomfort that you’ll be experiencing before, during and after your wedding.
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  • Asia
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    I definitely will. Not to mention he was using Pinterest to copy posing he didn’t even have a vision. My ring is not huge but I’m serious we have maybe 2 with my ring hand even showing and the ring twisted
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  • Asia
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    Smart! Hey my FH was not at all for him after the exchange,
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    Oh my gosh 😖
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  • Asia
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    Asia ·
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    Update: scared of my photographer 3
    So I will give y’all comparison photos... this is us on my iPhone pay attention to our skin and especially the color of my dress.... Notice the tag this was half way through the shoot when I not the photographer...noticed it



    Update: scared of my photographer 4Yes this is one the pic from a “professional” photographer and camera.
    Update: scared of my photographer 5
    String hanging off is jacket. Like these are “edited” photos


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  • Sexypoodle
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    Oh, I bet he wasn’t!!!
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  • Asia
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    Update: scared of my photographer 6Ugh!!!! I’m so afraid y’all!!!

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  • Cyndy
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    Cyndy ·
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    You can’t get those moments back. Take the hit and find someone else for your wedding day.
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  • Asia
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    Definitely going to Cyndy
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  • Belle
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    Ughhh... It’s too painful looking at those pictures. Not worth $1600. Definitely not. I am a photographer, but not a wedding photographer. Those looks like a photography student doing some project, only worse. Many amateur photographer are doing much better job than that, to be honest. Sorry you had to deal with that, op.
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  • Asia
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    Seeeee I knew it! Lol. Not to be funny but I asked had he shot ppl like “us” before because this was not it! Lol but seriously as a photographer you should have an eye. We felt so awkward at the shoot too. Me and my FH had never taken “professional” pics before. And I felt like we didn’t vibe when really the photographer made us feel awkward. I looked so awkward in the face from how long it to even copy a pose: it was horrible and a waste of time at our venue. I was actually really nice about it until he flipped out.
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