So my husband and I got married 9/4/20 and everything went great. We had great weather, we were still able to have a relatively normal wedding even with COVID because our venue was tented anyway, and all the guests had a great time. And no one got COVID from our wedding. There is one small problem. Among the hundreds of beautiful photos we took there are literally 0 formal/traditional posed photos where my husband and I are both looking forward and smiling. We have a bunch with our family but none alone. I am really upset and don’t know what to do. I was debating getting a new bouquet and getting him the same tux/boutonnière and just redoing them at our venue sometime next year when the weather is nice again. I am estimating it would cost around $300 for flowers, $200 for tux and then ~$100 for hair and makeup so $600 to redo them. Am I insane or is this justified? I was really upset because this was the preferred photographer for our venue and he did do an awesome job otherwise i just don’t know what to do now. All the formal posed ones he took my husband is looking at me or kissing me, if he literally turned his head for 1 minute we would have at least a handful to use but instead we have none. I know that sounds “romantic” but now when I am paying thousands for photos and he isn’t looking. I don’t know who I am more upset at.
If the cost is in your budget and it's important enough to you to have those pictures, I say go for it! Otherwise, if cost is an issue, are you able to get a cheaper bouquet? Or use silk flowers instead of real?
Have you reached out to your photographer to see if he has any front faces photos that he did not edit and send to you? If not, I would start there. If you are truly unhappy with the lack of front faces photos, I don’t see a problem with redoing them. You need to be happy and satisfied.
I’m so sorry. I totally understand the frustration. Is the photographer willing to take the photos for you free of charge? If you haven’t reached out to ask, I definitely would! Surely he would be willing to do a mini session for you since it really was his error. I think if this is going to bother you years from now, and it is within your budget to re-do the photos, then go for it! Tbh, if I were in your situation, I think I would redo them as well.
I don't think anything is wrong with doing another photoshoot. maybe it can even be for your next anniversary
I agree that if you have the money then do it. I have considered doing a photo re do not because of my photographers but because of the weather (thanks Eta) I did not get all the shots I want. In hindsight I would not spend the money and doubt my hubbs would want to as he only loves pics so much ha ha. I say if you have the budget and can afford it then do so and I would communicate with the photographer the shots you want because each photographer has a different style and maybe this one preferred more natural shots than posed so communicate exactly what you want.
Beautiful! I know of a few people that took photos the day before their wedding if the weather was going to be better that day or not raining. If you'd like to spend the money on the re-dos DO IT! These photos are for you to love and cherish so I understand how important they are!
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The more I think about it, i do think I want to do another shoot either around our anniversary or in the spring because there is a gorgeous magnolia tree at our venue that blooms for a week in the spring and photos would be beautiful. I also wanted photos of my husband and I on his motorcycle because we didn’t get any at the wedding and I thought it would be cute/fun.