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Advice on getting over 'eh' photos
Our wedding was a little over a week ago, and we are just getting to see our online photo gallery. Despite so much drama etc. the day itself went off mostly without a hitch, the weather was beautiful, everything was perfect. I'm just not 100% thrilled with our photos. We were never going to get the photojournalistic photos that you see everywhere now because we couldn't afford any of those photographers in our area, and I knew that. We met with the photographer we chose and while not my favorite we liked his pictures, the quality was good and the price was in budget. We cut out engagement pics to save money which I guess might have been a mistake....
The pics are very hit or miss. In particular, even though we looked at indoor photos when we booked him and they were fine, the indoor pics are not fantastic (and our wedding was indoors in a church).
The quality just doesn't look terribly professional (and I know indoors is difficult, but I've seen photos of both indoor venues that handled that lighting just fine). He either wasn't allowed or chose not to get very close and doesn't seem to have tried to zoom very much, and at one point in the ceremony evidently got bored and just started photographing details of the chapel rather than people. At the reception, he spent a lot of time photographing FI's cousins who were getting a little wild on the dance floor (DJ didn't exactly follow our wishes either but that's another story...), but didn't get pictures of the tables with our guests (I'm also bummed that he didn't really get pictures of the decor or anything at the reception because we worked really hard on it and didn't get to see how any of it looked set-up because we were being pulled in so many directions).
I guess the TL;DR is, the pictures are OK, but not what I'd really wanted. There's nothing I can do about it now and I think probably in the pre-wedding chaos I failed to direct the photographer enough, and I know we couldn't have afforded the kind of photography I see on Facebook all the time, so it's not really anyone's 'fault' but mine....I'm just hoping for some suggestions from other ladies who found themselves in this situation? How did you move past it? Or is it something you just find yourself not caring about as much once a few months pass?
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