So we used an aquaintance of ours as a photographer, because her work is good and her prices were very reasonable. We don't hang out or anything like that, we just know her through a mutual hobby.
On on the day she showed up super late. The first words out of her mouth were "I know this looks bad". She missed all of the getting ready. I mean I didn't care about that much because we got ready in a campground kitchen, but there was a fire going in the fireplace and my aunt was doing our hair and it would have been nice to have one or two pics of my MOH doing up my dress. Still, no biggie.
But then our our first look got delayed by like an hour, and so we rushed through photos of the two of us, and all of them are super "typical posed photos" and I was hoping for less staged (which I had indeed communicated to her in our before-hand meeting)
So, that was disappointing.
We did more photos later in the day, near the reception area, but I wish we had more in the primary location I picked (by the lake with the mountains in the background). All the bridal party photos are just us standing in the trees, and she took individual portraits of each member of the bridal party, which I thought was unnecessary (everyone was into it and having fun and so I let it go).
I wasn't terribly bothered until I started thinking about it over the past days since the whole thing. I already paid her of course, so I'm not sure if I should say anything or not bother. I am thinking this might be one of those "you get what you pay for" lessons (like the officiant we hired, which is a whole OTHER story, ugh)
Maybe I should wait to see the photos before I make a stink? It's possible I will be thrilled with what we got and won't miss the shots I was hoping for. It's just been one of the things that has kind of annoyed me in hindsight so I'm interested in opinions.