And we are pretty disappointed to say the least. The photos from the ceremony and everything before are pretty good. The reception is where they start to get sh*tty.
All of the photos look like they were edited by a rave loving teenager. Everything is blurry and he did some weird effects with the lights. They basically look awful. I emailed him to let him know we chose our favorites, and also to make him aware of something I thought effected our selections of photos. There was ZERO of any of our guests and family during the reception. The only photos we got were of people dancing. Anyways back to my point----part of our package was to have his assistant shooting also. She seemed nice enough and I didn't really pay attention to her. We get back to the hotel room and one of our friends was standing in the hall banging on a door. We went over to investigate (it was his room) and apparently the other friend he was sharing the room with was in there and refusing to let him in. I started banging on the door and let him know he needed to open up. After about ten minutes he came and opened the door and we walked in.
On the bed was the assistant "sarah"............I was pretty shocked and didn't really say anything because I felt super awkward. I never mentioned it to the photographer because it didn't really seem like any of my business at the time. Once I saw the lack of photos from the reception I was PISSSSSSSED. My thoughts now are that she was too busy hanging out with this guy and wasn't shooting like she was supposed to. When I emailed our photographer I let him know what happened, and how unprofessional I thought it was......does she go home with a guest from every wedding? Anyways it took him a whole week to get back to me and this was his response:
I do appreciate the concern regarding Sara. Thank you for being honest about it. I’ve spent a decent amount of time looking through everything and found she did cover exactly the number of images that I expect from my 2nd photographers during every segment of your event. Most, if not all, of the later dancing photos at each wedding are taken by me because I am the tallest and can get the higher angles. Mingling with guests and creating active social bonds is encouraged among my team. What my photographers do outside the event is their business as long as it is legal. This is mainly because they are no longer exercising their profession off the clock and are free to be themselves. I’ve attended many after-parties when guests have invited me to hang out after weddings. As I understand, Sara was accepting a similar invite and appreciated the social company of several guests, some of whom happened to be attractive men. While Sara has apparently done nothing wrong, I completely relate to your position as I have misunderstood the behavior of others in the past. Please do let me know if there was anyone emotionally or physically damaged in any way due to her interaction with your guests.