We got our engagement pictures back. No joke, I cried. I'm VERY disappointed! 41 pictures (the 41 best of the 200+ the photographer took) & we're smiling in only one- and that was a candid. In the others we look awkward, uncomfortable or they're just bad pics. I'm devastated & scared my wedding pics will suck. When he called me to ask if I liked them, I thought, "if you can't say something nice..." but I was asked directly, so I lied. I know, I shouldn't have lied, but I did.
I want amazing wedding pics. Hell, I'd settle for nice. My parents think it was a fluke, after all, he works for a prestigious newspaper and teachers photography at my alma mater. And of course, they say, my fashion choices didn't help much. (My thought to that last statement is that, if that were the case, the close-ups should be better then they are!) My friends have said that my wedding pics will be better, that nobody's engagement pics come out nice, that it was an overcast day so the lighting was bad. My answer is that the photographer is the professional (see afrementioned qualifications) so he should know how to take in bad light, tell us to smile when we aren't, etc.
I know I need to call him, but how do I tell him how unhappy I am? I know I need to deal w my fear of confrontation. That I get. But any advice on what/how to say it? And in all honesty, is telling him I am not happy with him going to change anything? Actually, that is my real fear.
Any words to quell my fears would be greatly appreciated!