My fiance and I took our engagement pictures in July for our August 2015 wedding. We've had the pictures back for a few weeks now and I just sat down and showed them to my mom and a friend. They agree with my reaction to when I first saw them: just okay. I don't hate them, but I don't love them. I feel like I should be absolutely ecstatic about them! We've concluded that we're unhappy with the pictures for the reasons of the day being too bright and my fiance and I squinting a lot and a lot of overexposed/washed out pictures. I also was disappointed with her lack of direction for poses and what to do. So, I found myself and my fiance to look very stiff and unnatural. I'm not completely surprised at what we ended up with because the photographer we hired does photography as a hobby, she's not a "professional" with her photography business being her first job. So she doesn't have a ton of experience. Anyway, from the previous weddings in her portfolio she showed us, I am absolutely in love with what she's capable of. So I don't want to drop her and find someone else. But I'm just disappointed with how the engagement pictures turned out and her lack of direction (my mom pointed out our wardrobe choices were poor for the pictures and she should have said something, especially before). SO, what advice can you all give me? Please help! Thank you!