I need someone to talk me down from a ledge.
I did not hire a professional photographer for my wedding mainly due to my low budget. I'm sure if I had wanted to, I could have figured out a way to find someone who was good but affordable, however, I had a co-worker offer to do it for free. She showed me some of the photos she'd done previously and I liked them.
Well, that was a mistake. She did a horrible job. We got some good candids, but there are SO many things that she just didn't do, even though we had talked about them prior to the wedding. For example:
-There are no good photos of me with my mom. The only ones of me and my mom are out in the harsh sunlight where we are both squinting and our faces are half in dark shadow. They look really bad.
-She took some group shots of me with my bridesmaids (also bad: squinting, shadows, etc), but no individual shots. I really wanted a photo of me with each bridesmaid so they could have it to frame (and I could too).
My husband and I returned to our wedding venue three weeks after the actual wedding to get some portraits of just me and him (since we also didn't have any good ones of us). They turned out great, so I felt relieved about that. Moms and grandparents would have something nice to frame.
What I'm wondering is... Would it be overkill for me to get dressed up one more time for another photo shoot to get some good images of me with my bridesmaids and mom? Am I over-obsessing? This is heartbreaking to me, but I'm wondering if it has something to do with post-wedding planning depression.
I know this is a MAJOR first-world problem... but I just want to know if I'm being ridiculous or if this sounds like a good idea. Please be gentle in your replies to me. I'm sensitive about this issue. Lol.