~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
Oh girls. I can't believe this has happened. All that hard work I put into the wedding. All the hopes and dreams and diy time. All the effort....
We got our pictures back from our "professional photographer" last night and they are 3,000% terrible. I couldn't believe my eyes as I looked at each picture on the computer last night. 80% of them are just garbage. After I finally stopped crying last night I spent hours cropping and colour adjusting as much as I could. My REAL photographer friend has offered to take a look at them and fix what she can.
Let me explain...people are orange. ORANGE!!! Or dark. Like in shadows. The pictures aren't centred. Yeah! How hard is it for a professional photographer to put the subject in the centre of the frame. Some of the pics aren't in focus. Dude! You have a digital camera....LOOK AT WHAT YOU JUST TOOK! Then the backgrounds...I obviously didn't notice because I had other things on my mind because of the WEDDING but why is there glare coming of frames, bathroom signs and just random people in the background of out pictures??? He messed up our "thank you" sign shots. He messed up our red shoes/black crinoline/argyle socks shot. I sent him very specific examples of what we were looking for and he majorly failed.
To put it in perspective...if I put our "professional pictures" up next to snaps taken by our family and friends YOU CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE. There is no sense of style or artistic intention in any of them. It looks like he pointed and shot.
Who would do this to someone? I can't even post any of them right now because I'm too embarrassed. I feel like I've been cheated out of something that could have been so beautiful and now will never be. We found this photographer through our venue. Met him, looked at his work and his website. And he cost as much as any other photographer out there.
I'm giving myself a stomach ache again just by writing this. I feel physically ill and like I'm going to be sick. And here come the tears again.
To give you a bit more background on him:
He has worked as a photographer and as an A/V producer for the Ministries of Correctional Services, Natural Resources, and Tourism & Recreation. From 1982 - 1988 he was the official photographer of visiting heads of state for the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs and The Premier of Ontario's Office. Margaret Thatcher (U.K.), Francois Mitterand (France), The Aga Kahn, and Bishop Desmond Tutu (S.Africa) are among his photographed subjects. Other government clients include Tourism Canada and the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Technology. In 1988, he shot the World Economic Summit. He also won the Governor Generals Medal. So this is why we felt comfortable with him. Hell, he's been shooting for 40 YEARS!
The pictures that have been posted on facebook have been heavily, heavily, heavily edited and cropped and I feel that it is completely ridiculous to have to do my own post production on my wedding photos. They should be complete when he handed them to me.
My engagement pics (that were awesome) and mentioned in a comment were done by my bridesmaid/photographer who has worked SO HARD to fix this jackasses mess and will be doing a reshoot with in June. I love her and highly recommend her for any bride in the GTA who wants a photographer who truly cares about their work. Her name is Angela Martin and she is a true gem.
We *just* emailed him our complaints letter. I'm nervous to hear what he says back. Thanks for all your support again. I've calmed down some, but still not happy.