It can seem like a long time between your wedding day and when you get your wedding photos back. As your excitement builds, you might be thinking about how much you’ll love the photos and how you’ll use them to decorate your home or make thank-you cards or holiday cards. But what happens if you don’t like them when you get them, or even worse, you hate them? You can’t go back in time to redo your day or hire a different photographer, but there are some things you can do to try to fix the situation as much as possible. Here’s what we think.
Even though hindsight is 20/20, one of the best ways to make sure you’re happy with your wedding photos is to research photographers before hiring one. You’re counting on this person to take professional and high-quality photos of the most important day of your life, so make sure you look at their past work, get references, and feel good about your choice. Professionals say that you should list all the must-have photos and portraits you want and give them to your photographer in advance. This will ensure that your photos have everyone you want in them and that you don’t miss any important moments.
Keep things in mind
Every bride should be in love with her wedding photos, but if you’re not at first, you might want to change your point of view. Make sure you’re not too hard on yourself or your appearance. If you hated the way your hair turned out or wish you had picked a different dress, that’s one thing. There’s not much to do there, which is too bad.
But if the photos are nothing like what you thought they would be based on your photographer’s past work, and you’ve seen better photos on Instagram from guests than your professional, there may be a problem with the photographer. Just make sure you’re not having a bad day before you tell yourself you hate the images.
Pick Them Up
So, you can’t just have another wedding, but you can recreate your look from your wedding day for a second shoot. Even though it might not have the same meaning and would cost more, it would give you another chance to try out a different photographer, style, makeup look, etc. You might want to choose a different setting or go back to the place where your wedding was. If nothing else, it gives you a second chance to get some photos you’ll live forever.
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Read your contract again and find out what it says about printing, quality, and making sure clients are happy. You’ll probably have to work with what you get most of the time, but if there are problems with professionalism or editing, you may have some options. First, try to talk to your photographer about it. Some problems might be able to be fixed with Photoshop or other professional editing tools.
Try out, Black and White.
Okay, listen to us. You can’t go back in time to your wedding day, but you can play around with your photos to make them a little better. Try putting a black-and-white or sepia filter over your pictures if the colors are off or the lighting is bad. It gets rid of some problems to make a clearer picture, and black-and-white pictures are always classic. There are a lot of easy-to-use apps and programs for editing photos, so it doesn’t hurt to try them out. At the very least, you might get one or two framers.
No matter what you decide to do, keep in mind that even if you’re not happy with your wedding photos. You still have memories and moments from the big day to treasure. Even though a picture is worth it, a thousand words, experiences, and a happy life are valuable.
Do you need a second person to shoot?
Having a second photographer means that your event will get the best coverage possible.
Setting up group shots
Think about asking a family member or close friend to help with the group pictures. If someone who knows the family is there to help get people into the right groups, everything goes much more smoothly. Also, if you want to take a big group photo at the wedding, add more time. Putting together bigger groups always takes more time.
We hope that these tips will help you find and work with a photographer for your wedding. Of course, we hope you choose us, but we know there are a lot of other styles out there.
For example, one of us might focus on the bride and the other on the groom to ensure we get pictures of both sides of the same event. Also, equipment failure is always a possibility, but if you have two photographers. It’s very unlikely that both of them will have equipment break down simultaneously. Ask your photographer if they have a second photographer, and if they don’t, talk about how to get one.
Do you need a second person to shoot?
Having a second photographer means that your event will get the best coverage possible. For example, one of us might focus on the bride and the other on the groom to ensure we get pictures of both sides of the same event. Also, equipment failure is always a possibility, but if you have two photographers. It’s very unlikely that both of them will have equipment break down simultaneously. Ask your photographer if they have a second photographer, and if they don’t, talk about how to get one.
Weddings are a time to celebrate and have fun. The people you’re taking pictures of will be more at ease if you’re having a good time. Maybe the best way to get people to relax is to smile as the photographer takes their picture.