My wedding was two months ago and my husband and I have been waiting on edge to see our photos. I don’t know how long it generally takes to get wedding photos back, but two months seems long to me. When I emailed this bitch about it she was very short with me, like I was annoying her by asking. Anyway, the cds arrived yesterday and much to our dismay they are very incomplete, leaving out several important people.
There are pictures of us and there are random pictures of our guests, but there are none of my mom, my sister, my two brothers, my sister-in-law, my two best friends who were by my side throughout the day, or of any of our close friends. There are two photos of my daughter, and her face is obscured in one of them. And there are only a few of my step-daughters. There are none of my husbands parents or of his brother and sister-in-law, or of his other brother’s boyfriend who was there. She did get a few of my dad, but that was only because we did a father/daughter dance. And luckily, my husband’s family took some group photos and she got in behind them and snapped a few (that we already had, because his uncle took some).
We had our wedding outdoors at a beautiful farm and she took about four pictures that include scenery. She missed a wonderful opportunity, because she could have enhanced her own portfolio by taking pictures of this place. It is spectacular and she’s a fucking idiot for not realizing it. She also missed taking pictures of our tent and tables that we had set up. My friends and family spent hours getting that place in gorgeous shape and just perfect for my day. And I spent a lot of money getting everything just so. I don’t know how it is even possible to overlook such huge details.
Honestly, I don’t know what she was doing for three hours. She was sitting at a table with my friend who hired her, but I wrongly assumed that she was also taking tons of pictures during that time. The fucked up thing is that six or more of our other close friends were at that same table, but there are zero pictures of them. I guess she must have been so busy socializing and eating my food that she forgot to do her fucking job.
I am incredibly disappointed. I’d love nothing more than to call her up and bitch, but unfortunately she was hired by a good friend of mine as a gift to my husband and I. I can’t even complain because I don’t want to seem ungrateful. We considered it a huge gift and were very happy about it when we found out our friend wanted to do this for us. But really, I feel like my friend got ripped off. I have no idea what she paid the woman, but she deserves her money back.
The photos that we did get are quite beautiful and very artistic. I thought by getting a creative photographer we’d get some awesome photos, but I did not think that she wouldn’t know how to properly photograph a wedding. The album that I had envisioned will not happen. The huge, beautiful picture frames that were given to us will be incomplete as well.
I emailed her to see if there are more photos that didn’t get put on the cds, and all I got was a shitty reply from her.
This is the last email I sent her:
Believe me, I was holding back. I just dare her to say something shitty in response to that.
I feel like putting my hands around this bitch’s neck and squeezing her until she’s blue. How dare she act so flippant about something this important? I was pretty mellow about my whole wedding, but when you hire someone to do an important job like take the photos you expect them to be a certain way. You assume that they will include your family and friends in the photos. It makes me want to cry. That was my one and only wedding and the most important people in my life are missing from the pictures. I can only hope that some of the guests with cameras were able to get some better pictures.
I thought this rant would have more vitriol than it does, but I guess I’m more heartbroken than angry. Since this is the pit I will say that this woman is a bitchy cunt of a horrible photographer and I hope that someday she will be similarly disappointed by something like this. She is very lucky that her photos were a gift to me because if they weren’t I would go on The Knot (where she drums up business) and tell this tale to everyone on there. She should not be allowed to ruin anyone else’s wedding memories.