Remember, that these are the *best* shots I have of our 'formal portrait' session. This is the best shot I have of me with the ring bearers and flower girl.
I have a sister (who's married with 2 kids), my mom, my dad, his wife and of course my daughter, Little Miss as my immediate family. Mr Fix It has 4 siblings (all married) and with 7 children between them plus his parents. Out of an immediate family of 25 people, I have a TOTAL of only 17 pictures of us with the family. What irritates me more than anything is that I do not have one single shot of me, my daughter and Mr Fix It together on our wedding day. The only photo I have with the three of us in it, is this one with my mom, dad and sister in it:
How can a photographer who photographs weddings for a living and has been doing it for YEARS, NOT realize that he didn't get a shot of the bride and groom with their (my) children!?! On top of that, I have no individual shots of me and my mom or me and my dad with me! The ONLY photo I have from my entire wedding day with me and my mom is the picture above of us with the family. How is that possible?
At my sister's wedding, we had like 10+ shots of the bride with each individual bridesmaid, our mom, our dad, even my Aunt who was just hanging out while we were shooting got into a few pics with just her and the bride! We had enough pics of the ring bearer and flower girl to create a mini photo album of the two kids (our cousins) for their parents! I have not even a handful of pics of me with the flower girl, ring bearers and bride and groom.
See that cute little shot of the couple sitting on the bench swing in the slideshow? Well, we sat on that bench with my bouquet sitting next to me and Mr Fix It standing behind me. You can see it at the very end of the video trailer I shared last week. Well, you know what the only TWO shots I received from our photographer were of this location? Mr Fix It sucking on my neck! And you can't even see my bouquet or the fact that I am sitting on the bench swing!
And here is the best shot we got of us on the balcony. The rest of the 10 or so pics he gave us are of us totally laughing and goofing off...though funny, nothing that could be blown up to be a gorgeous keepsake or portrait. And though I know you can zoom in on photos to get a 'closer' shot, look at how far away we are in this!
(This tulip bouquet is on a reception table as the memorial table wasn't set up yet)
Now why in the heck would you take a photo of a frame on a table that did not even have the linen on it yet? Why would you not come back to this table once it was set up?
I had many meetings with him and showed him many photos of the style and shots and locations I wanted. He said I had an eye for 'good photography' and he was excited to work with me. His website and his albums in his office resembled what I wanted. So I don't know what went wrong on the wedding day. My cousin (Bridesmaid A) told me that she repeatedly would tell him that he needed to get a shot of the escort card table or the bouquets or the bridal party and he would put her off. She said he and his assistant were referring to her as the 'trouble maker' because she was interrupting them.