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  • #604620
    vochindik
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    Did anyone have an experience where the photographer messed up the Chasuna pictures or videos, either entirely or partially?

    #892650
    cshapiro
    Member

    YES!!!! we paid 5k for a photographer, videographer and a second photographer for during dancing. most of the photos are good, but after the chupah all the couple pictures were taken without a backdrop, against a nasty angle….i was annoyed but i let it go in my albums. for my enlarged picture however i asked that they photoshop it….their photoshop was WORSE than the ugly curtains background….so im just gonna take them to someone else who i know who will help by putting it on a canvas and eliminating the background. i know a lot of pple who arent happy with their wedding pictures…..what annoys me is that we didnt go cheap we got a “highly recommended guy” yet i couldve prob paid $800 and gotten the same stuff…..oh well u live and learn.

    ps whats ur question!??

    #892651
    shlishi
    Member

    Do photographers give the family the digital photos or they just give them the prints? And if they give the original digitals, is it the full resolution?

    #892652
    oomis
    Participant

    The photog who did my daughter’s wedding exactly six years ago, messed up and defrauded us as well. He sub-contracted our wedding to a cheaper photographer (an inferior one), who not only did not provide what we paid for, but failed to videotape much of the chuppah, leaving out a very key portion of it, my son-in-law’s friends’ singing under the chuppah to the chosson and kallah. But hey – he DID give me 15 unnecessary minutes of a musician playing the keyboard (without showing the dancing that was going on at that time).

    This photographer was a frum guy, so one cannot argue he was inexperienced with chuppahs. The one with whom we originally contracted to do the job, decided to take a more lucrative job on the West Coast, but never informed us of that fact. The person he hired to sub for him was in no way even remotely of the quality that we had seen in the work of the one we hired. It was gneivas daas, and we had every right to bring himn to a Din Torah, but we didn’t. The final product was a very poor job, not edited well, if at all, and the pictures were inferior compared to the people we had hired for our son’s wedding. This time around, our mechutan had been led to believe this guy was the best thing since sliced bread. As far as I am concerned – the photographer’s toast.

    #892654
    mommamia22
    Participant

    Although our photographer was very reputable, we found the workers beyond obnoxious. My sister covered her hair with a fancy ponytail snood and large deep fancy hat. Moments before taking her picture he said to her “you, with the lampshade…”. It was hard to smile when every so often he would say nasty insulting remarks right before snapping a photo. Really!

    #892655
    avhaben
    Participant

    I read a story of a (non-Jewish) wedding at some vacation-spot hotel, where the hotel supplied the photographer, and lost all the images before printing any. So the couple were left with no photographs. (And sued the hotel for tens of thousands of dollars.)

    I also know someone close (frum) who hired a photographer that was also supposed to do the video. But the video guy booked the wrong date, so there was no video. (But the photography was good.)

    #892656
    The Frumguy
    Participant

    Are we allowed to name names? This sounds as though there is tachlis – to help in not hiring such photographers.

    #892658
    Toi
    Participant

    you cant name names, cuz probably most of the people would like to see those who ruined their weddings lose business. so no way.

    #892659
    avhaben
    Participant

    Bad pictures doesn’t constiture a ruined wedding.

    #892660
    Poster
    Member

    My pictures came out stunning, but the videographer messed up. He took tons of videos of the food at teh shmorg, of every salad, so we have very little of the pple at the kabalas panim. A lot of video during dancing is of the band playing, again, not of the pple.

    There is nothing he can do about it, he simply missed those moments. He wasnt able to capture the wedding on video. We just have to be happy with our album which is B”H beautiful.

    #892661
    be good
    Participant

    My first cousin got married, got a great videographer, who was at all the important moments… got all the shots…

    Except after dessert was done……he realized that he forgot to take the cap off the lens and while the camera was on the whole time, nothing was filmed from the whole wedding.

    So all they got was the last 30 mins of the wedding…

    I don’t know what my aunt and uncle did or didn’t get by way of compensation. We were all upset, but felt so bad for the guy for an honest mistake. He felt terrible too…

    #892662
    avhaben
    Participant

    Many very frum people don’t hire a videographer, anyways, as a matter of principle.

    #892663
    Menachem Melamed
    Participant

    I know a semi-professional photographer who did his own daughter’s wedding – back in the days of film. To save money he cut down on the amount of very expensive chemicals he used to develop the film and ended up ruining many of the pictures.

    #892664
    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    “Many very frum people don’t hire a videographer, anyways, as a matter of principle. “

    Nope. They hire two, and make one video “woman’s only”.

    #892665
    yaff80
    Participant

    yeah!

    At our wedding a number of years ago we hired a photographer from out of town.

    The poses of myself and good lady are messed up. The backdrop had a crease down the middle, that all the pics have aloinbe in between the two of us, making it look like he just took a pic of me and a pic of her and stuck em together!

    Moral of the story: You pay peanuts you get monkeys!

    #892666
    oomis
    Participant

    Are we allowed to name names? This sounds as though there is tachlis – to help in not hiring such photographers. “

    I wouldn’t do it on a public forum. If however, someone asks me b’ferush if I have heard of “Photog XYZ” and want a recommendation, then I would give him a wreckommendation, all right, but solely because he was extremely dishonest with us, not because of the poor quality of the other guy’s work whom after all I did not hire (and I have no idea who the other guy was anyway).

    #892667
    uneeq
    Member

    The videographer that my photographer hired, refused to put together my wedding video. After a year we finally got the video, edited by someone else, with 2 polar extremes of quality within. While the actual video was good, the editing was terrible in the beginning and spectacular in the end. The video of our families taking pictures ( which is about 15 minutes) was set to loud jewish disco music, instead of slow, calm music. It’s painful to watch.

    However, the last 10 minutes was a recap of the whole wedding, pictures and video clips, with the perfect music. The difference in quality is mind boggling. I’m still unsure of which video guy did what.

    #892668
    takahmamash
    Participant

    Something happened to our photographer – I’m still not sure what – so he sent someone else. The “someone else” made a mess of the photos, and we were very disappointed. Luckily, our friends took amazing pictures, so we have tons and tons of them.

    #892669
    goldenkint
    Member

    the photographer at my first child’ wedding was a nervous fellow who had very little patience. i told him about an issue with my face that i have since childhood so i have to be photographed from one side only. he said dont bother me with that. every other photographer i have ever met was understanding aND MADE SURE I WAS FACING THE RIGHT WAY IN FORMAL SHOTS. THE PHOTOGRAPHER AT MY SECOND CHILD’S WEDDING WAS PATIENT AND TOOK GREAT PHOTOS BUT WASN’T AWARE OF MAKING ALL OF THE BACKGROUNDS PRETTY. NU, IT DIDNT MATTER, THE PIX WERE MOSTLY LOVELY. THE PHOTOGRAPHER AT MY 3RD CHILDS WEDDING WAS JUST TERRIBLE HE PHOTOGRAPHED EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING FROM A CROUCHING POSITION SO WE ALL LOOK LIKE WE HAVE 10 CHINS ,EXCEPT FOR THE CHOSSON AND KALLAH. AND I HAD TO SPEND TONS OF MONEY TO PHOTOSHOP A FEW PICS TO HAVE A DECENT PORTRAIT OF WITH THE FAMILY. P.S. THE PICS TAKEN WITH MY OWN CAMERA, BY A FRIEND CAME OUT GORGEOUS. NO EXTRA CHINS) (PANASONIC,LUMIX) I ENLARGED THOSE AND PUT THEM IN AN ALBUM, BUT I DIDNT HAVE A FAMILY PORTRAIT ETC WITH MY OWN CAMERA. Baruch Hashem that these are our complaints. i am fortunate to have made simchos. and daven for more. and maybe Hashem wants me to be less vain so that’s why the pics were so horrible. i actually cried when i saw them, until i saw th

    e ones taken with my camera, which made me feel a bit better.

    #892670
    RebRY
    Member

    Pictures are a waste of time and money.

    #892671
    avhaben
    Participant

    How much does a team of wedding photographers (and videographers) costs these days?

    #892672
    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    We hired a reputable business and we knew going into the chassunah that we were getting one of the workers as the owner was already booked. the pics and video came out great but…

    Towards the end the photographer went to my father or father-in-law (I don’t remember which) and demanded a tip and was told that he is paid by the owner and shouldn’t be demanding a tip. when we got the proofs I noticed that several pics from the end of the wedding were missing. pics with certain guests and family that I remember posing for.

    We spoke to the owner about the shake down for a tip and the missing pics. Naturally, the worker denied the whole thing. The owner told us that the next time we make a wedding if we hire his company – he will free himself up to make sure he is there and will give us special pricing. He held to his word 3 years later when my brother got married.

    #892673
    cshapiro
    Member

    the best part of our wedding video is the “silent movie” parts…the videographer would fade out the frame and in black and white speeding up the actions making it look like a real silent film…some parts such as him chasing one of my little sister in laws around, my mother, sister and aunt talking, my brothers and father…

    they did show the food and the tables and the flowers…they also randomly filmed people but that was good because some of the people i dont remember seeing. the only mistake he made on the case he put the wrong date but i didnt even bother correcting it. he was pretty funny and he knew what he was doing the editing was well done as well.

    im wondering if $5175 is normal for 1 videoagrapher, a photographer and another one for the dancing…there was a mitzva tantz so it was a long night

    #892674
    shlishi
    Member

    Over $5,000 is definitely not normal.

    #892676
    cshapiro
    Member

    hey mods, i posted this on the wrong thread, please delete the previous post

    #892677
    SayIDidIt™
    Participant

    which model are you talking about??!!!!

    look on the sticker on the bottom or by the battery compartment.

    #892678
    Kozov
    Member

    takahmamash: the same thing happened by my nephew’s wedding.

    #892679
    SayIDidIt™
    Participant

    hey cshapiro, no noone knows what I was talking about!

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