It’s time for another Wedding Gone Wrong Wednesday!
For any job, it is vital to have the correct tools. When you see a potential photographer’s demo album, it should be obvious if they have the equipment to get the job done or not. Your wedding shouldn’t be left to disposable cameras and the slightly nicer one Uncle Bob won on bingo night last month. If you’re unsure about what the photographer is going to bring to your wedding, it may be a good idea to bring that up at your first meeting. You don’t need to know what they’re talking about, but a good photographer can explain their equipment’s functions and purpose.
Here is Bill’s story:
I hired a “professional wedding photographer” to photograph my daughter’s wedding. He brought his wife and they worked as a team. I was concerned when they showed up on the wedding day with a Nikon D40 and a Canon Rebel XT but it was too late to worry about that. They shot the entire event with the cameras built in pop-up flash. Again my alarm bells went off but what can you do with the wedding under way? I hoped for the best.
The 50% of the shots taken with the Canon were all shot at the small image setting of 2 megapixels. The other half of the shots were all shot at 1600 ISO regardless of lighting conditions, even the ones shot in bright daylight. Of course these are all extremely noisy or incredibly blurry from a heavy noise reduction filter. I paid him $2000 and I do not believe that 2 megapixel shots are acceptable from a professional photographer. I have asked for a refund and of course he doesn’t want to give it.
Have you been the victim of a Wedding Gone Wrong? Do you know of someone who has? Email us and share your story. We may even feature your story in our blog.