This is supposed to be a happy post.
This is supposed to be the post where I show off my professional wedding pictures that I have patiently been waiting for and have everyone "Ooooh" and "Aaaah" over.
But it's not.
Well...not this part, anyways.
I'm actually pretty bummed, errr-extremely disappointed, in our photographer. I just don't know what went wrong.
Sure... we have the traditional "formal" pictures of Beau and I with our wedding party, friends and family. We also have a couple shots of cutting the cakes and doing the champagne toast and being on the dance floor so I'm not discounting that. We even have some really great ones of just the two of us from our first and last dance. ((thank God we at least have those.))
...but that's it...
As I flicked through the 1400 pictures on the cd today, I realized something...
There are only two...yes, TWO, posed (not candid & drunk) pictures of just Beau and I-one of us under the gazebo where we had our ceremony and one on a 1953 pickup that I surprised Beau with. TWO, people! And of the whopping TWO pictures, only one is somewhat decent but is still nothing to be proud of.
1400 freakin' pictures and only TWO are posed pictures of just the two of us. Unbelievable.
What happened to the shots of us gazing into one another's eyes, or kissing under my veil, or standing in front of a cool looking wall???
Well...just as any sane happily married newlywed would do...I'm seriously contemplating putting the dress back on, getting my hair re-done, having my makeup done professionally again and having Beau get all dressed up one more time just to get the pictures we were short-changed on our wedding day. No, seriously.
These are pictures I've waited to have my entire life. These are pictures we deserve and I just know if I don't do something now, I will kick myself in the ass for the rest of my life.
Am I nuts for even considering this?
We spent thousands of dollars on this one magical day where everything went so right. How could something so important go so wrong?
Anyways-sorry for being such a brat today. I should be grateful for the photos I DO have and appreciate all the memories they have already created. So while I'm off researching photographers for a "mock wedding day photo shoot" I am absolutely thrilled (no, really!) to leave some of my favorites with you...
Learn from my mistake, girlies: Hire a photographer that comes with TWO people behind cameras, not just one, and MAKE them take every single picture you've ever dreamed of. Choose a photographer that fits your style (mine was too traditional...I should have gone with more creative/artistic). Oh-and if it's in your budget-hire a videographer.
Maybe I'll change my mind and begin somewhat liking the two puny photos of just the two of us but I still wished there were more...