In RE Christina Stuart’s work that amateo posted. Looking through the ‘Bill and Jean’s Wedding Day album, so many just jump out at me, like this one:
As a wedding photographer, I look at that and all I see is a filthy mirror, all kinds of crap on the floor at the girls’ feet, improper reflection of the flash in the filthy mirror, that cheap plastic hanger on the curtains, and the bride’s shoulders so square to the camera that she looks like a freakin’ linebacker for cripe’s sake. And the over saturation of color makes it look more like a Halloween dress up picture than a wedding picture.
And looking at these, it is like trying to play ‘where’s Waldo’ when trying to figure out what the auto focus landed on because it sure as heck wasn’t anywhere near the wedding party:
And the raccoon eyes in that second one are atrocious.
In this one: https://www.facebook.com/158890087499655/photos/a.501652999890027.1073741831.158890087499655/501961966525797/?type=3&theater – if they had just rotated the bride an 1/8 to a 1/4 turn to get her against that Wall to camera right they could have had a beautifully composed picture with what appears to be some beautiful window light right there just screaming to be used. Instead it is a crappy, flat picture with that god-awful mirror in the way again and all those kiddie toys shoved to the side. Same in this one: https://www.facebook.com/158890087499655/photos/a.501652999890027.1073741831.158890087499655/501961969859130/?type=3&theater
In this one: https://www.facebook.com/158890087499655/photos/a.501652999890027.1073741831.158890087499655/501962603192400/?type=3&theater – the little flower girl appears to have had her face eaten off!! ACK!! I know you get shots like this at every wedding but why oh WHY would you include them in the album instead of trashing them?
This photo: https://www.facebook.com/158890087499655/photos/a.501652999890027.1073741831.158890087499655/501997899855537/?type=3&theater – by the fauxtogs own admission in the comments, was a very important photo to the bride – and she was given a completely soft/out of focus shot with horrid split lighting on her face.
In this one, it looks like her sister is about to choke her: https://www.facebook.com/158890087499655/photos/a.501652999890027.1073741831.158890087499655/501997926522201/?type=3&theater – hand placement, people!! Ugh!
It makes me seriously ill to my stomach when I see wedding ‘photography’ like this. It is (hopefully) the one and only wedding the bride will ever have and this shite is all she has to remember it. It is inexcusable that someone would call themselves a ‘wedding photographer’ and do work of this quality. Go back to sticking babies in buckets and making heart hands on pregnant bellies – those can all be shot all over again the next day and no harm done. BUT FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY LEAVE THE BRIDES AND THE GROOMS TO THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING!
Just had to get that off my chest. I don’t know why I go and look at this stuff because I know all I am going to do is upset myself. I know I said before that most of the ‘clients’ of these fauxtogs often look like refugees from the ‘people of Walmart’ shoots BUT I also can see where they have taken some pretty average people and instead of portraying them in flattering light and combination poses to be the best they can be, they have TURNED THEM INTO people of Walmart photo contestants.