A newlywed couple from Singapore recently took to social media to express disappointment over their disastrous wedding photo album.
Posting the unimpressive images online on Tuesday, Facebook user Ivan Tan lamented how the 2,700 Singapore dollars ($2,000) he paid for Reflection Photography’s services was wasted on a “devastating” wedding album filled with their overexposed, unflattering and misaligned photos.
While he blamed himself for not reviewing the company’s portfolio thoroughly, he did question the capability and professionalism of the photographer who handled their wedding three months ago.
“Take a closer look at our wedding day album. WHAT A HORROR! 90% of our outdoor shoot was overexposed,” Tan wrote.
“Our brothers and sisters spent almost 2 hours under the scorching sun and that was the outcome we’ve got. We’re totally clueless as to how the photos will turn out to be, and all we heard throughout the shoot from the photographer was, ‘Oh good! Nice shot! Next! Yes, good.'”
“All these overexposed are good? We can hardly see our faces. We can’t even see clearly our bodies. We literally look like ghosts,” he added.
“They claim themselves to be professionals. The magic question is – Do they even know how to use the camera? If one doesn’t even have the knowledge of camera setting adjustment with respect to the environment, do you even call yourselves photographers?”
According to Tan, the company’s chief photographer thought that the pictures were fine, even claiming that the person who took the photos is a “top photographer” who already serviced over 10 weddings.
Tan, however, berated the so-called “top photographer” for his apparent lack of basic photography know-how.
“Angles, lighting, directing your subjects to get the best shots. Our photographer did way lesser than the bare minimum of the above. Instead of being apologetic for their incompetence, they criticized the subject (my wife and I) and the environment for the bad photos.”
While the company further claimed that they did their best to fix the unsatisfying pictures, the couple pointed out, that if the photographer did actually know how to shoot properly, there will be no need for such “fixing” in the first place.
Tan ended his post by warning other couples to be aware of the company’s atrocious photography.
Soon after the post went viral, the photography company’s Facebook page was flooded with comments from netizens who criticized the images posted on the page.
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