Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Newlyweds share their 'disappointing' wedding photos on Facebook

A Singaporean newlyweds took to Facebook to share how their wedding photographs have gone wrong, as a warning to other brides-to-be.

In a Facebook post which has gone viral, the 25-year-old new bride Jaclyn Ying, an education executive revealed how she had agreed to sign an all-in-one package with a "pretty reputable bridal shop", which had included actual day photography.

Although she was told by the shop that she could not choose her own photographer, she was promised that the "standard of the talent pool was consistent" and was shown a set of photos before she agreed to sign on.

The couple were, how shocked after taking a first look at their photos on Saturday night, April 9. The 21 photos she uploaded with her Facebook post included photos shot at odd angles and processed with odd colour filters. Of note is a photo which showed a man standing at the centre as the couple exchanged their rings.(see some of the photos) 
In the Facebook post which has since been shared more than 17,000 times.:  Ms Ying wrote:

"So, what do you do when you finally receive your actual wedding day photos and find yourself sorely disappointed in them? Get angry? Check. Shed a few tears over them? Done.
Post some of the best (of the worst) on social media for amusement? Absolutely!
Here's the lowdown - we got one of those "bao ka liao" wedding packages that included actual day photography from a pretty reputable bridal shop. Before we signed on, we were told that while we couldn't choose our photographer, the standard of the talent pool was consistent. Naturally (and being Singaporean), we asked, "sure annot". And were promptly shown a portfolio of actual day photos.
They looked alright, and so we signed on thinking, "okay la hor, how bad can they be." It's bad guys. Like, first-date-and-you-clog-the-toilet-with-your-pangsai bad. Or, trust-a-fart-and-a-bit-of-poop-comes-out bad. (I'm not saying any of those things happened to me before) Anyway, we're looking for some redress from the shop at the moment, but nothing is going to take away the fact that our wedding photos by this dude are pretty much ruined. What's more, he was our only "pro" photog for that day. This stag worked solo, man. Don't take this the wrong way though - this is not a flame and shame post. We just wanted to share some of these hilariously bad photos with everyone, so sorry ar if your unglam face is in this. 
Last points: - I sumpah/swear I never do any extra edits to the photos. Everything here (colour, lighting, cropping etc) is "as is" from the DVD the bridal shop gave us.
- Bride-to-be friends: If you want to know the deets (bridal shop/photographer's name etc), let me know in private and I will point you away from them. 

- Wedding guests: If you have any nice (don't worry, our "pro" photog here set the bar quite low) photos, please share them with us through Whatsapp, Dropbox etc!
Enjoy the photos!"

In an interview with The Straits Times on Tuesday, Ms Ying who married Kevin Tang, 32, on March 26 said:

"I was in disbelief. I cried too. A lot,"
Ms Ying said she paid more than $3,000 for the package, which included several sets of outfits, hair and make-up sessions as well as 10 hours of actual day photography.

"I had expected that the photos would roughly fall within what we wanted - not blurred, well lit, reasonably well edited," she said.

Ms Ying stressed that the post was not meant to "flame-and-shame" the bridal shop or the photographer and has repeatedly declined to reveal these details. The couple met the photographer only on the morning of the wedding:

"Generally, he was quite easy-going, pleasant and friendly. He is a really nice guy and we really don't have anything bad to say about his attitude or demeanour."
Ms Ying said she hopes to shed some light on "the industry practice of not letting wedding package couples choose their photographer based on their specific portfolio".

Source: Jaclyn Ying/Facebook/ The Straits Times

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