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We had a mixture of professional and the usual snap shots by guests. Some of my wifes favourites were technically very poor guest shots but she saw something in them that she really liked. ... Just interested on others thoughts of including a single shot that wasn't up to par but may add something.
I DO have some thoughts on this now that you put it that way.
This opinion may be in the minority here but my advice is that if you think there's something about the shot - maybe you just get "a feeling" - I would say to leave it in. "Content" is more important than the technical aspects. And you never really know what they're going to like.
Let me share with you how I've come to the above conclusion ...
When I was first starting out, I showed a client the proofs after they had been through only the first round of culling, where the worst of the worst were removed, such as eyes closed, out of focus, test shots. [Bride was very impatient to see the pictures so I showed what I had done up to that point, with the understanding that a second round of culling would be done to get the shots down to "the final presentation".] Then I did the second round of culling where I got rid of the marginal pictures with no redeeming value. Come to find out, the bride had already started picking out her "favorites" to go into the album from that first round of culling! After I finished my second round of culling, the bride sent me a list of her "favorites" and, low and behold, many of those favorite shots I had already binned, thinking that, for sure, she'd have no interest in them. So I had to go back and pick her favorities ouf of the trash in order to make the album.