I really do not like that blur effect in the images, specially in the second one
I don't think the effect is so bad as the images it was used on. I don't like the people's faces being blurry. They look like they were smeared.
If it was just used on a bouquet without people or someone inanimate object, I would like it better.
But, the couple loved them, so that is what counts.
Hmmmm........#1 isnt working for me. The blur isnt giving me an easy feeling. I see that you were trying to focus on the flowers but I found my eye drawn to the back side of the two leaves in the one bouquet. And they are the least interesting thing in the pic.
I love the creativity you have brought to your pictures. I m sure w/ some of the suggestions people gave you, you could make them better then you already thought they were.
It looks like you added 'motion blur'....kind of makes me queasy.
If you are going to add blur, I'd suggest 'lens blur' or 'Gaussian blur'.
I have to agree with some of the other posters, the motion blur is too much for me. Selective focus with a blurred background (also known as shallow depth of field) would have worked well but this false sense of zooming forward might interest your client now, but 5-10 years from now they might not feel the same way.
I think this is a case where the lay client likes the effect, but us photographers don't. The client is the one paying your salary ....
Yea I agree as long as the client likes it, its all good. At the end they are the one paying.
If you are not charging them for the pictures and they like them, OK.
Otherwise, very poor quality pictures, IMHO.
Nice work! Thanks for sharing!
This effect makes me somewhat dizzy.