(Closed) Do I give this Photographer a 2nd chance??

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Would you give her a 2nd chance??
    Definitely NO! : (45 votes)
    73 %
    Yes..I would at least try & meet with her again. : (11 votes)
    18 %
    Other...please explain below. : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    4774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    As some still dealing with an unreliable photographer I say hell no, it is not worth the stress.

    Post # 4
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    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Atalanta:  I agree. And on a totally unrelated note, can I ask you about your “ร…ยผabka” profil photo? What was the inspiration behind that image? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
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    286 posts
    Helper bee

    i had a similar situation recently but with my dj. i’m in houston, planning a wedding in the austin area so going down to meet vendors is kind of a hassle. i had a meeting at 10am in north austin & we went down there & finally got there. i realized i didn’t have his cell phone number to let him know i was there. well i checked my email on FI’s iphone & he had emailed me saying he was so sorry that a family emergency came up & he had to cancel. i was so freaking pissed off, especially since its a 2.5 hour drive! & we had to get up SUPER early. my thing was, why didn’t you CALL ME? i didn’t want this happening on my wedding day! he called me later on to see if i’d like to reschedule. i didn’t answer & he left a voicemail, he sounded like hungover or something, like a college kid or something. so i was a bit turned off by that also. BUT i knew he had good reviews on theknot.com & his prices were the most reasonable for what you got so we decided to give it a go & had another meeting this past sunday. we went to the same starbucks & i was waiting on a coffee when an older gentleman asked my name & to my surprise it was my dj. with his little girl! i felt so bad because he wasn’t a college kid after all, that’s just how his voice sounds. he was very very professional & our meeting went so smooth, we booked on the spot. i felt like a jerk afterwards for thinking bad of him in the first place!

    so i gave him a second chance-but with that being said photography is much more important, that’s how you’ll remember your night forever! have proof of it! i agree that if it was her only means of income that she should be on the ball. i’d say try again & see hwo the meeting goes. if you feel ANY doubt at all after that, don’t do it. sometimes cheaper ISN’T always better. photography is where i splurged, we’re paying just over 2k.

    Post # 6
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    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would give her another chance. We have all had some time in life when we screwed up without a good excuse, we are all human. HOnestly, she could hace made up an excuse and still she didn’t, she appologised and sincerely asked for another chance. 

    I think if you really like her work + she’s in your price range and better than others you have seen, I would give it a go. FOr sure she will be 200% focused on your wedding now, so even better ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 8
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    286 posts
    Helper bee

    @MelissaW:  good luck! just noticed we’re date twins too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
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    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    As a photographer myself I think that’s exceptionally unprofessional to forget a meeting. I’m not sure how you do that! I mean what if they forget your wedding? Or your session? 

    I just think if photography is important to you, then you need someone very realiable! But that’s just my 2 cents!!

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    this happened to me too!

    We had a meeting at a Starbucks ๐Ÿ™‚ to meet our photograher, waited for 45 mins after our meeting was supposed to start and then finally left. When we got home she sent an email saying she was walking her dog & cut her foot and had to go to the emergency room.

    Well like your situation & mine, I thought if this were true, why didn’t she call??!! My photographer could of called & told me what happened, not sent an email. Same with yours. If your photographer realized 15 mins before the meeting that she had it, but was going elsewhere, she could of called, instead of having your guys sit there and wait!!

    Your situation & mine were both too fishy. I didn’t sign with her b/c she was a risk & for my wedding pictures I didn’t want to take that risk, despite the fact that she was talented and at an AMAZING price. Not worth it!!

    Post # 11
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    986 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would check references and look at her contract before deciding.   Ask previous brides if she was reliable, how long did she take to get there pics to them.  Could be an honest mistake or an unreliable trait. 

    Post # 12
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    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    @MelissaW:  No more chances IMO. You gave her two and the last thing you need to add to the stress of planning a wedding is worry about the reliability of your photographer. Good luck!

    Post # 13
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    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Personally, I wouldn’t give her a second chance. I wouldn’t want to worry about if she is scatter brained or whatever on our wedding day! I talked to a lot of photographers before choosing mine. I actually had my heart set on another photographer first. Who I decided not to go with because she kept forgetting to get back to me about our meeting. One of the reasons I chose my photographer was that she is always prompt & on top of things!

    Post # 14
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    986 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @pecanpie:  You are so right.   We found a photographer that was our first pic, but he sent his partner to our meeting instead of him, and when I asked if I could meet the actual photographer it was a big deal, he was busy, he was working.  I figured they would not pay the attention to my day that I wanted.  

    Post # 15
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would say no. What if she “forgets” about your wedding date? I just think it is bad business for her to have forgotten about your meeting. I have to schedule all of my appointments late in the evenings or on weekends and have never had anyone say they “forgot”. I check my calendar each night to see what I have to do the next day. When you are running a business you have to be organized and prompt! She also should have called you to tell you she couldn’t make it so you didn’t waste your time sitting there waiting. I hate the fact that people try and conduct everything through email! Not everyone checks their email every 5 mins! Drive me crazy! lol!

    Post # 16
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    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @MrsTimmy:  This! If she has good reviews and this seems like a fluke then I might give her another shot

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