E-photographer vent!!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I don’t know what to tell you… but I think all the discounts they were throwing at you isn’t a great sign… and I’m generally leery of people that claim to do it all. If a vendor offers 10 different services, then they can’t exactly be proficient in any of them in my opinion…

Post # 4
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1190 posts
Bumble bee

@AndysCraftsNmore:  I’m confused, they’re going to give you the engagement shots you want, but they don’t want to pay the $200 to have it at the prison? Could you have the pictures done elsewhere? Or could you pay the fee?

I don’t understand why to pay $800 for another photographer if maybe you just continue to negotiate with who you originally booked?

Edit: I’m just saying this because I want to save you money. It just sounds like you might need further discussion for clarification and negotiation with who you already booked.

Post # 6
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3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Is it too late to cancel them?  Preferred vendors does not mean they are good – it means they pay to get on the preferred vendors list.  I am leary of any thing sold as a package like that.  Terrific photogs and DJs aren’t typically tied together and sold as “packages” like that.  When a group is giving discounts like that, it’s not a good sign.  The tactics they used to get you to send a deposit and sign on are shady as hell.  

Post # 7
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1190 posts
Bumble bee

@AndysCraftsNmore:  I totally feel for ya about wanting to have it at a prison- people don’t understand how so cool the pictures can be! What prison do you want it at?

These are pictures of me taken at the Santa Fe State Penitentiary for a photoshoot. The light in those prisons can be so gorgeous!!!! These are morning shots from the 8a-10 timeframe that you want. That morning light is irreplacable 🙂

 

FYI: These shots were taken by a photography student at the local community college for this designer of the dress, if you wanted to not pay $800 for a photoshoot- that could be another option for you.

Post # 9
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1179 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think you should tell your photographer to meet you at the prison at the scheduled time and pay the $200.  What does it matter what the photographer thinks? You’re the PAYING customer and you should get what you want.

Post # 10
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9531 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

So I imagine that the photographer wasn’t aware how strict they are about photographing at the jail. Not a big deal – you’ve explained why it wouldn’t work to go at 11. So really, you just need to find a date when your photog can make it in the 8-10 or after 5 range. Sounds like he/she won’t be available in Nov, so they’ll have to wait a bit, but that’s not a big deal. I don’t think it’s worth paying a new photog extra to do the e-pictures early. I’d just wait until the photog with the company is available in the time slot you need. 

Post # 11
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484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@AndysCraftsNmore:  I’m confused reading your post. So your concerned because they want you to “fake being a friend” to avoid the $200. Can’t you just say no and book the photos? I doubt the photographer has EVERY SINGLE DAY booked between now and december to take the sots…

Post # 13
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9531 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@AndysCraftsNmore:  Glad it worked out! Don’t see any reason why anyone would have any bad will. Seems like a simple understanding and everybody is on the same page now. No big deal. Good luck pickig an e-photo outfit!

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