- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Sorry, this is a bit long…
I don’t know if I need help, advice, or just a stiff drink.
Here’s the deal: my Fiance and I got our engagement photos done on September 9 (date of posting is October 25). At the time, the photographer told us that they had just gotten done with a busy month of weddings and it would probably take a little longer than expected — she estimated 2 weeks to get some key photos for the save the dates to me, and 4 weeks for the entirety of the photos — these were the “it’s going to take a bit” dates.
I tried to be patient. The two week mark came and went. I was checking their website, their Facebook, their Pinterest page… Nothing (well, not nothing, they seem to have plenty of time to pin home decor ideas!). Fiance told me they would get here when they get here, to just relax about it. At the one-month mark (October 9), I emailed a very nice “checking in” email to ask how the process was coming and see if I could get an updated timeline. It took 5 days to get a response, which included 1 photo for the save-the-dates (which I don’t like and won’t be using due to FI’s expression), an apology, and a promise to “get a few more up shortly.” They didn’t mention anything about when we would have more than “a few.” We’re not in a real rush to send out our save-the-dates (wedding is not until September 2013), but I don’t plan on using the one photo I have that I don’t like, so we are at a standstill on that project.
I have not yet replied to her. It’s been 11 days since I received her email and I still don’t know what to say. I don’t want to be mean – I understand that things come up, that good things come to those who wait, and all that jazz. I know the photographs will be beautiful. I don’t want to be pushy or irate, because the same photographer will be doing our wedding photos and I don’t want to get on their bad side. I just reread the contract, and there are no stipulations for time, just that digital processing takes approximately 6-8 weeks, which, now that I am writing all this out and counting the days, we’re still 3 days short of 8 weeks.
So hive, what do I do? Do I just bite my tongue and continue to wait? Send another nudge email? Has anyone else had a similar experience or had to wait longer than 8 weeks to receive your photographs?
I just want my pictures. 🙁