- 7 years ago
I posted this on the photography board as well, but I need as much help as I can get!
I’m sure you all know my story by now, Mr. M and I are eloping in Vegas two weeks from yesterday (Aug 28th). So we made these plans at the end of June. I found a photog. that I fell in love with, he was within our range, and offered the services we wanted (copyright release, etc). I had e-mailed him and asked if he was booked for the day and time. We were going to have a 10am ceremony. He replied and said that he was ooked for the am until 2pm, but could do from 4pm on. So since I loved his work, we changed to a 4pm ceremony and hired him from 4:30-7:30 to take us around the Vegas strip for photos. The chapel provides a photographer for the actual ceremony, but their prices are rediculous, so we wanted someone to take the strip shots.
Once we established that he was free from 4:30-7:30, he had me fill out a contract thing w/ all of our info. (date, time, places we wanted to go, contact #’s). He had me send over photos of Mr. M and I so he had an idea of exposures, lighting, goo backdrops that complemented our complexions, etc. Healso said that he placed me on his calenda and we were good to go. He had mentioned a deposit that we would collect through Paypal, but never sent me the actual Paypal info, so I didn’t pay a deposit that day.
Flash forward dealing with the Florist, Hotel, Chapel, Bakery, reserving Airfare, transportation to court house to get marriage license, etc. It is now Friday Aug. 12th, and I am going through all of my paperwork and realize that I never made that deposit, or heard anything more from him. I sent him an e-mail Friday night just asking him to confirm that we’re still booked, and asking about payment. I haven’t received any reply.
On his e-mail, he gave me his cell numbe and told me to call, e-mail or text him anytime with any questions. So I sent him a text earlier today asking the same (confirmation, payment, etc.) I still haven’t received a reply.
I guess my question is, since we’re now 13 days away, I haven’t heard from him, and since no money has canged hands, is it wrong for m to start psycho stalking other photographers in hopes I can find someone else? What would any of you ladies do?
It’s just Mr. M and I going out there, no one else knows o it’s not even like we can rely on friends or family to take photos 🙁 Waaaaaaaa!