How Long Do I Wait To Hear Back Before Moving On With Another Photographer?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@petalpetal:  I’d give a couple days.  So funny, the exact same thing is happening with me and a car I am trying to book in for our wedding.  All emailing super quick replies etc etc…then I asked for the booking forms and for 3 days nothing… I’ve emailed this morning asking if there is an issue with our date / request or something?!

If you really like your photographer though you may be best just to give a quick call.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@petalpetal:  that’s funny… That exact same thing happened to us! We couldn’t believe it! And the funny thing is that same photographer ended up doing two of our friends weddings! I emailed her a few times thinking maybe she was busy and trying to give her the benefit of the doubt. But I’d say if you don’t hear back from her in a few weeks it’s time to move on. It worked out bc i love the photographers we have but man it was frustrating at the time!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I would give it another couple days… She might have gotten sick, or maybe she was out of town, or maybe her sister had a baby and she was preoccupied, etc… Do you have her phone number to call her? At this point I’d try switching to phone instead of email.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@petalpetal:  it really depends on how good they are! I waited to hear back from the lighting specialist and he had emailed me letting me know he was on vacation. This was early January. I think that is off season for a lot of wedding vendors, so I would be a little patient. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@petalpetal:  no! I never found out! Imagine our surprise when we bumped into her at both friends’ weddings! We joked she mustve just hated us bc were so good together. Lol but honestly it drove me nuts while it was happening. We met with her loved with her… Decided to book her.. Emailed for the contract and never heard from her again so I didn’t know what happened or why she did that. And seeing her at our friends weddings it was very tempting to make comments… But what can u do? I hope it works out for you and that the photographer comes around!

Post # 11
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395 posts
Helper bee

I’m not going to be a Debbie downer but many times one thing you’re going to sacrifice with a lower price photographer is professionalism. If you wanted to book a wedding unless my arm was falling off you’d hear from me in 3 hours. I recently had surgery and responded to the new year rush of inquiries while still medicated and in great pain. If she’s playing on Facebook that’s time she should be taking care of business. Esp the business of signing up new clients. 

Post # 12
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@petalpetal:  Just got an update from the lady regarding my car after my curt follow up email this morning.  She said she is behind on her Admin work at the moment and will send through tonight.  We will see!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

You know, as a full time wedding photographer, sometimes as much as I try to keep up with my inbox I happen upon emails a week later that I 100% thought I responded to and didn’t. It could be an honest mistake. It’s also possible that she got another inquiry for that date and is feeling out that option. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Emails do fall through the cracks. That being said I rarely take more than 48 hours to get back to someone.

Post # 15
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210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Do they have a phone number? That’d be what I’d be doing… Otherwise, give them say, another week.. Anything longer and its just wasted time. I was in a situation similar and waited 5 weeks.. Then decided on another photographer as I figured if she cant answer my emails or phone calls then whats she going to be like on the day..

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