(Closed) how to word letter to photographer?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

have you not signed a contract yet?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

What are your reasonings for wanting to switch photographers? That might help us give you advice.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

We need to hear more of the backstory. Are there reasons for wanting to fire her??

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Okay, so I read that last post. And if you are unhappy with the quality of work the photographer does than I say you shouldn’t be giving her an ultimatum I would just end the contract. I’m  not sure what she could do to entice you to stay with her as changing the quality of her work isn’t all that likely.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Have you done engagement pictures or any pictures with her first? You never know, this photographer may surprise you! I wouldn’t cancel on this one if I didn’t have pictures done by her yet..

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oh and my advice for the letter is just to be honest. Let her know that when you booked the photography you hadn’t taken the time to consider your options. Now that you look around you feel that her style photography just isn’t right for you. Apologize for her inconvenience and move on.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Tell her that you are considering other options for a photographer (and maybe give reasons, unless you feel you would hurt her feelings about quality).  If you imply that you are just thinking about this switch it should say to her that there is still something she can do to intice you to stay with her.

 

However, I do want to say that if you aren’t happy with the quality of work that she does, it might not be the best idea to stay with her, no matter what she offers.  I know you are losing money, but you will have these photos for the rest of your life, and that’s a bigger deal in my mind.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you don’t like her work, more prints won’t change that. You can ALWAYS make canvases, albums, etc. at a later date. You can’t ALTER what you put in them. A bad image will always be bad no matter the “package” it comes in.

“Dear ___,

Thank you for the work you have given us to date. Unfortunately, we’re going in another direction and you no longer fulfill our vision. We are thus canceling our contract. We understand all monies paid are final and are not seeking a refund. Please send written confirmation of this cancellation. 

Thank you,”

 

Send it certified mail

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@FutureMrsMeinhardt: There is no chance. The website and public images are typically the TOP 10% of a photographers work! If that’s not her best… OY! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

She’s not going to get magically better at taking pictures if you send her a letter. I agree with PP that you should just end the contract if you don’t like her work.

If you do like it but feel that the price just doesn’t match thats another story, in that case I would phrase the letter to say that you feel you rushed into your decision and that there are comparable photographers that are much cheaper than her price and you are considering breaking your contract and loosing your depost in order to hire them. I would end with a positive, telling her that you really like her professionalism and upbeat attitude and would love to work with her if the price was negotiable.

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