Post # 1
I previously wrote a post about having trouble getting a hold of my photographer to schedule our e-pics. When she finally contacted me, I caved and gave her a second chance because she said she had been planning her class reunion, and that was her reason for not getting ahold of me.
So we took our e-pics and were told a week to a week and a half and she would have them for us. We knew she was moving, so I gave her a little extra time. It has now been almost 7 weeks though and nothing other than an email from her daughter saying she is “sick”. And that was only a week ago. Of course, I felt bad that she’s sick and was going to cave again. However, my friend pointed out that there always seems to be an excuse.
So, I fired her and am now without a photographer. However, my gut is telling me that had we kept her, she would have had an excuse as to why we don’t have our wedding pictures. When I am paying someone for something, I want it when I am told I will have it.
Anybody else ever have to fire a vendor? Weddings can be so stressful!!
Post # 3
You did the right thing and you will be so glad you fired her. I am only 5 months out and don’t have a photog yet. You have plenty of time!
Post # 4
Thankfully you have time to find another one! I haven’t met my photog yet to do our epics but if he doesn’t get stuff back snappy then he’s gone. I need someone dependable for the wedding and professional.
Have you told the woman that took your epics if you don’t get them back within X amount of time you will report her to the BBB? It might move things along. Just a suggestion so you at least get the pics!
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
Where are you in Ohio? You should contact Mrs. Bunny 🙂
Sorry to hear it, but I agree with you…can you imagine getting these types of excuses when it’s your wedding pictures (which usually take more than 7 weeks, but you need to have someone you can trust!).
Post # 6
Better now then after your wedding and you are stuck with no pro photos!!! YOu are better off I bet you will find the perfect photog that will be professional and do there job without any excuses!!! Good Luck
Post # 7
It sounds like you made the right decision. You don’t want to risk dealing with that BS after your wedding.
Post # 8
i think you made the right decision. i’m finding it hard to stand up to some of these vendors, but we are PAYING them MONEY to do what they promise! if they don’t stick to their word then (if you still can) it’s in your best interest to walk away i think. be sure to post a review on wedding wire to warn other brides that you didn’t have the best experience too. no one should have to deal with that craziness 🙂
Post # 9
Good job firing her! You needed to do it and your FI is right. IF she showed up for the wedding, she would have an excuse why you didn’t get your pics. If you are paying for something, especially for such an important thing, you need to make sure you are completely happy. You will find a new photographer that you will love! 🙂
Post # 10
I think you made the right choice. My friend fired her photographer after her engagement sessions because the pictures came out horribly. I don’t know if it was the angles or what but she looked really fat in the pics when she is not fat in real life. When she told this to her photographer, he told her that if she thought she looked fat in the photos it’s because she WAS fat, and he hoped she wasn’t planning on wearing a strapless dress on her wedding! Well, of course she was so outraged that she fired him.
She hired this couple to do her wedding photos and they came out AMAZINGLY. So don’t stress, it will work out, and you def. made the right decision!
Post # 11
That sounds really unprofessional.. you probably made the right choice. I mean, we all have things going on in our lives, but she is a professional – you shouldn’t have even been told about the reunion in the 1st place. And I’m sorry she’s sick, but unless it’s terminal and she’s in the hospital the email should have come from her and she should have some kind of a backup plan. I don’t think she takes her job seriously and that’s NOT what you want from a wedding photographer..
Post # 12
That woman sounds like a class-act. She probably had beautiful photography, right? I’m always amazed when people are so skilled but have SUCH LACKING business ettiquite. Good for you, for firing her!!
Post # 13
i think you made a smart decision. i actually fired my first photographer too, after getting engagement photos that we LOATHED. it was totally worth the agony and stress of finding another option, because our second photographer was amazing!
Post # 14
You did the right thing. I would be afraid that you would either have no pictures from the wedding or she might not even show up at the wedding! I’m sure you can find someone since you still have about 9 months.
Post # 15
I think you did the right thing too, in fact you probably gave her a lot more chances than I would have (and I’m a fairly forgiving person). Good luck on finding a new photog! I’m sure you’ll find someone great AND responsive!
Post # 16
I think you did the right thing also. DO you still not have your pics? At least you have plenty of time to find a new photographer!