My photographer cancelled on me… help! :(

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@missree39:  Does she have any suggestions? A lot of photographers are friends with photographers and would know which may have a similar style. 

Post # 4
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300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@love108:  +1 I would say some of the responsibility should be on your photog (the one that cancelled) to at least help you find someone new who she she would recommend/has a similar style to yours.  I know that in our contract with our photographer it says that if they can’t make it (for any reason) they will find a replacement for us.

Post # 5
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@missree39:  I would recommend finding a photographer to do both your engagement and wedding photos. Often these packages come together at a lower price versus booking them seperately with two different photographers. Plus as you mentioned one of the biggest pros about engagement photos is getting to know your photographer and test them out before the wedding.

You could ask your current photographer to recommend someone else.

Post # 7
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300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@missree39:  Boo! I would say start over from square one.  We won’t be having the wedding photg do our engagement photos because one of my best friends (and BMs) is a photogpraher so she did them for us.  But I do wish we had that chance to get to know our wedding one a bit better before hand.  Luckily, we are from somewhat of a small town so we know of her and somewhat know her.

Post # 8
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7385 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@love108:  I agree. Ask her for some assistance. She probably knows another great photographer or she may even have someone in mind to cover her business whilst she is off.

Post # 9
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1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@missree39:  Make your photog help you. All my photog friends (I was in the wedding photog industry for 5 years) have MAJOR contingency plans including getting other photograpers to fill in for weddings, training their second shooters to help shoot the weddings by the time they have the baby, or help with rebooking altogether. I find it quite rude of her to send you to photogs that are not in the same range as her!

Post # 10
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167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d find someone to do both the engagement photos and the wedding.  We found that the engagement photos really helped us get comfortable with our photographer.

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