No word from photographer.

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Hostess
30313 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@TrekkieErin:  I would be worried, particularly since the accounts on Yelp and TK are gone…have you checked with BBB to see if anything has been reported there?

Post # 4
Hostess
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@pengoala:  +1 this sounds very sketchy. I would be contacting the BBB asap. You should also think about emailing some local photographers and asking if they know of him. Wedding networks are huge and often they’ll all keep in contact and up to date on what is going on. Even if said person isn’t in their network.

 

Post # 5
Member
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PacificMrs:  +1 I would talk to other photographers in his area and see if they know him etc try to find someone who knows him

Post # 6
Hostess
9910 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@pengoala:  +1 I’d also be a little worried.  Does he have a studio where you can actually stop by?

Post # 7
Member
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh no…this does not sound good. I would start snooping around. Does he have a business address? Home address? Contact the BBB, contact other local photographers–chances are that someone knows him. Does he have a Facebook page? Search for his name on your local news/newspaper sites, too.

Post # 8
Member
1287 posts
Bumble bee

it IS wedding season. I’m sure he’s busy. Read your contract. He may state 4-6 weeks for pictures.  

Post # 10
Member
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hi, Date Twin!

You’re not overreacting – this would make any bride understandably antsy.  Since deadlines were never mentioned (even in e-mails?), continue to be patient and ping him once a week for maybe another month. 

I hope that you’ll hear from him sooner, but if not, then you probably will want to send him a certified letter at that point.  If he has a studio or office, you could stop by during business hours (but I highly advise against this if he works out of his home).

It is odd that he hasn’t responded to your inquirires, but NOT so odd that your photos might not be ready.  Like you suggested, the busy wedding season is still happening.  I’m sorry you’re going through this stress and am wishing you the best outcome!

 

Post # 11
Member
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@TrekkieErin:  I’d call him or stop by his studio.

Post # 12
Member
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@TrekkieErin:  This sounds worrisome. About 2 weeks after the wedding, the photographer gave us a link to where all our pictures were to placate us while he was working on the CD. He also mentioned us in his blog the week after the wedding, though I didn’t notice until much later. The point is that it doesn’t look like this person is really leaving any footprints out there and it comes off as odd.

Post # 14
Member
1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@TrekkieErin:  uhoh, sounds like your photographer is trying to disappear, a legit person running a business would not be THIS unreachable. Check your contract – is there an address there? Also, have other brides complained about this photographer? Did you ever do engagement photos with this photog and did they at least deliver those?

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