Post # 1
I just got married July 13, 2013.
i haven’t heard anything from the photographer since the wedding day… I know it hasn’t even been a full two months yet, and I understand it takes time to edit all the hundreds of thousands if pictures while keeping other clients happy…. But shouldn’t he at least give me a heads up in when I can expect my pictures? I’ve emailed him three times, calmly asling when he thinks they’ll be done, and how they’re looking, but no response.
My mother-in-law has been very paranoied that he isn’t a real photographer, and why would it take longer than a week to upload photos… I think her paranoia has started to rub off on me.
The account on Yelp is gone as well as the account on The Knot, where I found him…. I’m starting to worry he’s no longer in business. We’ve paid in full, so it’s not like he’s holding our pictures hostage….. Should I have reason to worry, or am I overreacting?
Post # 3
@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
@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
@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
@pengoala: +1 I’d also be a little worried. Does he have a studio where you can actually stop by?
Post # 7
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
it IS wedding season. I’m sure he’s busy. Read your contract. He may state 4-6 weeks for pictures.
Post # 9
He hasn’t updated his Facebook since April, but I’ve left a message there just in case he his on FB. There wasn’t a time period for when to expect te photos in the contract. I’ll wait till the three month mark before getting outside help.
I know he does family portraits and whatnot, and he is probably busy… But I’d like to hear from him soon! I’ve tried emails, Facebook, even calling and texting with nothing back
Post # 10
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
@TrekkieErin: I’d call him or stop by his studio.
Post # 12
@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 # 13
His website doesn’t list the address for his studio, just the general area… Might drive around and try to find it.
Even his blog/website hasn’t been updated since April. What is going on??
Ive called twice today and it just rang out for a good thirty minutes each time. I thought all the stress was supposed to be gone once the wedding was over!
Post # 14
@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?
Post # 15
The only thing the contract really went over was how mucwe money we agreed upon, and what type of picture package we wanted. Nothing about time period, location. :[
all the reviews that were on The Knot were five star and glowing. He was a great and nice guy both when we met him before the wedding, and thdabbing day, so I’d be shocked if it was all an act. (Though there are those kinds of people)
No engagement pics, just the wedding.
Post # 16
* and the big day. Stupid autocorrect