Ok now I really am lost

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do you have a contract?

Post # 4
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

How long has your photographer been out of contact? If its only been a few days or weeks, I wouldn’t be too worried. If you haven’t heard from them in a LONG time, I would be worried and perhaps checking craigslist to see if I couldn’t find a last minute photographer.

Post # 5
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Can you pop into his office?

Post # 6
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4884 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jb20:  You just posted the other thread yesterday, and most people told you to give it a couple of days. It’s only been 24 hours since then. Yes, I’m in totally agreement – you should have heard by now. However, have you tried to call? Does your photographer have an office/studio? Is he/she part of a professional organization that you can contact? Have any of your other vendors worked with him/her that could maybe get in contact with her.

Where is you’re wedding located?

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You make it sound like your photog has gone missing for months but you just talked to her less than a week ago. I’m sure she’s just busy. The last couple of weeks are stressful and I think you’re just worrying too much. I’m sure you’ll hear back from her.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jb20:  Wait, so you just talked to her a week ago? I thought you hadn’t heard from her..in like, months? Don’t get me wrong, I definitely think she needs to be communicating better, but I’m sure you’ll hear from her. Personally (I’m a wedding photographer), I don’t start focusing on a wedding until 2 weeks out from that date. I have a whole slew of other weddings and I just don’t *need* anything until 2 weeks prior. Even when brides get their stuff to me early, I don’t even look at it until 2 weeks out – because I don’t want it to jumble or interfear with whatever wedding is before theirs.

You said it’s a friend of a family member? Is she a full time professional wedding photographer? What does your contract say?

If it is really just a “friendor” or a part time photographer, that probably explains the lack of communication. Photographers who don’t do this full time, and have other commitments, usually are lacking in the communication.

Post # 11
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260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

First, do you have a contract with your photog?  How long has it been since you haven’t heard from her?

If you’ve had no contact for over say…10 days and it’s this close to your wedding, I would call, email, stop by the office, whatever.  You don’t want too much negativity though just before your wedding, because your tension will show in your pictures, and you don’t want that!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

She was “supposed” to send you a contract? That’s a bit foreboding. I know of no professional photographer that will put a date on their calendar without a signed contract.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jb20:  Well then I’d be questioning things. No full time professional is going to forget to send any bride a contract. Ever. The downside is that anyone can call themselves a professional. Have you tried to call her?

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@jb20:  If you hadn’t received the contract when you asked her about it (which you should have asked from the get go) I would have gotten rid of her by now. I assume you haven’t becuase she’s a family friend.

If all of this trying to call her business is about a meal for her and having to let the coordinator know I would just count her as a no since it wasn’t important enough to her to respond back to. She chose not to respond then she obviously doesn’t need a meal and you can let her know that.

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