(Closed) Photographer Bailed. =,-(

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

That is pretty obnoxious and ridiculous that you paid this guy a deposit and he doesn’t feel obligated to fulfil his promise to you guys.  Sorry that you’re going through this 🙁

Post # 4
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5389 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

That sucks! He needs to make arrangements to be there, and give you your money back! Maybe you can look into getting some photography students to take your photos.

Post # 5
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1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

First off, don’t panic. I typically don’t like offering up this information, BUT, the fact that your wedding is only 9 weeks away could actually work to your advantage. I would contact some local photographers and tell them the story. If they don’t already have the date booked, they might be willing to give you a deal knowing the odds of them booking it with someone else at this point are slim to none. I normally do not recommend this practice because it really limits your choices, among other things, but I know some photogs will be available to help you.

However, I really doubt if you’ll find professional quality photos for $500 for the whole day and that’s including if you had gone with this guy. I think he did you a favor by canceling now, as he is obviously unreliable. If you can maybe return the photobooth or skimp on something else to scrape together another $500, then contact around I bet you’ll actually end up with a MUCH better photographer than him, even if it’s for a few less hours. I ALWAYS tell people quality over quantity! Better to have at least SOME really amazing pro shots and then settle for some guest shots for the rest of the coverage, than have ALL your shots looks like your guests could have taken them. Hope this helps!

Post # 6
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81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Wow, how irresponsible. I hope he gives you that $250 back! Do you live near a college? Maybe you could ask a photography student.

Post # 7
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5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

We have a guy that we go to church with that’s doing all of our pics for 500…. but it was for reason..

Turns out he’s very talented but JUST getting into the business and needed engagements + bridals for his portfolio. It was a I help you/You help me..

I think that @LBPhotography definitely has a good tip but if that doesn’t work you could always try an up and coming…. =)

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