- 3 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
so to cut a long story short, i am four weeks out from my wedding and a fiancee on one of my bridesmaids was asked to be our photographer (we are working on a tight budget) about 7 months ago.
He happily obliged, and I organised with him two months ago to get a date together and scope out our ceremony and reception and photography spots. He never got back to me.
I asked again a month later, and he gave me a write up of what he wants to provide (getting ready shots, ceremony, reception etc) and asked for a ‘essential shots’ list. I’ve had one ready to go for three or so months.
A month later i tried to get in contact to organise yet another time to scope out the location. he never got back to me.
I asked his fiancee (one of my bridesmaids) to see what the deal was. She never got back to me.
I messaged her again (very politely) just saying “I cant seem to get in contact with him, so could you please ask mr photo if he is still up to shooting my wedding, because if i dont have everything sorted by the end of the week (three weeks out from the wedding) i will have to hire a professional.”
Now, i am four weeks out from my wedding and just want to hire a professional photographer (thanks to the new in-laws to-be it is now in our budget), and be done with it.
BUT ovcourse its spring right now, so most of them are booked.
Isnt photography supposed to be something that is sorted months in advance? (we planned the wedding in 7 months, but were engaged for three years and this is the one thing i really think i should have trusted my gut on).
Both this photographer and the bridesmaid (his fiancee) have a new born baby, and i understand that that takes up alot of time, but if he wasnt up to doing this job, and realising how important it is, couldnt he just have said “sorry, i dont think i can.” while i still had time to book someone else?!?
I am at the stage now that i dont trust him and dont think i will trust him, even if he does come through, and it is beginning to make me sick thinking of all the moments we may miss because I didnt just trust what everyone said in the beginning and “hire a professional.”
argh. What would you do bees?