Photographer regret… Help!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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1072 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You have an absolute right to back out of the agreement if you booked one photographer and got another. The work on his website is probably his better stuff, so I’d be very afraid if you don’t like his portfolio. Ask for a refund if you can’t get the photographer you wanted originally.

Post # 3
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1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Luce587:  I’d be upset about this! It’s really not cool that she has passed you off to someone else – it shouldn’t be her choice. Like the PP said, his website is likely to have some of his best work so if it’s not what you’re after, you should definitely find someone else and get your $ back (since there was no contract signed that said she could give your job to someone else). 

My only word of caution would be to maybe check in with some alternative photographers and make sure they are available for your date before you cancel. It would be even worse if you couldn’t get a replacement. Good luck!

Post # 4
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3959 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Luce587:   There is no way I’d want to deal with someone who passed you to someone else without telling you.    

Post # 5
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260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Why would anyone give out money without a contract??? It’s mind boggling…

If you don’t like his work, then ask for your money back, and get another photographer. 

Post # 6
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5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

You have every right to speak with this photographer, and ask to back out, if you are contracted to work with him/her and you have been “passed off”.

Stay firm, and dont be afraid. Photographers work for their clients. If you aren’t being provided with satisfactory service then you need to let her know, and I feel that is grounds to back out.<br /><br />

Best of luck in your situation!

Post # 7
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213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

IF you don’t feel 100% about this new guy, don’t do it!  It’s better to lose the $250 and be ecstatic with your photos, than keep it and regret it!  It’s only $250, that’s a tiny deposit… you’ll be fine!  Look for someone else, I say!

Post # 9
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3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That is completely bizarre. I’ve never heard of a photographer palming a wedding off to another shooter, unless it’s contractually agreed-upon that they can delegate to a second shooter, or another photographer within their business. And even then, the contract usually specifies which photographer will be there on the day.

Also, the fact that she promised that your deposit would secure the date, and then gave the date to someone else is absolutely appalling. I would demand for your money back (be completely firm, she’s 100% in the wrong here) and find another photographer you really love.

Post # 10
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1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Do not book any photographer who doesn’t use contracts first of all. Second even if you had signed a contract, unless it specifically states that the photographer has the option to fill your date with different personnel you have cause to back out.

Post # 11
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Luce587:  I’d see if you could back out if you’re not impressed with his work and didn’t realize you wouldn’t have the principal photographer – if not, I’d walk away from the deposit and find a new vendor.

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