(Closed) Photographer with multiple parties booked my wedding weekend- a problem?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I would ask them and trust that they will be honest. How likely is it that both photographer and both videographers will work all three evenings? Do they work during the week as well? Many people are accustomed to long hour over a few days with long breaks in between those stretches.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I wonder why they mentioned it was a holiday weekend… I mean, if it isn’t going to be a problem why mention it at all?  That would set alarm bells ringing for me I think.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is normal for a photographer on a holiday weekend.   They’ll be tired, but if they’re professionals they won’t work any less than they did the first wedding.  They’re accustomed to this.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it’s totally normal. Our wedding is on a Sunday so I fully expect that our photographer is working on Saturday as well (didn’t ask). 

 

@ladyartichoke:  I think just because there is also a wedding on a Friday which is not typical unless it’s a holiday. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@Ms. Martian @soy That makes sense. I think I had a stupidity moment lol.  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

It’s normal, and if they felt they couldn’t handle it they shouldn’t book you.  I once shot two back to back Friday and Saturday weddings in Chicago and then flew to San Diego at the crack of dawn to shoot a Sunday wedding.  The photos from the Sunday wedding were the best.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I hope not. I work 10 hour shifts regularly and I’m not allowed to be exhausted on day three :p

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Err.  I think you’ll be okay.  

I work 12-14 hour days and I’m okay after three or four.  Five and I am tired.

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