Photographer woes… What would you do?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Pinkmimosas:  Photogs are totally used to this happening. Just be polite, say you’ve gone in another direction, and thank her for her time. No harm, no foul!

Post # 4
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Pinkmimosas:  I just had to do this today. I contacted 2 photographers, ended up signing with 1 and had already ask another about how to book cuz I wanted to make sure I got someone as the one I wanted and loved her work so much ended up booking up before we got our funding for our wedding. I sent him an e-mail explaining it came down to package/prices and I was sorry if I mislead him. My fiance and I were on 2 different pages and on the weekend we came to an agreement on who to get. I explained that all to and hope he will understand. Whatever you do just make sure you get who you want and be happy with your pictures!

Post # 5
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3813 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Agreed, just say that you’ve chosen to go in another direction if you decide to go with the other guy.  Asking how to send a deposit is not the same thing as sending a deposit and signing a contract.  Don’t worry about offending her; photogs do go through this all the time, and it’s not like you plan to work with her again in the future.  The most important thing is getting the photographer you want and will be happy with.

Post # 6
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477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Professionals should be used to this happening.  It’s part of the business.  Just be polite and courteous, but you don’t have to provide details.

You’re the client, so go with the photographer with the style and products you love.

Post # 7
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Definitely just shoot her a quick but polite e-mail about how you’ve decided to go in another direction.

Post # 8
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1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@BrandNewBride:  It’s a simple as this.  

@Mez03:  The last thing any of us want to hear is it came down to packages/pricing. It sort of like saying that price is the only thing that mattered to you.  

OP – just stick to saying that you are fiance are going another direction.

Post # 9
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788 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Truthfully if you didnt sign the contract or put and money on the table you dont even have to contact them again. No answer is the answer.

 

You interviewd them and they didnt make the cut. Its ok.

 

 

 

Post # 10
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@continuumphotography:  I looked over what I wrote (went through my sent messages in my e-mail) and all I said what that I looked at every photographer, their packages and price list and their photos from facebook pages/websites. I didn’t imply WE made the decision based on cost at all. I clearly stated that my fiance and I just hadn’t gotten on the same page when it came to what we wanted in a photographer and that over the weekend we finally came to decision. I made sure to let him know I still loved his photography but it wasn’t just my decision to make and we had decided to go in another direction. I was honest with him and I think thats the most important thing. I could have just chose not to respond but I made sure to be open/honest about the situation and that I handled it the best I could. 

Post # 11
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260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

OP: Sometimes I get inquiries that lead nowhere. It’s part of business, we deal with it. However, I prefer to know that you are not choosing me, and that you’ve gone a different direction. It’s a much more polite thing to do than to stop communicating/ignoring the emails.

 

So just email the photographer saying you’ve gone in a different direction.

Post # 12
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3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BrandNewBride:  “Definitely just shoot her a quick but polite e-mail about how you’ve decided to go in another direction.”

OP Just follow this! 

Post # 13
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1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@Mez03:  My response was based on your statement, “I sent him an e-mail explaining it came down to package/prices and I was sorry if I mislead him”
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Post # 14
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@continuumphotography:  I understand where you are coming from and why you responded to my comment the way you did. I am definitely not the best person to word things and was just trying to make the OP feel like it was ok to go in another direction. I’m sorry if my wording upset/offended you in anyway that was not my intention at all!! 

Post # 15
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1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@Mez03:  Oh I wasn’t personally offended at all, just wanted to provide the photographer perspective!

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