- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
I LOVED my wedding photographer. She was recommended to us by our planner, and the second I saw her portfolio and blog, I knew I wanted her to shoot our wedding. She was a real pleasure to communicate with via e-mail and phone before we met, and so much fun to have on our wedding day. The photos turned out great!
… but I wish someone would have told me:
When you interview photographers and sign your contract, make sure you ask about when you’ll have your photos. If it’s not satisfactory, negociate with your photographer.
It took our photographer over a month to send us ANY shots of our wedding. Although it doesn’t seem like much, waiting for your pro pics after the big day is not something most brides will want to do.
In our case, we had a deadline for our pictures: a month and a half after the wedding. Since we had a destination wedding, we planned a large second reception in our home state for family and friends who couldn’t make it to the island. We wanted to share photos and memories of our wedding with them, but didn’t have the professional pictures in time to do so…
It took our photographer:
- a month to put up ~20 teaser pics on her blog
- a month and a half for our slideshow (which played online, but cost $175 for a DVD… of ~80 pictures set to 3 minutes of music. Ripoff, anyone?)
- a week past that for our online gallery
Our package included printing rights to all photos taken, and a CD with high-res images so that we could print them ourselves. I’m really frustrated that the pictures are all up online, but that we won’t be sent the CD until six weeks after they were posted (that’s another month and a half).
I’m very anxious to decorate our home wtih wedding pictures, and to share our photos and albums with people (while they’re still interested). It’s so frustrating to have to wait so long…
Plus, I haven’t even seen a single photo from my boudoir shoot that happened two months ago. Grr!
Has anyone else had this problem?