Should I be upset with the photographer?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re talking about a Facebook preview, right?  I don’t think you have a right to be upset.  If you were married on August 31 then she still has enough time to deliver your images.  Unless there was somewhere in your contract that stated you needed to have a Facebook preview, I would let this one go.

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Glados:  I don’t think you are wrong to be upset and a little hurt. It might not be meant as a slight though. I would contact the photographer and just let her know you just wanted to check in and see how it was going and how super excited you are to get to see your sneak peek. As a photographer I can say that while good work does take time and you don’t want to rush her she should be able to carve out a couple hours to do up a couple sneak peeks for you because really they shouldn’t need to have THAT much editing done anyhow ( just my opinion). And it is wrong if she told you she was doing a sneak peek for you she should have taken the time to do your photos before starting on the next persons ( especially one that was 3 weeks later)

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

The photographer shouldn’t have promised you a preview if they couldn’t deliver that, although it may be as simple as they forgot – hard to say.  But they are inside their 4/6 week delivery time so I don’t think you should be upset.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sbruin99:  +1,000

@Glados:  I would just thank her for being such a pleasure to work with and that you can’t wait to take a peek at the photos Smile Subtle and she will enjoy the compliment and likely give her that shove to say oh hey, I better get on a preview for the new Mrs. Glados!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Glados:  Maybe she failed to take note that you wanted a preview, or remembered incorrectly that you didn’t want a preview on Facebook!  Just contact her and ask, it can’t hurt!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Glados:  i think being ‘hurt’ is a bit much, it is a business arrangement, but i can see how that might irk me a bit too if my photographer did a later wedding before mine.

but, technically, it has only been 3 weeks and she is well within her delivery time. if she hasn’t posted by this weekend you can always email her and say, “hey, i’m SO excited to see your awesome work for our wedding! can’t wait to see my facebook preview!” or something super friendly like that. technically if its not in the contract she doesn’t have to provide it, but if she said she would she probably should. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

I can understand why you would be inclined to be upset, but try to stay calm.
You can always ask her about it. 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee

It is weird that she posted them out of order.      I always go in order because a lot of what I post online for clients has their wedding date and I know it would cause upset ( like this situation ) if someone saw theirs out of order.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Maybe just send a quick note ” Hi !  I loved ( friends ) pictures !    I can’t wait to ours. Do you know when they will be posted ? “

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I can see why you’d be annoyed but I’m sure it’s just an oversight. I agree with emailing your photog a very gentle reminder that you’re super excited to see your sneak peek. But definitely not worth getting upset over.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Glados:  I think you can feel a little bugged, but I wouldn’t be upset enough to say anything to her about it.. Just enough to complain about it haha

ETA: if shes past contract at this point thats NOT okay.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Yeah if she is past her contracted time now, you are allowed to be upset.  If you just sent her a message I would wait a few days to give her time to respond, though.  Be cordial and not “attacking” so that she doesn’t end up getting defensive, but do let her know that you’re getting concerned because it’s over the stated amount of time listed in the contract.

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