Should I change photographers

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
4732 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

nousmangeons:  What exactly did your photographer do or say that make you feel like they were being bitchy? Can you afford without hardship to lose the amount you’ve paid AND hire a more expensive photographer?

Post # 3
630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

nousmangeons:  YES. If you are unhappy, change NOW while you can! We were in the same situation-lower prices, awkward engagement shoot, she was rude in her e-mails, etc. I ended up firing her and went with someone my sister knew. She was WONDERFUL! We just got married on May 10th. If you didn’t like the photographer then, you aren’t going to like her on your wedding day! And let’s face it, you’re going to spend ALL DAY with him/her! You need someone who isn’t awkward, and who can actually direct you all during the shoots!

Post # 5
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d stick with your photographer. Especially if you would lose that much on the deposit and then have to get someone more expensive! 

Honestly, I talked with my photographer very little on my wedding day. She did directing for the posed shots, but that’s really about it. I think I offered her food and drink at some point and she did drive me to the first look so we chatted for a few minutes then. But most of the time she was just in the background taking pictures. So I don’t think a little social awkwardness from your photog is really going to affect you on your wedding day. It would be different if she were truly bitchy or snotty, but it sounds like he’s just a bit awkward, which isn’t a big deal.

Post # 6
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If you have the money I would change now. My DH railed against the cost of photography too. I was willing to not spend a huge amount but I knew we’d need to spend at least 3k for the level of quality and hours if coverage I wanted. He still thought this was excessive but now, after the wedding, he said he would have spent even more for our photographer he was so pleased with her – she was super friendly, unobtrusive and made him feel very comfortable in front of the camera.

Post # 8
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


nousmangeons:  I was in the EXACT same situation as you. I am the most cheap/frugal person ever and I stressed so much about changing photographers. In the end I ended up deciding to “eat” the deposit and go with the other photographer I liked better. I think it was the best wedding related decision I made and when I looked at the original photographer’s website after my own wedding I was even more glad that I switched photographers since post-wedding stress/planning I still didn’t like her work. Good luck and I hope you find what is best for you and your fiance. You’ll always be able to make more money but your wedding will only happen once.

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