(Closed) So.. I guess I need a new photographer.

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: What would you do?
    Stick with the original photographer. I'm sure he's sending the contract soon. : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Go with a new photographer. : (28 votes)
    93 %
    There always has to be an "other"... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Ohhhh girl. Cut bait and forget that guy. If he can’t be relied upon to even send you a contract, he can’t be relied upon for your wedding day. He doesn’t sound like he really wants to do it, and he doesn’t sound exactly professional either. The “you get what you pay for” bit he keeps throwing at you is worrying too. You don’t owe him anything because he never sent you a contract. Go with the other photog you found or keep looking.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2269 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @missmorganista:  I feel like he really is using that phrase as an excuse to do a really shitty job.

    You’ve waited around 2 months now. Time to move on.

    Btw did you compare their portfolios? How does the second photographer’s look? And I think the free engagement shoot sounds awesome 😀

    Post # 5
    Member
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I agree with everything the pp said.  Telling your client “you get what you pay for” is about the WORST way to market yourself, and he sounds really unprofessional.  Go with the new photographer.

    Post # 7
    Member
    8884 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I agree with the PPs. That guy will never make it in the business with his attitude. Go with the new photographer!

    Post # 9
    Member
    2866 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Anyone who is going to perform a service for you that says ” You get what you pay for ” should be let go as soon as that phrase is uttered. Move on!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @missmorganista:  I planned my wedding in three months, and I was able to find a photographer and I am thrilled with our pictures. In fact, our wedding was 13 months ago and people still give us compliments on our pics 🙂 Chin up! It can be done!

    Post # 11
    Member
    2966 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @missmorganista:  EEK! I chose the wrong option – I meant to pick “get a new photographer”.

    This guy sounds unreliable at best. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @missmorganista:  Just start looking for the new one now. Dig deeper into the search, some great photographers get lost on page 9! You have time to find one if you start now. 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Even if that 1st photographer sent you the contract right now, do NOT go with him. If you’re having this much trouble with him handing over the contract imagine how much harder it will be getting the wedding photos from. I don’t like his “you get what you pay for” response to all your emails either, just sounds like he’s not very good & will not care if he does a bad job.

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