To fire my photographer… or to keep him… that is the question…

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

put a poll.

imo, fire him. if you dislike him, regardless as a vendor or person, you dont want him there with you for your wedding day.


Post # 3
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Gatsby123:  My first question would be do you think your overall feeling to the photos were because of how you looked or because of the photos overall? I know at first I felt the same way with my engagement photos because I was being incredibly harsh on myself. After going back and looking at them I love nearly all of them.

That being said personality is a huge thing. You are going to be spending the day working with this person to capture one of life’s greatest events. I think really you have to decide if his personality is bad enough to lose $500 or if you think maybe you are letting it get to you without there being any real issue.

I would go back to why you hired him and remind yourself of what it is that you were looking for in a photograher. Based on your experience with him so far does he meet those expectations, personality aside?

Post # 4
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

For 5500 bucks I would NOT use a photographer that I didn’t feel comfortable with, didn’t like personally, and had already done photo’s for me that I didn’t like. I would highly recommend you look around for other options. Your wedding day is no day to just settle for a photographer. Liking someone and getting along with them/being comfortable is very important IMO. 

Post # 5
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Does your photographer’s personality grate on you in person or just the Facebook posts?  I wouldn’t let the Facebook posts sway your decision- it’s part of his advertising and client handling.  But if you’re not comfortable with him in person, that’s something to consider, since he will be around you for most or all of your wedding day.

Post # 6
2248 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

This is all on a personal basis, but for $5,500 I think it’s important that you love the pictures & like the photographer.  That’s just how I feel & you should gage your own feelings, especially on day when your expectations will be running high & your emotions higher.

Before you fire him though make sure you can find a photographer this late in the game that is available & that you mesh well with if that’s what’s truly bothering you.  You state multiple times about how great this guy’s pictures are, but yet you state not liking the ones he gave you so I don’t know what you’re upset about ..or maybe both & the Facebook posts were just strike 3?

Good luck!!

Post # 7
588 posts
Busy bee

Gatsby123:  If his photos actually are really great and you’re already on the hook for $500, I’d keep him. $500/$5500 might not be “a lot”, but it’s still… a lot of money. Honestly, you can ignore his gushy facebook posts if you are confident he’ll do a good job shooting your wedding.

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