- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
The first vendor I booked after our venue was the photographer. I found ours through a referral by the intial photographer I contact (she was not available our date but she recommended some who she would do a great job).
So I checked our her website, photos looked good, liked her style and the price was right on par with the other wedding photographers in the area. I came to find out through meeting with her that this isn’t a full time job for her – she takes on a limited number of weddings each year due to being a busy mom to her kids. Okay, cool, no problem.
We paid our deposit and had an engagement session. When we got the photos back, I wasn’t as happy as I had expected. They weren’t terrible, but I was expecting more (she selected presumably the best 100 from the shoot and mailed them to me on a cd – even in those pre-selected ones, my FI was out o focus in one of the more posed shots).
Anyway, I wrote it off has having too high of expectations, and was fully content using her for our wedding.
So now, as it gets closer I have been trying to contact her regarding some logistical stuff and a few other things, and she has been really non-responsive. I am frustrated and feel that depsite the fact that she doesn’t do this full time, those clients that she DOES take on shouldn’t recieve diminished service. After all, its not like her prices are any cheaper than other photographers in the area.
Neither of these aspects alone would be enough to make me unhappy but the combination is making me reconsider using her for our wedding. The deposit we paid would cover our engagement session, so currently we are even for money paid vs. services rendered. The contract stipulates I could essentially walk away now and not owe anything else.
I know I am kind of last minute at this point for finding a wedding photographer (7 mos out), but being that my wedding is a Friday I think I might have a chance.I would absolutely not say anything to my current photographer regarding a cancellation until I had someone else booked.
So, should I keep things they way they are and not make waves (so to speak) or start looking for a new photographer?