Unresponsive photographer – eeeek

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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2047 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d give him a few days.  It could be (because it is wedding season, right?) he is super swamped.  I’m sure he will get back to you.  I can understand though.  Thankfully my photographer was the one who responded (about a week before) to ask if I was excited and to let me know he would be there at the time I asked.  🙂

Try not to worry!  He could be shooting a wedding somewhere out of state/country perhaps?

Post # 5
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2047 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

sugarcube:  Did the check clear?  If so, I’d just send an email requesting confirmation that he will be there at ____ time.  If he doesn’t respond to you a week before the wedding, I’d be worried.

Post # 6
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3955 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

 

sugarcube:   Does he have a web site?  Is he posting recent weddings on a blog?  Has he responded about the check arriving?  

If I were in your shoes I’d be very, very upset.   He needs to be more responsive than that.  Is this a professional wedding photographer?  

And as above, make it clear that you need to contact him regarding wedding plans and need a reply by (date).   

Post # 8
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689 posts
Busy bee

I would write one more firm email demanding that he respond or call you. Say it is imperitive that you set up a time to discuss the logistics of the day. Send that in an email and also leave him a voicemail. Be firm about it. 

What does your contract say about contact/planning before the wedding?

Post # 10
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689 posts
Busy bee

sugarcube:  I have a better idea: Have FI call him. Sometimes the voice of a man on the other end makes pple snap right up into shape. Sucks, but it works sometimes….

Post # 12
Member
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Does he have a studio you can “drop by on your way to X”?

Post # 13
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689 posts
Busy bee

:/ 

Honestly, I’d be worried that he didn’t once reply in 2 weeks. I don’t like it when pple have no problem cashing a check but can’t be bothered to reply to an email. It doesn’t take but a second to confirm receipt of a check or to at least let you know he received your messages. I would email him and say that you would appreciate a phone call or email in reply to set up a time to discuss the plans for that day. Tell him that you anticipate a very busy few weeks ahead and want to nail down the plans in time.  Tell him you expect to hear from him by the end of the week and again give him your phone number. 

 

 

Post # 14
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3955 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

sugarcube:   Are you in California or on the East Coast?  If he is moving far away from you before the wedding, I’d worry that he is just bailing on those contracts rather than fly back for the event.

 

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