(Closed) Using another photog for e-pics

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t know, some photographers are just super picky like that and want really specific conditions to insure that their work is going to come out great, particularly with e-pics because the scheduling is *usually* more flexible than wedding scheduling. For instance, I want my epics done in San Francisco, and my photog told me that he won’t do epics in San Fran unless it’s in the fall because he finds that it’s just too foggy in the summer to get great pics.

I don’t think you’re being irrational, but I do think you need to be firm with your photographer. I would probably keep calling and if he doesn’t bend, you need to ask him to take those epics out of your contract and probably get someone else to do it, that should be fine.

Good luck. it sounds like a tricky vendor situation.

Post # 4
15 posts



I just PM you regarding your e-pics.



Post # 5
32 posts

Hi Lana,

 I have had such a hard time scheduling engagement sessions because of this incessant rain too! If you don’t mind shooting in the cloudy weather, you’ll get great photos (the cloud cover is a great big diffuser). Maybe you can schedule a day when it’s just cloudy and not rainy?

The bigger problem seems to be that your photographer isn’t helpful. In addition to taking great photos, your photographer is supposed to guide you through the process up to the wedding, reassuring you of their reliability. Engagement photos are a time for you to get a sense of your photographer and how he’ll act on the wedding day, and get comfortable with him. When you do connect with him, let him know that you are disappointed. It’s good to give him the benefit of the doubt before you talk to him, and after you do, make the decision whether or not to go with someone else. You’re definitely not being irrational.

Post # 6
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We used a different photographer for our e-pics. We’d wanted our e-pic photographer to be our wedding photographer, but she’s pregnant and due in September, so that’s not going to happen.

I would say that your photographer probably is busy since it’s wedding season, and since your wedding isn’t until next year, you’re probably not ranking really high on the priority list, which could be why he isn’t being as responsive as you’d like. Vendors tend to focus on what’s coming up soon.  If you LOVE his work, I’d maybe stick it out. But in all honesty, there are so many wedding photographers around you probably could find a more attentive photographer in plenty of time for your wedding. 

Good luck!

Post # 7
35 posts
  • Wedding: March 2010

We had to reschedule our e-pics because of rain too (and we haven’t had a free weekend since)!

My main concern with the photographer would be the lag in communication. It looks like you reach out to him with little response. I would wait to see what he says about taking the e-pics out of the contract, but if you don’t hear back, I would consider looking for someone new.

 Best of luck!

Post # 9
150 posts
Blushing bee

I used a different engagement photog from my wedding photog.

The wedding photog had no problem with me using another one; however, my situation is different, I knew I was using two before I chose which package/contract I wanted. Surely if you can’t schedule something with your current it won’t be a problem to take that part out of your package.


Best of luck! 

Post # 10
79 posts
Worker bee

as a photographer, I have no problems with another photographer taking engagement sessions.  our packages either include an engagement session, or there is a separate price just for engagement sessions.  Obviously, it is cheaper if you want both to pick te package with the e-session in it.


We have also done engagement sessiions for couples who have another photographer doing the wedding.  We have no problem with this either, but we do insist that we can place a little business card in the corner of the picture frame at the reception if thats what they are doing with the pictures.  After all, you would assume at the reception if you were a guest that the wedding photographer also took the engagement unless it was clear that it wasnt.  Would not want another photographer inadvertently taking credit for our engagement work.






Post # 11
209 posts
Helper bee

Any news on if he was able to schedule your eSession for you?

As a photographer also, I don’t mind if the client goes changes it up if they want someone else to shoot their eSession and vice versa. 

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