Vendor Rant Thread

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
26 posts

Aw, so sorry you had to be frustrated over this! I always tell people to hire someone that they don’t know, because a stranger earning a paycheck, even an amateur expanding their portfolio, has pressure to make sure they do a great job. Some brides and groom who hire friends turn out having great photos, but more often they end up having mediocre photos and a lost friend. I can’t tell you how many brides call me a week before their wedding, saying “I know this is last minute, but are you available? My brother/uncle/cousin was going to shoot our wedding, BUT….”.

I’m so glad things worked out for you. Here is my actual vent story:

I hired an amateur photographer whose portfolio I loved. She ended up asking to leave a little early because she wasn’t feeling well. Kind of an inconvenience, but I understood and had friends/family take lots of pictures toward the end. It actually took her almost 6 months to get my photos back. She made the mistake of adding me as a Facebook friend, and she is very active on FB, so I saw all of the things she was doing when she should have been working on my photos. After 2 months, I started politely emailing her. After 4 months, I started emailing/leaving voicemail that was less polite. At 5 months, unknown to me, my mom left her a voicemail to call her by x date or else her next step was legal action. Suddenly, I got my photos. Thank goodness they were beautiful!

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