When to contact photographer if you have not received engagement photos??

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

WhAt does your contract say?

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think you have time to get a guestbook together for 2015. Our photographer took about 5 weeks and we took ours in the middle of winter. I’m not sure where you are located but here in Ny it’s prime wedding season so I wouldn’t expect them after only 3 weeks. On the other hand your photographer told you 2 weeks so if you feel the need then email him/her.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Kendrao:  Our photographer said 1-2 weeks but always expect 2 weeks in busy season and they had ours ready within less than a week. I would check the contract for dates. There is nothing wrong with shooting him/her an e-mail saying “Hey Photographer I know its wedding season and you are busy Shooting/Editing away, We had our engagement session 3 weeks ago and I was just wondering how our engagement pictures are coming along. I don’t want to rush you at all but we are excitied to see them!”  Theres nothing wrong with asking if they have said 1 and 1/2-2 weeks verbally to you guys. It doesn’t seem pushy if you are just asking whats going on when they gave you a time frame and they didn’t deliver by than but definitely check the contract first to see if Engagement Photos have a different time frame from what they told you. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Our photographer said about 2 weeks. She actually went on a vacation the week after we took our pics, but we had the proofs a full week after she got back. She also had weddings and maternity pics she was working on at the same time. I’d give them until the end of the week and then reach out through email asking how your pictures are coming along and that you can’t wait to see them. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club

We were told 4-5 weeks in the contract and we got them in about four. I would wait another week or two before sending an email. I know that anticipation sucks!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Kendrao:  I had a similar situation.  I was mostly anxious to see them, but in an effort to not sound crazy, I mentioned that I was trying to plan my save the dates, so I just needed an approximate timeline, taking care not to sound too pushy, and that there was no rush, as long as I knew when they’d be coming.  My photog was very understanding of that, and gave me an updated timeline right away.  I think 2-3 weeks is totally normal, but waiting over a month is pretty long, unless they have told you specifically that it would be that long.  Something else my photog mentioned- she puts wedding pix before engagement pix, with her reasoning being, that we will likely want our wedding photos faster, so when it comes time for those, she will get them to us ASAP and someone else’s engagmentment photos won’t come first.  I personally appreciated that.  

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would send a friendly email just saying your so excited to see them and if they have an estimated day when the pictures will be ready. You are paying them for there service, you shouldn’t feel bad about inquiring.

Our photographer told us 2 weeks and I had then within a week, plus 2 days after we took ours he sent me 4 teaser pictures.

 

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Kendrao:  I also noticed your comment about being worried about how they turn out.  Just remember that engagement pix are like a trial, so if you don’t love them, don’t stress!!  Better to make mistakes here than on wedding day.  You can always chat with photog to talk about things you liked and didn’t like so he/she can get it right for the wedding.  Don’t be afraid to tell them you don’t like something!  They might think you want a specific pose, lighting, angle, but will never know the truth if you don’t speak up!  I had really high expectations for my engagement pix and as a result was disappointed, which was unfortunate, becasue after a few months, I looked back on them again and they weren’t nearly as bad as I made them out to be in the moment.  

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

Kendrao:  he said 2 weeks but it has been 3 weeks.  i would email him and say you know he is busy but you are excited to see your photos.  can he give you an updated status on when he thinks they will be ready.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We waited 6-8 weeks

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