Post # 1
Long story short, I had some post-booking panic with my photographer and bugged her a couple times via email (I asked her post-booking for some night photos from her other weddings). She didn’t respond to those emails, even though she initially told me she’d send me some. (Ironically, what made me panic was that she seemed to be worse about responding to emails after I booked her).
I’m 99% sure it was because she was too busy, and this “exchange” (or lack thereof) happened 2 months ago. I really didn’t want her to remember me as a problem client, so of course I stopped contacting her to ask for a reply. Do you think she has forgotten that this happened? I’d like to email her soon to schedule our engagement session, and I’m hoping that due to her busy schedule and many clients, she won’t remember one hiccup with one of her clients 2 months ago.
I tend toward being hypersensitive to these things, so please be honest but try to be kind in giving your advice! Thanks so much bees.
Post # 2
Well, there’s a good chance she does remember, however there’s also a good chance she didn’t see it as you bugging her (depending on how much you emailed her).
You can alwaya just be honest and if you feel like you were a bit of a problem for her, email her too much or whatever, be upfront and just apologize for doing it and say you were just nervous.
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
xtals: If you have already booked her, deposit and all, it should not matter one way or another. If she wants to keep the contract I would assume she would do what she needs to do the job for you that she promised to do.
Post # 4
I don’t think I’d worry about it too much. If she does remember I doubt she would say anything. It’s not like she’s going to mention how annoying you are unless she is extremely unprofessional.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
Try calling. I know my photographer who is absolutely wonderful, is horrible at email but does respond to phone calls.
Post # 6
Remember you are paying her for a service. It’s her responsibility especially in a competitive business like wedding photography. Just e-mail her and check in about scheduling the engagement photos. I’m sure everything will be fine 🙂
Post # 7
xtals: Just email her and let her know that you’d like to set up your engagement session and ask her availabilty. SHe won’t see it as bothering her.
Post # 8
I used to do professional photography. I would choose one thing – call or go by her studio and if she isn’t there leave a message before your engagement session. In the message say you need her to bring some of her night photography examples to the engagement photo sesssion to view. This way if she does not bring the examples to the engagement sesson you can ask her when you can come by the studio for an appointment to see some in person. Tell her you don’t mind if an assitant shows you the examples in the studio. You can be very relaxed when you tell her these things. Business is business. If she acts like there’s a problem it may be best to look for a different photographer.
Post # 9
You’re not the Bee who also went on to contact other photographers, right? If she heard of that, then yes, it would be memorable. But from a quick glance at your post history, I don’t think that was you. I think it was just the issue of emailing her several times asking for photos even after you booked her. She might remember, she might not. No matter what I don’t think she sees it as a big deal.
Post # 10
I’m a photographer and this stuff it totally normal. You mentioned it was only two emails, so that really isn’t too bad.
I’d just call next time or text instead of email since wedding season is coming up. I think everyone in the wedding industry takes calls as a priority over email.