(Closed) Advice needed, sadly. Photog/family friend’s husband died suddenly

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would look into finding someone else, and then check with her in a couple weeks…not that a couple weeks would change anything, but I imagine that weddings would be an especially tough thing to photograph 🙁  Sad day.

Post # 4
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Wow that is a really tough situation. I totally understand your feeling concerned about this, but also feeling like it would be inappropriate to talk to her about it. 

Did you have a second choice photographer? If I were you I’d start researching an alternative and if you find someone you like and can afford, I would explain to them the situation and ask if they can maybe hold the date for you for a few weeks as a first right of refusal type thing? (like, let you know before anyone else books the date and give you an opportunity to book). Then see if your friend brings it up within the next couple weeks and at some point bring it up in a very respectful way like: I’m sure this is the last thing on your mind and I feel horribly bringing it up… but would you like for me to book someone else for our wedding? I don’t want to add to your stress right now. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would look into a second choice, but give her a few weeks and contact her.   She may want the money and to do what she loves.  I wouldn’t count her out at all.

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