(Closed) Am I overreacting? Or should I hire a backup/other photographer? Advice!!!

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Do I continue with current photographer or get another?

    Get a new photograher, dump this one even if you lose your deposit.

    You are under contract, stick with this one. Ask guests to take pictures if she's a no-show.

    Get another photographer even if you have 3 on the day of.

    Other - comment below,

  • Post # 17
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    Worker bee

    If you think she is a great person so far. And you loved her work on her blogs AND you are getting her at her old rate. I’d say try to relax and be happy for yourself! Don’t panic…yet. : ) I think MissApis is right too, and maybe you should just give her a call. That could do a lot to ease your fears.

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yay…. Guess she’s just busy photographing events and no time to Blog! Yahoo!

    Post # 19
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    Worker bee

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    @evalague: Oops! I was typing my reply as you posted your latest. Good news… : )

    Post # 20
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    Newbee

    from the photographer’s perspective – I would have to agree that if you’re comfortable with the response and communication you’re getting then I wouldn’t worry about it. If there was a real problem there then that can certainly be a red flag.

    The lack of blogging, I wouldn’t be worried about…There can be a variety of reasons for it. I know I myself am horrible at taking the time for it and I say up front that not everything gets blogged. Yes, there definitely can be dry spells as well as far as having much too blog unless the photog is good at and willing to toss in some personal stuff or blogs geared to other photographers. Also…interesting note – I’ve repeatedly heard that roughly 60-70% of the wedding photographers are currently shooting less than 10 weddings per year. That can make a difference too!

    Pricing increases…maybe they were just starting out? It’s one thing to offer an incredible deal here and there (I do it as well) but if someone is doing it as an ongoing policy they usually quickly realize they can’t maintain a business like that.

    It sounds like they have been communicating with you fine though, and staying in touch, so I think you’ll be fine.

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