Post # 17
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
Yay…. Guess she’s just busy photographing events and no time to Blog! Yahoo!
Post # 19
Oops! I was typing my reply as you posted your latest. Good news… : )
Post # 20
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.