(Closed) Awkward Break Up…Suggestions?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hmm.. I would just write an email. It is a very awkward situation and I guarantee photographer #1 will not be happy. Just write that you appreciate his time and effort so far, but have unexpectedly decided to go with another photographer. You understand he will be keeping his deposit and apologize for the inconvenience. I doubt you’ll get a response, but it’s probably the best way to go about it.

Post # 4
73 posts
Worker bee

Usually you should do it in writing as well – send them a certified letter via post, as you are essentially terminating a contract.

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’d keep it short and sweet to the point and not overly apologetic. Keep it very profession.


We’re evaluating our wedding package and I just wanted to let you know that we will no longer be requiring your services for our wedding. Some things have changed, that’s all. We appreciate the time and effort you took with us to coordinate a package, though. Thank you.

I woudln’t say that you have another photographer or anthing unless she asks. I’m not OK with lying but I am totally ok with omitting lots of info =]

Post # 6
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ooooh I second the certified letter thing! That’s super important because they could claim that they never got the email if they don’t respond. I’m with EJS about not mentioning another photographer, it’s kind of implied anyway since 99.9999999% of people have their weddings photographed- I don’t think you need to spell it out for them.

Post # 7
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the bees above.  but would also add to do it as soon as possible to give your 1st photographer a chance to rebook the date. 

Post # 8
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree with ejs. Also, if you have a contract with the first photographer, make sure you check it over carefully, just in case. You don’t want any surprises later.

Post # 9
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Whenever a client cancels for any reason… (I’ve only had break ups) I require a signed letter via certified mail for both of our protection.

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