- Miss Nepal
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2009
Eek! It sounds like quite a headache on top of trying to plan everything quickly with a couple of extra kinks in the way. My gut says that you’re not going to be comfortable with this guy, even if the engagement photos turn up and are beautiful. Don’t cut him loose yet, but I’d definitely start searching again.
Definitely start the hunt for a new photographer! Would you consider paying extra to have someone travel to your wedding?
I had similar issues with my wedding photog. In the end, I did get my pictures but it was an excruciatingly long process and I thought I might never see my pictures. He had some good reasons for the delay but he didn’t communicate that to us – in fact, he chose not to communicate at all and just go MIA. I try not to think about it too much because really, I’m just so relieved to get my pictures that I don’t really care about anything else anymore. He did apologize profusely and I believe that he is sorry and that he was going through some tough times. Even though I love his pictures and his prices are ridiculously reasonable, I have no way of knowing if this was a one time thing or if this is a regular habit of his. Luckily, I’ll never have to find out for myself again!
@Miss Nepal –
As a wedding photographer, this already raises multiple flags.
I think it’s better if you start looking for someone else. There will always be other photographers that would shoot in the style you like. It is pretty unprofessional for your e-session photographer to delay by this long with no good reason. We always sign a contract with our clients to specify when they will receive the images by. Did you sign a contract?
Good luck with the search and of course we are all here to help.
Thanks for all the input guys. I did not sign a contract because the whole point of the free couple shoot was supposed to let me try out the photographer before making a commitment. I am definitely looking around some more now, especially since I called the phone number for the photog twice with no response. Ugh. Now it’s time to find someone good at taking great action shots. Sadly, I live in an area dominated by these photographers whose entire portfolio is filled with poses in a studio. I’m hoping that when my parents talk about our final budget this weekend that I will be able to adjust a little bit and bring in a photographer from DC or Richmond (I’m in VA). I’m just sad that I don’t have our engagement photos that we already took and that we will have to do another round that is probably not here in my college town.
You’re making the right decision by going with another photographer. Even if the one that did your e-session does great work it’s not worth if he doesn’t deliver the pictures when he promises. It’s not pleasant to worry about the photographer when you have so many things to worry about.
This is such an important part of the wedding and you should feel 100% confident in the pgotographer.
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