Dream photographer kept messing up with the salutation! Should I still hire her?

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 31
2230 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I’m in the non-issue camp. While I take care of a lot of the details of things, it is typically my fiance who reaches out first. Or my mom reaches out first. I don’t really care how the address the reply email as long as the information is good. If I get the information I need when I needed it, it could be addressed to bugs bunny for all I care, just as long as I get it. If I have met them and they used a different name I would be a little more concerned, but to use a name that originally appeared on her messanger is not a big deal at all.  

Post # 32
5045 posts
Bee Keeper

Holy s***, if I got upset every time someone at work addressed me by the wrong name in an email I would get no work done. And my work email address is literally my full name plain as day. I get called all variations of my last name instead of my first name or they think my last name is my first name and shorten it to a nickname of the last name and who knows what other variations. And you’re emailing her from an email address where it isn’t obviously your name and are expecting her to keep track of that. I’d get over it and as long as she’s getting everything else right. It seems like such a minor thing.

Post # 33
3066 posts
Sugar bee

Do this woman a giant favor and hire another photographer!!! Your expectations are way too high.

Post # 34
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

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bunnytea :  keep in mind, she’s BUSY, and may be using an assistant. Many photographers do. 
Either that or her email skills aren’t the top. You’re hiring her for her eye – not for emails 🙂 

Post # 35
386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

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bunnytea :  this would be a non issue for me. 

Post # 36
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020 - City, State

I like that someone pointed out that she might be using an assistant, but beyond that, I’d be annoyed too and questioning her attention to detail. When any sort of business owner is wooing a potential client, they should be paying very close attention to contact details. 



Post # 37
9830 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You seem really nitpicky. 

I’m not hiring my photographer for their email skills.

Post # 38
3145 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

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bunnytea :  You’re considering dropping your “dream” photographer because she called you the wrong name..?

Yes, you are being ridiculous. She doesn’t know you from a hole in the ground and is probably a pretty busy person with a long list of clients. That she got a name confused once or twice is such a non-issue it is laughable. Hell, even if she repeatedly called you the wrong name I’d be inclined to laugh to myself about it and carry on. 

Post # 39
915 posts
Busy bee

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bunnytea :  I am in the minority, but I think that it if it makes you doubt her attention to detail and you worry about the end product, you might be better off choosing someone else. Your piece of mind is important too. It would be sensible to wonder if she will be paying attention to your prior requests as far as details/types of photos you would like.

Post # 40
1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

I get that it’s minorly annoying, but do you really care that much?  It sounds like she might have an autofill feature in her email system that’s just popping up the structured data into the email, or starts a template for her with it.  I really wouldn’t waste any more of your energy on it.

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