(Closed) Feel Bad

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
216 posts
Helper bee

You can say that you loved their work and appreciated the time they spent with you, but you met with several vendors and ultimately picked the one who most matched your budget and needs.

Post # 7
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

I think they are fine.  🙂

Post # 9
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you are sure you don’t want to meet with the 3rd studio, send an email to both rejected photographers thanking them for their time, complimenting their work if you so choose, and just letting them know you found a phenomenol photog you really gelled with.

Post # 10
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Don’t feel bad… at least you’re letting them know. If you’re certain you’re going to book photog #2, its best to cancel with photog #3 unless you think there’s a chance you’d want #3. Do you like #2’s work better? It sounds like you guys really click & that you love his work already. If you’re going to book #2, not meeting with #3 frees up both your times.

From a photographer’s perspective: We understand that you’re meeting with us to see if we click & if our style meshes with your vision. After meeting with a client, we assume they weren’t interested if we never hear from them again… however, just by letting us know you’re going with someone else is very much appreciated. A good photographer will want you to go with the photographer that works best with you.

Post # 11
36 posts

I agree – as a photographer – the above response ideas are more than enough. I always appreciate hearing when someone has made a decision. I don’t think you need to even mention “budget and needs” – just that you found a fit for your day. 

Post # 12
669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wouldn’t feel bad….there are so many couples getting married all over; therefore, photographers get booked fast….they will find another couple to book them on your wedding date….no worries!  You should always do what is best for you, and you do not ever need to offer an explanation…it was simply a “meeting”…no contracts were signed.  Also, you said the first photographer told her that she gets a lot of meetings but no bookings…..WARNING!!!!!!!!  That is NOT a good sign!  I can’t believe she even told you that!  Go with your gut.  Your email seems fine by the way…you didn’t even have to write as much as you did.

Enjoy your newly selected photographer! 

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