- 7 years ago
Hey everyone. I was just wondering, for all you married bees, how long did it take for you to get your finished album back? We were married in June and our photographer was very quick to post all our wedding pictures on his website. It took him maybe 2 weeks. We also got copies of all our pictures on CD’s around that time.
Then a few weeks later, we talked to him about ordering our proof book. I sent him all his requirements (he needed to know what we’d like written on the cover of the proof book and what style we wanted). He told us it would be 6 weeks before we received it.
In September, I followed up with him-inquiring about when we would receive the proof book and he said he never got the full information from me so he never ordered it. Apparently he needed to know what color we wanted our proof book to be. He never told me this, and I save every email I get so I know for a fact that’s true. He apologized, claiming he thought he did. I was a bit discouraged that he waited two months to order it because he claimed he needed a color choice from me…I wasn’t sure why if he really needed to know that, he didn’t just contact me himself saying he was still waiting on my color choice. I let it go–and he ordered our proof book and I was happy that it came in within a few weeks.
We picked the pictures we wanted for our finished album- which took us a while since we had over 1000 pictures and needed to narrow it down to 100. We sent him our final list on October 14th. He said he would be making a template for us and would send us the template in 3-4 weeks for our approval before ordering the album (we got a coffee table-collage style album).
It’s been a little over 4 weeks now and I haven’t heard from him yet. I know putting an album together isn’t easy but I also know that once I give my approval for the template, he’ll probably tell me it’ll take another few weeks (or maybe months) for the album to be finished. I was hoping to have my album by Christmas since we’re having a lot of family come in, and I would like to show them. I know that probably won’t happen.
I’m just frustrated I have to keep persuing this guy. It doesn’t seem he’ll ever just follow up with me–I have to be the one to contact him and be like ‘uh where are you?’ (not in those words, necessarily lol). I know photographers are busy, but I know he has mulitple assistants so he has help. I see on his website that he says he’ll have the finished product to all brides/grooms within 4 months of their wedding..I just reached my 5 month “anniversary” and I know I probably won’t get the finished product now until after my 6th or 7th.
I loved everything about this guy throughout my whole wedding process and the photos turned out amazing, so it disappoints me that he keeps disappearing on me now. I’m just hoping I don’t contact him today or next week and have him pull the same thing he did with the proof book–that he was waiting on me for something and never told me.
OK vent over…Married bees–how long did it take for you to get your finished album?