(Closed) Friend Wedding Photographer went MIA

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Do you have a contract with this friend wedding photographer? If your contract doesn’t specify when the photos have to be delivered, then you have to wait. 

Post # 3
3848 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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db24:  Since you don’t have a contract there isn’t much you can do aside from wait.

Is the delay because she is editing the images? If so – it is very easy to transfer unedited images from a hard drive to a disc or flash drive – maybe you could ask her to do that?  

Post # 4
143 posts
Blushing bee

Yet another “we hired a friend!” horror story!  Sorry you’re going through that, but like everyone says, that’s why you hire pros, and that’s why they charge what they do.

In any case, if she is your friend (not just an acquaintance), I’d stop by her house with a basket of muffins, or some yummy treat, see how she’s doing and face to face talk to her abou the photos.  If she’s just an acquaintance, I’d still casually drop by her house “OH HEY!  I was in the neighborhood, you haven’t  been answering your emails so….” and see how she’s doing.  If she’s really unwell, and unable to finish editing, I’d ask to get the photos right then and there (bring a USB key) and hire someone else to edit.

For anyone else reading this – if you care about your wedding photos, saving a few bucks means nothing in the long run if you end up in this situation.

Hoping for the best for you!  Seriously though, sometimes communication is lost in internet/emails – show up at her door with a smile and a treat – she wont’ be able to ignore you or the situation…  Good luck!

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