Post # 1
My wedding date was 10/5/12 and my photographer said a min. of 8 weeks. Fine I can deal with that. He owes us a CD with all of the pictures on it since in the contract it states that we have the copyright and rights to the all the photos, he posts them on his website for private viewing and also a leatherbond coffee table album. I emailed him on Dec. 4th just checking in and he said it shouldn’t be much longer but would let me know when he posted them online.
It’s been over month since that exchange and I am itching to email him again!! I don’t care if takes another few weeks for the CD and album but I just want to be able view them online already!
So with this said two things, do you think I should drop him another email? and how long did it take for your professional photos?
Post # 3
Since it has been a month since your last email exchange with him I think it is totally fine to email him again.
To answer your question, we received our photos 4 weeks after our wedding and our CD with all the photos a couple weeks later.
Post # 4
@yellowshoe: Wow I am jealous of your quick turn around! That is great! I’m fighting with myself on if I should email him again but I just want to see them it’s killing me! It’s been 3 months already lol
Post # 5
Totally fine to email him again.
I actually got mine back already and my wedding was December 15th!
Post # 6
We got ALL of our un-edited photos back about 3 weeks later. We got to choose 100 photos to be fully edited, getting those back next week.
Post # 7
Alright based on all of your answers it’s time to email him again! Thanks ladies 🙂
Post # 8
I would email him again. Its been long enough.
As for when we got our pics back…it was between 9 and 10 weeks. It was supposed to be 8 weeks, but he never got my final payment check because the address listed on his website was no longer his address and he never got his mail forwarded…who does that?
Post # 9
@Handful: Wow really?? Mine is also paid in full and was the day of my wedding which also why I’m starting to get nervous since Ihaven’t seen anything. I mean does it really take over 3 months just to upload pictures to a website??? I didn’t think so but I guess I wrong.
Post # 10
All our photos were uploaded to a online gallery 2 months after the wedding. We’re still waiting for our disc (which is ready), but it’s getting mailed with our proofbook that should be back from the printer soon. I would e-mail him and just ask, no harm in that.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
Definitely email him back!
We got married on 11/10 and got our photos on a USB drive in the mail 5 weeks later.
Post # 12
it took about 3-4 months for ours to come back. we also got a CD with all of our photos and the copyrights to them. i would go ahead and email him again asking for an updated estimate of when to expect them.
eta- we did not receive any un-edited photos. i think that’s why it took so long. they edited all 1600 photos before sending them to us because we had copyrights so we didn’t have to buy pics through them. they wanted to make sure we could buy any 1 of those 1600 pics from any photo place and it would look awesome.
Post # 13
I just sent him an email asking him if he had a better idea on whenthey would be availble for viewing. I don’t even want to be that person that annoys wedding vendors but I can’t wait to see them finally!
Post # 14
I think it’s definitely fine to email him again at this point.
This is something that should be spelled out in a contract (for any other bees reading that are still working on contracting a photographer). It seems to be one of the biggest annoyances.
My photographer’s contract has 14 days in it. I was really shocked the turnaround is that fast, but that’s what he puts in there. We get all the photos (1000+) color-corrected and 50 fully edited photos.
Post # 15
we got about 7,000+ photos in two dvds about 5 days after the wedding. and that included about 350+ edited ones.
we don’t have our wedding album yet because it took us soooo long to get back to him about which photos we wanted included in the album. we finally sent that in on december 2012, so we’re waiting now.
Post # 16
Update: my patience is wearing thin. He told me last Monday that they will be finished this week. So I emailed him last Tuesday and simply asked if there were any possible way that he could upload them to his site so I could show some family that was coming in to town last weekend. He basically told me, that he was extremely busy last weekend with a wedding and a huge bridal show.
I guess it really just bothers me that I’m always having to bug him for answers. It’s been well over 3 months and I still haven’t seen anything from him. Plus we had to pay him in full the day of the wedding so he has our money.
He did our engagement photos a year before the wedding and he did a wonderful job but I also had to bug about this those. I was actually looking through some of my older email exhanges from when he took our e-photos and he kept making the same excuses about how busy he was and how it took longer then promised. I should have known better!!
So now I’m waiting to hear from him and I’m itching to email him again but I know it won’t help since it’s tuesday and he did say “next week” But shouldn’t he know what day by this point???? Ugh!