- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
….till you send an email with a read reciept? The reason I ask is I sent an email 5 days ago to mine regarding our epics and I have not heard back from mine. Typically in the past she has responded really quick….like <12hrs…..so I am worried she might not of got it. Another part of me thinks there is a chance that she is ignoring/mad at me. The reason I say this is that 2 months ago we took our epics. For a month, I couldn’t look at them without crying and wanting to fire her because I thought they were so bad. I held off from telling her how I felt about them because I know I overract and I’m too critical of myself. So I ended up letting it stew for awhile. When I looked at them again in December, I was no longer crying but still somewhat unhappy. For the most part now, I like the photos. I do have several criticisms: I felt we were promised much more photos and we only recieved approx 50 unedited images (while when we interviewed we were told we would get approx 200 to look through but then on our cd of final images it might be about 40)….so I asked her if there were other photos. I also mentioned that for next time we were hoping to have more natural (not posed looking photos)…as that is why we highered her as opposed to other people. Nearly every single one of our 50 are full body images where we are face to face like a family portrait style…not so much lovey dovey stuff you know lying in the grass, walking hand and hand crap. I guess I should have noticed it during our shoot but I was so nervous I didn’t. Now this is obviously not how I said it because that is just rude, I said it in a kinder way and had some friends review to make sure I mentioned a few things we liked…and to make sure I omitted attitude. My fiance, Future Mother-In-Law, sister, and one bridesmaid (the only people that I allowed to see the photos) agreed with the criticisms. Anyway…..so this is why I feel she might be mad/ignoring me. Perhaps she needs to process too. I just don’t know how much time I should give her to do that. It is not like she sent me an email saying, now that you have had time to look at everything….what do you think? I have not recieved any email other than her telling me that they are posted on pictage for viewing (that was the email 2 months ago). I ordered a few large prints and requested my cd of images per our contract so I can make a save the date. Due to processing for the save the date, I need our cd probably latest end of January. So I don’t want to give her a month to process because I won’t be able to get our stuff out. Anyway, given this situation, how long would you give your photog to respond? Also, my fiance told me originally I should have sent it with a read receipt…..you think this is a bad idea? I partially think it could be but honestly I don’t want to wait another period of time wondering if she is just still mad or if she just hasn’t opened the email. Additionally, I didn’t ask for a reshoot (yet everyone has said I should…I just don’t want to be greedy and if she feels like it is appropriate then I will let her suggest it). Obviously, I have not fired her or asked how to get out of the contract either….which my sister thinks I should. I think it was just ill planning/practicing in part for why I don’t like the photos so part of the blame is on me. Anyway, I will stop rambling and adding random comments. Let me know what you think…thanks in advance.