(Closed) How to not annoy my vendors to death..

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@msbeehave: It’s a business arangement and like you said, you are paying her a lot of money. Just word a professional email and don’t be afraid to send. If she finds you “annoying”, she’s not very professional. I did feel like I nagged our caterer quite a bit, but in the end, if they want the money, they will accomodate you and reply! Good luck!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m kind of in the same boat as you. We’ve picked a date, now we just have to pick a place. I’m pretty open to whatever, and have told her that – I’ll go as far to say that I’ve emailed the poor thing 50 times! I do agree with @Just_Squeeze: in that this is a business arrangement. We are paying them a lot of money – because they do amazing work – but they’re doing it for a price. And that price includes “working for us”. I don’t want that to sound ugly, because I love my photographer, and she’s pretty laid back – but in the end, we’re paying for what WE want – not what SHE wants. Just try to sound as professional as possible in your email – explain your situation, and hopefully she’ll work it out. She doesn’t want to lose a client.

Hope this helps!

Post # 5
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1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Just write back and say that you need the photos by December, and give her a list of dates you are available in November.  If she can’t accomodate your schedule, find someone else to take your e-pics.  You are paying for the service so it needs to meet your requirements.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ElbieKay: Agreed!

Are you just trying to schedule it for the weekends? Sometimes that can be tough for a full time photographer. Try to find a weekday that might work, if you aren’t already doing that.

Post # 8
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

So you already sent her dates in January and planned for January but now are changing your mind? You wanted November, she gave you her available dates, and you’re the ones who aren’t available. It’s important to realize that you’re not the photographers only client. The photographer has to accomodate the schedules of dozens and dozens of people, and it sounds like she tried to schedule something for November and it didn’t work for you. Even if you did photos in December, with holidays and everything you probably wouldn’t get your photos back in time for holiday cards anyway.

Try to think about this situation if it was any other service provider – say you called the cable company and they gave you a window of time they could be there to install and you were busy. Would you argue with them or expect them to change their installation schedule with all their other clients to accomodate you, or would you just take a half day from work or rearrange your other plans? My guess is if you really wanted that cable installed before Christmas you’d work around the timeframe they gave you. 🙂 Same for any service provider – they give you their open slots/appointments, you pick one.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@BeeM … Actually, yes, I would argue and get them to adjust their schedule to fit with mine.  I have done that before and it usually works.  And if it doesn’t, I find a different provider.

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