(Closed) i need help breaking up with my photographer!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You COULD tell her the wedding is off, she cant argue with that!

Otherwise just say you dont feel the chemistry and you have found someone else.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had to do this too. Just be straight up and honest with her. Tell her that the quality of the e-photos didn’t meet your expectations and apologize but tell her its off…did you already pay her??

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I definitely think it’s ok to “break up” with your photographer. BUT, I do think that you should offer to pay for the e-pics.

 

I’m glad you found someone you love without having to pay more! That’s awesome!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@cr6zy: I remember someone saying on here, that a verbal contract is still a contract. But I’ve never heard that, I’ve always thought, if nothing is signed then no worries. If you tell her you were unhappy with your engagement photos then she could “refund” you. Our photographer refunded us for our e-shoot because we were so unsatisfied with how they turned out…and its better for people to spread positive words about their business

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i think it would be nice to pay for the epics… especially since this new photog came up out of the blue and she did take the time to do them for you… its just a matter of how much you want to pay… it would just be the right thing to do…

In My Humble Opinion… and girl you know I wouldn’t stear you wrong… 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Since you said the e-pics were free with the assumption the cost was included in the price, I would be honest and let her know you found someone else who better meets what you want, but I would also offer to pay for the e-pics since you did receive a service and had a verbal agreement.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@June Bug: I agree. Break it off, but definitely still pay for e-pics

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This could get ugly really quick. You need to find out the price for the e-pics before you do any breaking up with the photographer. Even if you have an oral contract, she performed a service and deserves to get paid for her work. A court would agree with this also so its best to find out engagement charges before you mention breaking it off because she could fight for her entire payment since you already made a deal with her by getting engagement pics taken. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@Pupperoni:  i disagree there is no contract.  But shame on your photographer for not having one and starting to work with you, this will be a valuable and expensive lesson learned if you don’t pay her.  The session was probably included in a price, so if you want a clean break I would offer her something for the pictures unless you absolutely hate them and want to start over, then hand them all back and move on.  You don’t have any liability.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

In addition to what others have said, I would look more thoroughly at the portfolio of the photographer you wish to jump to. What you see on the back of a camera is not what the finished product will look like, so definitely wait for the finished product/look at other weddings the person has shot (In their entireity, not just the best shots they posted online on their blog) before signing anything!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would wait until you actually receive the boudoir pics, anything could look good on a few inch screen.

There’s got to be a reason you switched photographers for your boudoir pics & I’m wondering what it is. How did you feel when taking your e-pics? Did you like working with your 1st photog? Or did they just not offer boudoir photos?

Either way, the photographer shouldn’t have done anything without a contract, its there to cover BOTH of you. Did they not offer one? Did you sign anything? Like a model release?

Not sure about the legality of it all, but since you said you liked the e-pics, than I think you should pay them for your e-session. They did take the time to photograph your e-session/ put wear & tear on their car & equipment/ spent MANY more hours editing the photos, so I think the right thing to do would be to compensate them for their work. However, I’m sure the photographer will let you know how much they charge for e-session & then you’ll have to go from there.

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