I want my photos

posted 7 months ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 16
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1283 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

Use a guest photo for your card!  mimivac :  

Post # 17
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527 posts
Busy bee

mimivac :  Reach out to your photographer and ask if there’s any way you can just get 2-3 of your portraits to use for Christmas cards. Generally photographers won’t mind doing that for you.

Post # 18
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133 posts
Blushing bee

I got married October 5th also!!!! I asked my photographer for like 4-5 pics so we could get Christmas Cards ordered (so I JUST got like 6 sneak peaks yesterday and only because I asked). I’ll have all of them around December 5th cry So yeah…. sadly 8-10 weeks is normal and it SUCKS lol

Post # 19
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58 posts
Worker bee

I got married July 28 and I’m still waiting on photos…. *tears*…

My sweet husband is scared that if we pester them that they’ll rush and won’t do such a good job… so out of respect for him, I’ve been biting my tongue. 

We did get a generic email a few weeks ago that says “normally our turn around time is 12 weeks.. but we’re really busy and want your photos to be perfect.”

Post # 20
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Honey bee

Yep totally normal.  They might book weddings and meetings for weddings every week and weekend, take 1000s of photos and then edit them. It’s hard to wait but the proper edits are totally worth it. Post here when you get them if you’re comfortable!

Post # 21
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77 posts
Worker bee

Photographers do them in a few days. What’s taking them so long is because there are other weddings before yours, and then they also have to shoot more weddings on most weekends and some weekdays…so that translates to a couple months wait.

Post # 22
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203 posts
Helper bee

Mine had guaranteed 4 weeks but ended up taking 3 months.

🤷

Post # 23
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

My wedding was on the 21st of sep and haven’t received them yet but my photographer told me 8 weeks. 

Post # 24
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234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

alfalfasprout10518 :  yes two months is normal. I would rather rather wait for stunning pictures than get them half way edited in a few weeks (which is what happened to me 🙁

Post # 25
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4710 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We got married on 29 September and haven’t got them back yet.

Post # 26
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745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We got married 1st September (Saturday) and had out sneak peek back by the time we landed for our honeymoon on the Tuesday. We got our full photos back on 26th September, but we haven’t shared them as we’re doing wedding albums for Christmas presents!

However, our photographer only does half a dozen weddings a year (he mostly does headshots and portraits) so he didn’t have 1000s of photos to edit for other clients first, and our contract said 12 weeks standard with up to 16 weeks for wedding season. What does your contract say?

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m a wedding photographer, my contract time is 8-12 weeks. I usually try to deliver in 8 but ALWAYS have that buffer because you just can’t plan ahead for things like the flu, hurricanes (I live in a hurricane area, so evacuations and power outages are the norm), etc. I try to get a preview up within a couple of days, and every so often if it’s close to the holidays someone will ask if I can get them a few couples portraits for holiday cards and I try my best to do that too!

Post # 28
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Helper bee

Depends on type of photographer. I chose one who goes for photo-realism/ no real retouching etc. Hes incredibly fast (is worked woth him before.) E had our engagement photos next day and our wedding photos about a week and a half later (even though he flew internationally in between).

But that’s way outside the norm!

Post # 30
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964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

We got our first round of drafts in 3 months… we’re now 5 months in and still working on finalizing our photo albums.

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