Post # 1
I recently met with a photographer that my Fiance and I weren’t incredibly pleased with, but we didn’t dislike either, and then we found another photographer that we both really liked AND could afford, and she was the first photographer we’ve talked to who asked about us and our wedding so we felt good about that, etc.
The problem is that she hasn’t gotten back to me in almost two weeks from my first follow-up email (I emailed her originally, she emailed me back, I emailed her with some questions). I want to let the other photographer off the hook so he knows we wont be booking with him, but I’m afraid to do that if I can’t get this new photographer. Should I email her again? How long is too long to wait? Every one else we’ve been dealing with gets back to us super fast, so maybe this is more in line with what is generally acceptable, and I know she’s probably busy editing, I just want to make sure that’s what is happening so I don’t depend on her if she can’t do it.
Post # 3
@Neetch: Two weeks is plenty of time, I would e-mail her back.
Post # 4
I would actually be concerned if she hasn’t got back to you after all of this time. That’s not what I would consider a vendor I could rely on.
Post # 5
I would definitely follow up with her and just ask if she got your last email.
Post # 6
@Neetch: I would actually just pick up the phone and call her! 2 weeks has been plenty of time…. Sometimes emails just get pushed to the side! I’d call if it were me!
Post # 7
Definitely follow up. I would really be concerned if my photographer didn’t get back to me in two weeks, though.
Post # 9
Sometimes emails fall through the cracks, but we usually send follow ups with people we’ve met with pretty quickly so I find that odd.
Post # 10
Yeah, I find it odd too. I really want to work with her, so I guess I’m going to have to call her or email her again. But I’m worried that maybe I shouldn’t work with her because of this (worries about dependability) which makes it trickier.
Post # 11
Just follow up. Sometimes email just fall through the cracks. I’ve had a time or two when I’ve been out of the office all weekend shooting and I come back in on a Monday to a HUGE list of emails. Some are junk, some business. I’m human, and I’m sure I have on occasion missed a work email because it was in a huge list of unread messages.