(Closed) Is my photographer being difficult??

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

All day coverage should mean all day coverage from morning till the wedding ends! I signed for 2 photogs for “unlimited” coverage as well. So I am going to be expecting them there right where my hair and makeup artist shows up too! I want the same kind of pictures as you….So No you are not being unreasonable..and yes, your photogs are being difficult! I havent yet specified the time I want mine there yet but its not for awhile so I dont want to worry about it yet. You have a contract that states “all day” right? So point that out!  Why are they saying this now anyway? Your wedding date is not for awhile so you should be able to sort this out before then I hope.

Post # 4
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You are not being difficult or unreasonable. I would kindly but firmly remind her that you are paying extra for ALL DAY coverage, and if she isn’t going to provide this she shouldn’t be charging for it. I am paying for a total package too, and my Photog offered to be there when I get up to catch me having breakfast with my bridal party. I guess I just got lucky!

Post # 5
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would be disappointed that I was paying for 2 photographers and that Fiance wasn’t going to have getting ready pictures. I don’t think it’s unreasonable that you want pics of you getting ready with the girls. I thought this was pretty standard. 

My photographer said all day, we joked about her just sleeping over at my house and she can start taking pictures before I am even awake. 

Post # 6
4 posts
  • Wedding: June 2006

As a photographer – i would have to agree with you.  “Getting ready” shots can offer some of the best photojournalistic style images from that day, and i’m suprised they aren’t wanting to be there at that time!  I’d keep pushing.  Unlimited coverage, is UNLIMITED coverage.  My photographer started on my wedding day so early that i have photos of me trying to wake up hung over bridesmaids! He even went to my chiropractic appt with me that morning!  Now THAT was unlimited coverage.  Good luck.

Post # 7
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@princessbelle: What exactly does your contract say? That will decide the whole thing.

Post # 9
2742 posts
Sugar bee

@princessbelle: You have got to be kidding. Leaving after dancing what what?? Unlimited coverage is UNLIMITED COVERAGE (sorry for the caps) So you better get it in writing now and make sure your coordinator stays on this. It’s already making me nervous on your behalf that she is starting such shenanigans!

Post # 11
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Is it possible to get your money back due to being mislead?

Post # 14
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@princessbelle: Yikes. I hope you were pleasant and didn’t go at them in a bridezilla tone. That’s just about the worst way to get what you want and will make things awkward between you for the rest of the time you work together. The term “full day coverage” sounds like it could be interpreted differently than “all day coverage”. How many total hours are you wanting the photographers there? Did you express that before the contract was finalized or did you only talk about that after? Let us know how it goes!!

Post # 15
1136 posts
Bumble bee

What did the email say?

Post # 16
49 posts

Im in 100% agreeance with most of the ladies comments. Full Day Coverage can be different than All Day Coverage. My packages inlcude “Full Day Coverage” and last around 8-10 hours. However, I normally work longer and sometimes shorter than that time frame. If your photographer is offering you unlimited or even all day coverage then they should make themselves available to you for whatever photography is needed. Ive never understoon the reasoning behind photographers leaving early from the reception…. they do realize that there is an exit to be photographed as well right? I would definately take charge in this situation and make a timeline of the day with what you want covered and send it to them. Explain what you want and that you feel you two are interpreting what all day coverage means in this situation. I definately wouldnt bring up money or refunding your deposit. Just be polite, show your concern, and hopefully they will understand where you are coming from and arrive earlier and stay later to cover your wedding. Let us know what happens and yes, anything from this point on needs to be in writing to protect everyone involved.

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