(Closed) Is my photographer leaving me in the lurch?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m seeing red flags all over your post here.  It seems fishy and I would start looking for someone else ASAP.  Is there anywhere in the contract that covers you and your Fiance in case she can’t photgraph your wedding?  It’s also strange that her camera isn’t fast enough to take photos in candlelight.  Higher-end starter level SLRs and semi-professional SLRs and decent lens should be good enough for this task!  I hope it works out for you!!

Post # 4
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I also find it strange that she told you that the lighting isn’t right for the kinds of pictures you want.  I feel like a professional should be able to work around this.  And the not answering bothers me too.  Look over the contract to see how you’re covered and what you can do.

Post # 6
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

… that totally stinks! I would start looking for backups just in case. A photographer isn’t something you want to be without.

Post # 7
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Its just bad business to go that long without responding to an email. If she’s not ditching her, you should probably ditch her, unless she’s been out of the country or something like you mentioned.

Post # 8
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

There is a small chance that some of it is out of her control, but it sounds more like red flags to me too :(.

Maybe she got a new website? Maybe her website is having issues, so check on it later? Sometimes servers go out for awhile (at work, our website has gone down for a full day because the servers blew & to everyone it looked like we were no longer a company, for 1 day. It was awful but only happened that 1 time). So double check it (worth a shot, ya never know).

Google search her name & see if you can find her that way. PM me her name & I’ll try to help you (pretty good at finding stuff online).

If you do get ahold of her, you may want to talk about communication (her end, not yours). Unless she has a really good explanation, I’d start looking for someone else.

Post # 10
47 posts

Any photographer that understands their camera and lighting will understand how to fix the situation and not blatantly tell you that she just can’t do it. Most professional photographers either have an external flash kit or another set up for light and know how to manipulate their aperature and f stop. I would honestly find another photographer. Flakey isn’t a good quality you want someone that will check up on you and be promptly on time.

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