(Closed) Just a simple tip from a professional

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Am I the only allergy sufferer who just takes zyrtec everday and carries my inhaler in my purse?

Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

joesbride1226:  I understand your annoyance but for the sake of this never happening again just carry a couple allergy pills in your purse. Most people just dont think about these little things. I’m surre they are not doing it on purpose.

Just like people who carry an epipen… they wont rely on the bees not stinging or every place on earth to be peanut fee.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

herrera2016:  nope! I take Telfast most days and have a ventolin inhaler in my bag pretty much always.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Um… my photographer’s wedding timeline form specifically asks about animals for this reason.  As the others have said, it’s about being proactive and prepared

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sounds to me like you should be the one asking. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee

Yeah, I think this is really more of a tip for you. Either way, the lesson is the same. Now you know to ask about pets when you do shoots at people’s homes.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I thought you were gonna say a pet attacked you or something. 

Post # 24
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

joesbride1226:  So, don’t wait until the last minute to ask about pets. Incorporate this question as part of your routine when communicating with potential clients.

I hate it when an OP jumps all over responses when the OP is the one who leaves out critical information e.g  being pregnant.  Of course, you can’t just pop a pill if you are pregnant, but if you had asked about pets, you could have been prepared.

Post # 25
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

herrera2016:  If you ever have to discontinue Zyrtec, do some research first about tapering off your dose. Withdrawal symptoms can be awful.

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I always tell people who come over that I have cats. Not because they may have allergies but because my cats are my babies and this is thier home so no one will tell them what to do or where they can or can’t go lol. I told my engagement photographer because it popped into my head but I am a crazy cat lady so I am different then most. 

Normal people wouldn’t even think about it. So I think it’s pretty stupid for you to say it’s thier job to tell you. ” I’m super freaking stressed about my wedding and my nerves are crazy! Oh by the way…i have a cat so make sure to bring your allergy med” to a vendor? Lol 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I think it’s rude of you to think that a bride who already has a million things on her mind needs to tell you that there will be an animal around. YOU as the vendor who NEEDS to be accomodated due to your allergies should ask if they are planning on having animals around if it is a problem for you. This will allow the bride to plan accordingly or find a new vendor who can be around animals if that is what is important to her. 

If you’re truly that allergic where no medication can help you, then you need a disclaimer on your website or in your contract that says no animals are to be around. It is you who needs to be up front because no one should have to change thier wedding day for you the vendor. Brides hire the vendors who fit with their picture of their day and if having pets around is a part of that picture then you are the wrong vendor, sorry but that is the harsh reality.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee

joesbride1226:  You are making this very “me, me, me,” when you were there to perform a paid service for these people, not to be hosted by them. Again, up until now you did not realize that pets in a home could affect your ability to do your job; now you know. Considering that you just realized this was a problem yourself, I think it’s unfair of you to expect your clients to anticipate it as a problem.

FWIW, when I host people in my house for the first time, I do try to warn them that we have a cat. I would probably not do the same for service people, because it’s their job to be prepared to work in a home environment, and that means occasional contact with pets.

Post # 29
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Newbee

joesbride1226: My sister has severe allergies and hayfever. She always has nasal blockers available to her.

Perhaps you should consider adding the question to your contract.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Is it really that hard to check with the couple yourself? I own a cat and I don’t really think to mention it unless someone asks me. Neither Fiance nor I are getting ready at our house, but our photographer and my hair/MUA both asked if there would be any pets (the photographer just in case we wanted them included in any photos and the hair/MUA because she doesn’t do well with big dogs). With pets being such a common occurrence in homes today, it’s really your responsibility to enquire about them if you’re the one with the issue.

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