Post # 1
I hate to admit it, but I am not a patient person. At least in some things.
When we took our engagement pics, our photographer said they would be posted in two weeks. I have been stalking their Facebook page, their wedding website and blog (they post pics on all three of these pages), and my e-mail to see if they have been posted. They do post things over the weekend. It’s been five days past the two week due date. Now, I know that this is still a busy time, it’s summer, and there are a lot of weddings. I just wish she would have told me longer rather than shorter :-). I’m also a little concerned, just because she said we would receive 50% off of our order if we ordered in the first two weeks after they are posted.
The other helpful news is that a friend of mine just got her e-pics taken a day or two ago by the same photographer. I just messaged her to ask if they had told them how they would let them know when they’re ready (we were so excited and hungry after ours that we forgot to ask).
I’m trying to decide when/if I should contact my photographer to ask. I don’t want to be THAT bride, and I still feel like five days is too early. Maybe if it’s been a week? Two weeks? I just don’t want to miss out on anything, but I also don’t want to be a pain in the butt.
Post # 3
I’m sure your photographer will let you know when they’re ready. Be patient. At the end of the day photographers are humans too, and things happen from day to day that can back up their workload unexpectedly. Give it at least a week before you ask them. You don’t want to sour the relationship before the wedding. Why are you “a little concerned” because they said you’d receive 50% off your order if you order in the first two weeks after they are posted?
Post # 4
I did the same thing with our e-pics. I probably was really annoying to my photographer…but she had told me ‘1 week till they’re online’ they were online in 2 weeks, then ‘I’m mailing the cd to you today!’ and 2 weeks later my mom ended up going and grabbing it, haha!
I love her and understand that she’s suuuuper busy right now (which is great ,I’m glad she is so popular it reaffirms my reasoning for choosing her!) I think I’m going to try to take a 3 week long honeymoon so when I get back my wedding pics are done, LOL!!
Post # 5
@BeeM: Believe me, I know that it’s easy to get backed up, especially during wedding season. Our photographer said that the pics would be up in two weeks, and then whatever anybody orders two weeks after that is 50% off of the order. I have family that is wanting to order pics of us, and I would like to make sure they have access to that deal. Plus, it’s exciting stuff!
@murmur: It’s hard being patient, isn’t it? 🙂 Like I said earlier, I don’t want to be that person, so if I haven’t heard anything in a week from today (especially if my friend’s pics are posted earlier, since hers were taken 2 weeks after ours), I will drop them a line. Even my Fiance (who wasn’t as excited about taking them as I was) is really excited to see the pics and has been asking me, too!
This post was not really a vent, not really a question, just wanted to get it out there so it’s not stuck in my head (if that makes any sense whatsoever). I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas! 🙂
Post # 6
@keepsmiling19: haha. Totally know what you mean. It’s hard to wait! I tried to be super sweet about asking her what was going on with them, it’s just hard when you count down to 2 weeks being up…then it goes by and it’s like ANY SECOND SHE’LL CALL ME! tick tock tick tock…
Post # 7
I agree with what others are saying, but at the 3 week point I would send them a line asking them how they are coming along. 2 weeks for a portrait session is plenty of time, and at a week, late, you have the right to inquire.
My motto is under promise and over deliver. Not sure why so many of these photographers are always “late.” Just extend your turn around times that you promise.