- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
My aunt (who is also my godmother) has had her own photography business for the past 5 or 6 years. She did my sister’s senior pics and my cousin’s wedding and I love her work. It’s very unique and high quality, but she charges VERY affordable prices, mainly b/c she lives in what she refers to as a “hick town” in the middle of nowhere, Ohio.
Anyway, I of course asked her to do my wedding pictures as soon as I found out I was engaged, and she said to just let me know when we pick a date.
BUT …. the other day she was talking to my mom and asked my mom to tell me that she would prefer to just be a guest at my wedding instead of the photographer. She said she feels bad but she would really like to enjoy herself and remember the wedding instead of just working the wedding. I can sort of understand her point, but I feel really let down. I thought it would be very cool to have a close family member provide this personal service. Not only that, but I knew that she would do an awesome job and keep the price affordable, which is very important b/c we are paying for everything ourselves.
Sigh. I don’t know what to do. I could beg her to do them but then I’d feel guilty. And I honestly don’t know if I can afford a good photographer. I’ve heard nothing but horror stories about cheap photographers and now I’m worried about this part of the wedding, which is one of the biggest expenses….