(Closed) My photographer is really starting to irk me….

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m sorry, but we’re closed from December 24th-26th….but the days directly surrounding Christmas aren’t available

i think everyone is entitled to have a few days over Christmas off and that includes your photographers – yes its their business and source of income but as a working couple they also need time for themselves/may have their own family christmas plans 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

well perhaps you could have a last minute meeting before you leave 28th morning?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What is the nature of the meeting? If it’s jist to set a date or something or give a deposit that can easily be done via the phone or email.

I am planning LD as well and the majority of my ‘meetings’ are pn the phone or email.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think that they’re entitled to those two days around Christmas… I’m a photographer and won’t be meeting with clients around that time either. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What are you trying to meet with them about exactly?  Could it maybe be done over Skype?

I don’t think the Christmas holiday thing is so bad, but I do think it’s a bit weird they won’t substitute your e-shoot for a boudoir or something else.  It’s the same amount of work, isn’t it?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Why can’t they meet with you on the 27th again?  They’re closed the 24th-26th, but she said anytime AFTER the 27th?  Why?  Are they busy on the 27th?

Since you fly out early the 28th, I would ask if they could either fit you in on the 27th, and then if that doesn’t work, you could possibly arrange a teleconference via Skype or something.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@piglet_625:  That’s what I was thinking.  Why can’t you see them on the 27th?  I also don’t think that it’s wrong of them to take a couple of days for Christmas…

ETA:  Posted at the same time as the OP, lol.  I find it odd that the photog was upset by your email…

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Phone her and tell her you know that the 26th is a holiday, but you would like to meet on the 27th if possible!  I don’t see why she is upset about your email either…it’s not like you were nasty at all.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@MrsNeutrino: WTH? They’re upset by your email? Because you asked if they could be flexible with the short time you have? Grrr. I’d be pissed too. Unless they were planning on being out of town, I don’t see why they couldn’t hop into the office to meet with you. If it’s for e-pics (I think that’s what you said) It didn’t take more than 2 hours for ours. And quite frankly, you wouldn’t be doing it if they would allow you to e-pics out for something else. Maybe you can tell them that? And say if they converted it to a print credit or something that you would be fine with not meeting with them? Obviously they are entitled to take days off and not allow flexibility with their packages but that’s making things difficult for you.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@MrsNeutrino: Plus they are a private business which means they have the ability to determine their own schedule and not follow public holidays if they don’t want.

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