Post # 1
So when I first signed our contract with the photographer, I let her know we were going to make an announcemnet and have a sign about being an “unplugged ceremony” (so everyone can focus on us, not taking pics) and as a compromise for our family, if we could have a couple ceremony pics available within a couple days to share online. Our wedding was 09/22 and when we still hadn’t heard anything by 09/26 I messaged her about it. She just moved back to school so she said she would have internet to post photobooth pictures and a few edited shots by 09/30. It’s now 10/03 and still nothing.
Also, with her photo booth she said they would print 2 4×6 photos on a sheet – and we’d get a copy and the guests would get a copy – they gave us ours in a scrapbook but none of the guests got a copy 🙁
what hat should I do now?
Post # 3
This is a lot to ask a photographer. That turn around time is CRAZY. I understand she agreed to it, but do you NEED to have a couple of pictures immediately for a certain reason?
Did you mention the scrapbook thing to your photographer?
Post # 4
@crunchygel: she probably shouldn’t have agreed to that timeline. I got married at the end of August and I still haven’t seen a single pic. Our photogs said we’d have our shots and albums by the end of October, so I’m waiting patiently.
If you chose to have an unplugged ceremony and it means that your family has to wait a reasonable amount of time to see pro pics, they shold respect that or it’s tough cookies. I wouldn’t want grandma on the phone every day harassing me about photos. Chill.
Post # 5
@crunchygel: I feel your pain…Im still waiting for my pics and I got married Aug 17th!! But I have gottin a few previews at least, but it did take her almost a month (over 3 weeks) to get those to us!! They typically have to go through ALL the photos to see which ones they think you’d like and then do editing on them…so … it can take a while. If your wanting only a couple then it shouldnt be too much longer.
My photog said she was “supposed” to be done editing ours by the end of last week and then it was just mailing time…..Im expecting any day (furiously checking the mailbox every 2 seconds lol).
I would talk to her about the photbooth though…..if you were expecting/paid for guests to get a copy thats pretty crappy
Post # 6
I don’t mean for all the pictures to be ready – we agreed on like 2-3. Plus she said she already had them edited but was waiting for internet to post them on 09/30. I mentioned the photobooth pics in my last message but she failed to respond to that part.
Post # 7
Well I don’t think you are asking much to have had 2/3 pictures in 4 days. I aim to have up to 6 “teaser” shots online within 48 hours and most often I achieve this in 24 hours. So it isn’t an unreasonable deadline. However, despite what she says, I’d be astonished if she had an entire set of edited pictures ready by 30 September if your wedding was on the 30th. If you have a copy of the photobooth pictures then it should be a simple matter to supply the guest copies too.
Can I ask if this is actually a professional photographer we are talking about or a keen “fauxtographer” because I can’t see a professional having to wait to go back to college in order to have internet access! In fact, internet access is another essential piece of your equipment as a photographer. However, if you aren’t dealing with an experienced professional then I fear you may well have deadline slippage, regardess of your contract and her failure to respond to your emails does not bode well. Do you have any other means of getting in touch? Because I think she needs reminding of her contractural obligations.