(Closed) My photographer sucks, but I can’t fire him

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would bring this up with FI’s dad. As a photographer, he should totally understand professionalism and the crunch many brides should understand. I am guessing you dont want to start any drama with your Future Father-In-Law, but if you dont get this out now, there will be drama down the road when your photographer doesn’t come through.

Post # 4
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you guys can afford a photographer yourself, I would suggest meeting with a few and talking with them about your situation. You can give them your date and ask that they contact you if anyone is planning on booking that date. That way you could make a decision if that time comes. 

I know it will be hard, but if you and your Fiance talk to your Future Father-In-Law very factually and say you are worried about not getting a contract yet, worried about his relationship with the photographer complicating things, and that you didn’t really click with the photographer. IMO, piece of mind will be SO important on your wedding day. 


Post # 6
4358 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Like PPs I don’t think there’s anything wrong with bringing this up.  Even go as far as to say, “he seems nice but he doesn’t instill confidence in me and he makes me (more) nervous.”

Post # 7
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bostongrl25: I see. Tough situation! Hopefully your talk will go smoothly and you’ll be able to figure it out. 

Is it possible that the photographer is giving Future Father-In-Law a steep discount or even doing it as a favor and therefore not taking it as seriously or making it a priority?

Your concerns are definitely valid, so I hope it works out!

Post # 8
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would talk with your FI’s dad this week, don’t wait! Has your FI’s dad paid him yet?

Post # 9
24 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

if you do end up looking for another photographer in the boston area, i suggest sarah phillips photography and justine yandle photography.


i think Fiance should  talk to his dad about this. thats the best and most direct thing to do.

Post # 10
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I agree with everyone else, have your Fiance talk to his dad.  His dad might have other recommendations after hearing that you’re not happy with his second shooter.  It is worth a risk to have pictures that you love with a photographer you trust.

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