(Closed) Photographer Hospitalized!!!

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hive hugs!  What are her symptoms?  I think you pretty much said it — there’s not really anything you can do but pray she gets well in time.  I might start putting feelers around though in terms of a backup photographer.  Just in case.

Post # 4
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If she’s a good friend/coworker, I’d definitely go visit, bring some flowers or a get well card, and tactfully ask her if she thinks (the docs too) that she’ll be able to do your wedding next week (is it contageous? Or are they mostly just diagnosing? or is she like, unable to function???). Honestly, she’ll likely have to call someone up to do the photographs for her, so you’ll probably get a substitute photographer(s) for the day of, and she’ll do all the post processing. I know my photographer had a clause saying she had the right to basically send a replacement.

It’ll ease your mind if you know she has a backup. I can’t imagine she’ll leave you high and dry!

Post # 5
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Our photographer had the replacement clause in our contract too.  She’d do everything possible to be there, but she knows other photographers of similar ability to be present if she can’t.  You said this is a friend/co-worker so this may not be the case, but it doesn’t hurt to ask -and show some concern for her health issues.

Post # 6
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If your contract has the replacement cause in it, then it would be up to her to find a replacement for you. Seeing as she’s in the hospital, it might be up to her husband, close relative, etc. to do this for you. I would check in as soon as possible with her. Of course you are concerned for her well being, but I do think she’d understand about the situation and your freaking out about it!

Let us know what happens!

Post # 7
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with the others. Most standard photography contracts state that if the photographer can’t make it, they have to send another that’s of the same standard and quality.

I would visit her in the hospital or at her home, bring flowers (as ejs4y8 suggested) and simply ask if she’ll be okay for the wedding. You definitely have a right  to know! Just make it clear that of course, you’re worried about her overall health.

Gosh, this is definitly my worst nightmare! Hugs to you, and I hope it all works out!

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