(Closed) Photographer issues – claws are out!!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think 2 months is very bad, especially for a busy photographer who takes the time to edit the photos nicely.  I had to wait 3 months for my photos but they were worth the wait.

Post # 18
5950 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

YIKES!  Please retract your claws!  I know how hard it is to wait for pictures when they are so important and you want them so badly, but that text was prompt, respectful and informative…the photographer in question is working on them and I’m sure they’ll be lovely…if this is his full time job, you can imagine how many weddings he’s done and wants every couple to be totally in love with their photos, that takes time, attention and skill…PLUS, you just never know what someone has going on in their lives…best to be patient, and wait, it sounds like they’re doing their best for you.

Post # 19
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Sorry I have to agree with PP. I think you’re overreacting a bit. Having a wedding in September almost always guarantees your pictures will take a little longer considering summer is wedding season. So far your pictures aren’t taking an exceptionally long time. However, I do agree that he could have given you some expectation on timeline. My best advice, text him back with a response like “No problem, I totally understand you’re busy catching up with all the summer weddings. Whenever possible can you give me an estimated timefram for when our pictures would be ready. I was hoping to use some pictures for Christmas gifts and want to know if that will be possible or if I need to find an alternative.”

Post # 20
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Deep breaths……..Breathe in…….Breathe out……..in………out………

This is not a rude or unreasonable response. I know you’re really excited to see your pictures but I don’t think it’s a good idea to go ape shit on your photographer. For the reasons listed above. You will have your whole life to look at these pictures. Just try not to obsess over it, so the waiting isn’t so bad. You’ll get them. Just try to be patient. It is a virtue, after all.

Post # 21
4943 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I know you are anxious, but I didn’t think there was anything wrong with his response. I thought it was perfectly acceptable. If they do one to three weddings per month (in addition to other photo shoots) and have hundreds of images each to edit, it could take several months….so you are in a queue. 🙂

Post # 22
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

Yeah, 4-8 weeks is pretty standard, and it definitely is the craziest time of the season… weddings are wrapping up and we’re all getting into the pace of editing the bulk of weddings. It’s unfortunate that he wasn’t clear with setting expectations or making a time for your photo viewing. That’s not great service or communication. However, I don’t think you need to worry. Perhaps ask when you might expect them?

Also, blog posting for me is often a secondary priority to actually delivering photos. He may have delivered those June photos a long time ago and is just now getting around to posting them on his blog. 🙂

Post # 23
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I have to agree with all the PP. We got married in mid-May and we waited nine weeks to get our photos. That being said we were early on in the summer season meaning all the brides after us likely had to wait longer.

A photographer no matter how much experience can only do so much so quickly. Would you rather he rush through and provide subpar photos and editing? I wouldn’t push it further and patiently wait like all the rest of the brides.

Post # 24
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We waited about 2-3 months for our pictures. I had a talk with our photographer and she broke it all down to me the time and things that goes into a getting the beautiful photos we as brides come to love. Try to chill out and relax. Look at it like this…. He could give them back to you right now undo… And you would be over the moon pissed off because he didn’t do his job. So just let the man work and turn you out some amazing pictures.

Post # 25
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

I’m sorry you are frustrated!  I agree, I don’t think his response was rude.  He was just using his techincal terms without realizing how it would make you feel.  if, after all this time, you get your pictures back and they are anything less than amazing, THEN i think you have every right to go crazy.  Hang in there!! 🙂

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