Post # 1
I am freaking out a little bit. I booked my photographer almost a year ago for our wedding in Oct. He was a little more than we had budgeted but I really like the package he offered and he was professional in the initial interview. Also had a very professional looking website which had pictures that we really liked. Originally planned to have Spring engagement photos and so we had arranged for this weekend. I just tried checking in with him and emails are bouncing, his website is gone, reviews from the last few months are terrible… I do not know what happened to the guy we hired (with a $500 deposit) but I am freaking out a bit. How do you find what you are looking for in an area known for high prices with 6 months to go?? Sorry for the rant just a little upset at the moment. I will calm down and become more rational but would appreciate thoughts from anyone who has gone through the same.
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
I am so sorry bee! That is terrible! But looking at the situation, thankfully you scheduled this engagement shoot, because I cannot imagine this happening the week of the wedding! Honestly, the boards on this site have some great ways to get advice. I would post your location and budget and see if any bees in your area can pass along any suggestions!
Post # 3
Thats terrible! What area are you in, perhaps some bees can make some photographer suggestions for you to look at.
Post # 4
That is scary. How long have you been trying to get in touch with him? Do you have a contract- is there a phone number and stuff? You can take him to small claims to get the deposit back.
My DJ went MIA before the wedding but it turned out he was just busy and flaky, he returned and we didn’t have to replace him but it seemed like we were going to for a while.
I’m sorry! Tell us your area so we can give you other recs, get a back up plan in place.
Post # 5
This EXACT situation happened to me- good reviews, hefty deposit then 6 months before the wedding her site is down, phone number disconnected, and brides coming out of the woodwork saying they never received their pictures as I scramble to find someone decent 6 months out.
Bees were super helpful and supportive, hopefully someone in your area can help you out!