Photographer MIA 6 weeks before wedding. What should I do?

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
105 posts
Blushing bee

Does she have an assistant or partner you can contact? Have your e-mails been calm and collected, or panicked? 

Post # 3
492 posts
Helper bee

As a photographer, it’s not normal for a photographer to go MIA for 6 weeks, even after having life-altering events occur.

I would attempt one last set of emails and calls – be firm but calm while trying to address her, saying ‘Hey so and so, I’ve been trying to reach out to you for a few weeks now to schedule a face-to-face and pay the remaining balance. Please get back to me as soon as possible.’

If she doesn’t respond after a few days, reach out to her personal page.

I’m sorry you’re not getting the type of response you should be!

Post # 4
11535 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

lizstarlight22 :  this is not cool.

I would write her and tell her if she doesn’t respond in 48 hours you will have no choice but to proceed on the belief that she is unable or unwilling to fulfill her contract with you and will expect a full refund within x hours so that you can book a replacement. Harsh, maybe, but your other emails are getting nothing. 

That said, I have worked with plenty of professional photographers in my industry (not weddings) and as a group, in my experience, I have found them to be the worst at communication and highly adept at ghosting until it’s convenient. A personality quirk maybe, idk. It is highly annoying, but knowing this, I am usually less alarmed than others when I hear these stories.

And still, yours would make me nervous. Sorry bee. 

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