Post # 1
we were supposed to have our engagement photos this morning, and she didnt show up!
I finally called when she was an hour late, and it went straight to voicemail. ten minutes later she emails and says she sick and has to cancel. She claims she text me at 5am, but i never got any messages.
That makes me so mad! How can i rely on this person on my wedding day now!
Post # 3
Wow that’s so rude of her to not make sure that you got her message about not being able to be there.
Post # 4
I don’t think text messaging is a very professional way to communicate. She should have called you to cancel the appointment. You have good reason to be worried about whether you can rely on her on your wedding day. I’m sorry this happened!
Post # 5
We had our photographer add in a clause in the contract as to who will be the back-up photographer on the wedding day in case stuff like this happens!
Post # 6
Omg I totally would cancel with deposit refunded she should understand reliability is a really big when its your big day and honestly I would not feel to comfortable with her after that stunt…..even if she did email or tx u she should have confirmed that you recieved it before just not showing…
Post # 7
I agree with jenbrandner, texting to cancel is really unprofessional. And not following up is pretty bad. I hate to say it but I’d think about finding another photographer if I were you.
Post # 8
Did you sign a contract and give a deposit? I would try to get out of it. A photographer should be professional enough to call you. And, what happens if she cannot make it to your wedding? You’re just out of those once-in-a-lifetime pictures?! To me, it’s worth the loss of any deposit in order to secure I have those pictures.
You hopefully have enough time until October to find another photographer in your area who would be happy to have your business.
Post # 9
I did sign a contract, and the depost was a LOT of money.
BUT, in her contract it states if she cannot make the appointment due to injury, being sick, or reasons “acts of god” she will find a replacement like photographer.
because she just essentially bailed out, she essentially voided her own contract i guess. I dunno, I’m looking elsewhere and hoping to get my deposit back, I cant afford to just wipe my hands clean and move on, the deposit was about half the total cost!
Post # 10
It’s true, it could be argued she broke her own contract. I’m a photographer, and I can tell you I spend probably only 25% of my “work” time actually out taking photos. I know most photographers are the same – which means that if you do get sick, you better be practically hospital-bound before you cancel on someone since such a comparatively small amount of time is spent actually photographing.
If I were you, I’d start looking for another photographer. The photographer/client relationship is an important one, and if you don’t trust her, you’ll be nervous every day leading up to your wedding and the wedding day itself – not a good situation to be in.
Post # 11
just curious about the status of the situation. Have you found another photographer? Were you able to get out of your contract? I hope all’s well!