(Closed) Photographer totally bailed on me!

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 # 10
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Newbee

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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!

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