(Closed) Photography Rant

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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2569 posts
Sugar bee

Well I’d all the signs were there as you admitted already . You are right though there is time to find someone new. Nice doesn’t get anyone anywhere she needs to put in work. Thank goodness these were not your wedding pics

Post # 4
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78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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FutureBride625: Do you like her photography? Did you ask her if you could add five more to the list of favorites? I don’t think it was unreasonable for her to assume you chose your favorites and were finished. The key is how she would respond if you asked her to let you choose the last five still. And I get the frustration with late responses, but frankly you can’t guarantee you’ll find a better communicator if you go with another photographer. If I read your post right, she did send you your e-pics within a week of taking them — that’s pretty impressive.

Post # 6
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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FutureBride625:  I don’t see how this is that big of an issue. It sounds like she was trying to get you the pictures as soon as possible, and thought you had chosen all of your photos. She sounds more than willing to give you the number you had agreed on, based on your update, but even before then, I’m not sure why you’d be angry that she posted ones you had already chosen to be posted.

I don’t feel like her communication is REALLY poor–maybe not ideal, but nothing to be angry over. I’ve heard of much longer wait times for replies, and especially for edits. If you’re not happy with the editing, that’s another story. For wedding photos, be sure to choose someone whose editing style you really love! Hope you are able to find someone you really like!

Post # 8
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Least you have learned before the big day ๐Ÿ™‚

And you have already said it yourself, you get what you pay for. Photography is one of the most important things I think. Your not going to be thinking back in 39 years about the cake, but you will always have beautiful photos.

Post # 9
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391 posts
Helper bee

I don’t see any issue with the 25 pictures. You selected nearly the amount she said and she completed them quickly, and happily did the other 5 when asked. I’m really struggling to see what’s upsetting there.

The late response is a little frustrating — but you knew there was a chance that was going to happen going into it since it happened before.

Regardless, if you’re unhappy, definitely switch photographers or you’ll spend way too much effort stressing unnecessarily! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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1767 posts
Buzzing bee

Up to 30 means up to 30. Sure she could have messaged you asking if you were happy with just 25 and reminded you that you are still entitled to 5 more (she couldn’t have known at that point that you purposely left them for the time being) but at the end of the day there is nothing wrong with what she did. She got your photos edited and uploaded in a timely manner.

Plus if she took so long after prom and ignored you on Facebook, than what did you expect?

Furthermore, you mentioned it not being professional that she messaged you on Facebook – but that’s how you booked that date in the first place!! Not to mention A LOT of businesses work solely off Facebook.

At the end of the day it’s all on you. You made a poor decision by going with her even after your first experience (and subsequent communication issues), so own it. Find another photographer for your wedding day and move on.

Post # 11
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683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It sounds like she is kind of flighty and certainly not the best communicator. Yes you should look for another photographer bc wedding planning is stressful enough without having to deal with aggravating little things like this. Good luck.

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