(Closed) Professional photog, a little emotional support?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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217 posts
Helper bee

I think you have EVERY right to start questioning him until you get your pics! Do you have a contract with a time line? The normal wait time is usually 4-6 weeks. You’re not being a bridezilla. It sounds like he isn’t following trough on his end of the deal. Good luck!

Post # 5
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had the same problem; don’t read my posts! They’ll scare ya. My photographer has been notoriously flaky since the wedding, with so many excuses left and right that none of them are officially ok with me any more =(.  Is there a phone number or office you can show up to? It took me over 8 weeks to finally see any client proofs.

Post # 6
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209 posts
Helper bee

8 weeks?  And not even a teaser.. Has he said any reason why there is a delay? 

I’d try not to worry about this as you are starting your graduate courses.  But keep inquiring with the said photographer.  :/

Post # 8
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know how you feel! We just placed an online order for our album and was told it would take *2 weeks* to get proofed but my friend says hers has taken a month. And our photographer’s phone # is officially *down* again…so uh, cell phones it is! Harass, harass, harass. Don’t do like I did and “give them some time”. I now call a day or two after their verbal deadlines.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hang in there Mrs.Edamame. Don’t let the anxiety get to you. Keep at him, and soon enough he’ll fork em over 🙂

Post # 10
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209 posts
Helper bee

Well.. how “established” is this photographer?  Just call him and “discuss” with him asking if there is any holdback with your photographs. But if none of your calls are ever returned, you might just have to make time to pay a visit.

But I don’t think becoming bridezilla on him will help.  It is really aggravating to have to wait a month for photographs, but 8 months is rediculous. 

Post # 12
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2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I would let him know that you need to get an album together for a gift for a family member and could you please start getting your proofs so you can pull it together by whatever date you need it by.

Good luck!

Post # 13
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647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I say stay on him!

Post # 15
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4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I’m on team harass, harass, harass. You have the right to do that, and I’d be miffed as well. I’m sorry he’s being so frustrating!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

In my opinion at this point you are well within your rights to act put out by this.  All I can say is that if I were in this situation I would call every single day.  I would call as many times a day as it took to get a real person or a voicemail.  If that didn’t help and still things got worse then I would send him an email along these lines and see if it gets things moving:

It has been over 8 weeks since my wedding and I have not seen a single proof.  You have been paid in full but have failed to fullfill your obligations by finishing this project.  It is clear from your website that you have completed many other projects – some of which you photographed after our wedding.  You have also failed to provide any legitimate reason for the delay.  I would like to resolve this situation amicably and to recieve the proofs and photos that I have paid for in full.  If that is also your desire please respond with an exact date that we can pick up paper proofs.  If you are unwilling to set such a date please be advised that I will be contacting the better business bureau and my attorney.  

 

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