(Closed) Should i be concerned about my photographer?- Kind of long….

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Who Should I go with for My Photography?
    Original Photographer : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Friend who offered to do pictures for free : (26 votes)
    93 %
  • Post # 3
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    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I don’t care what a great deal it sounds like…if I don’t like her and she doesn’t like me, I wouldn’t want her anywhere near my wedding day. It’s not worth it to me to have any potential discomfort, awkwardness, etc.

    Post # 4
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    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Get rid of her! Why would u want someone who doens’t like u take your pictures? She has no incentive to make u look good

    Post # 6
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    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Yeah.get rid of her..How do you know she won’t mess with your photos the day off (not take certain shots).  I wouldn’t chance it.

    Post # 7
    Member
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yeah, no! I wouldn’t want someone who doesn’t like me taking pics. What if she takes super unflattering ones of you? Plus, if it’s her first wedding and it’s for exposure, especially if she’s a friend, it should be free IMO.

    Post # 8
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    14656 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No way… if I didnt like someone and knew they felt the same I would not want them around on my wedding day, especially trying to capture my happy moments.  Just the thought of it would annoy me and it’d probably show in pictures.  Especially after the crap she said to your Fiance and her dishonesty. 

    Post # 9
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    755 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Get rid of her! I wouldn’t dare trust anyone like that. Just tell her thank you but no thank you and see if friend2 will still do it!

    Good luck!

    Post # 10
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Ditch her. Why would you want someone there on your wedding day who is trying to plant seeds in your FH’s mind? That’s mind game bs. “You don’t really want to marry her because you aren’t running off to the courthouse to do it right now.” That’s basically what she said. Screw her and see if your other friend still wants to do it. 

    Post # 11
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    2313 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    In the future, whoever you go with, make sure you sign a contract from the get go agreeing on a price and the services. Don’t give anybody any money without a contract and then there’s no issue with them charging more later.

    Post # 12
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    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    First and foremost, you are paying her to do a job as photographer. You had an agreement between you (written and signed is the way to go, but nevertheless, you had an agreement) for a certain fee and certain services. If she is suddenly asking for more, and suddenly deleting shoots out of spite, she is not honoring your prior agreement and therefore, she is not being professional. At this rate, she’s likely to oops, not have batteries in the camera, or oops, not take photos of the ceremony. Who needs to worry about that? Ditch her.

    Post # 13
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Why would you want someone you can’t stand to take your photos? The photographer is with you more than your husband almost is on your wedding day. Right next to you. Talking to you. Hanging out with you. It’s going to really take away from your wedding if you are spending a chunk of the day hating being around her.

    Hire someone else!

    Post # 14
    Member
    1000 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Wow, what a nasty, horrible woman. Normally Id say just go with whoevers pics you like slighty more, but this is WAY over the top. Also, you need to look at it as you are doing her the favor allowing her to shoot your wedding, being that’s it’s her first wedding. You can’t put a value on that opportunity and what those portfolio pictures will do for her business going forward. She is trying to turn it around on you and make it out to be like she’s doing you this huge favor, when you’re really doing her the favor. Nobody wants to hire a photographer with no wedding portfolio for their wedding. I wouldn’t necassarily just go with the other friend though, try Craigslist.

    Post # 15
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    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Even is she is an “amazing” photographer, you’re not going to look happy in your pictures if you’re around someone who you very obviously dislike and she dislikes you right back.

    Why would you even trust that she would take decent pictures of you? No bride should hire a vendor that she has such a negative personal relationship with. Sorry, but that’s a no brainer.

    Post # 16
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    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wouldn’t want her to take my pics if there is a mutual dislike, as other posters have also said.  But if you do decide to stick with her, I would definitely write up a contract!!

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