Post # 1
I was married just about 2 months ago and haven’t seen a SINGLE photo from my photographer! (I know that my profile says June 15 but my wedding was actually June 30 – never got around to changing it).
I followed up with my photog about 2 weeks after the wedding asking for a SINGLE image for my thank-you cards, which I really wanted to get a head start on. She said she couldn’t provide it to me because she likes to process all the images at once… So I said ok, no worries, let me know when they’re ready…
I didn’t hear from her for another month, so I emailed her again in mid-August to see when I could expect to see the photos and she said by END of August. WHICH IS NOW! AGH!
I don’t particularly want to bug her again or come across bitchy (I’m fairly confident she took good pics — she is a highly professional, experienced and expensive(!) photographer, but I’m still nervous about how they turned out and don’t want bad karma!)
This is just a venting sesh, I guess. I’m DYING to see at least a COUPLE of pics from our day! Anyone else have a similar experience?
Post # 3
@krystalite: Yep, I got married on 25th May and I didn’t see a single photo of my wedding until 20th August, so almost 3 months after my wedding!
The photographer was very honest when I said I was disappointed that he processed photos of weddings that happened AFTER mine. After some to-ing and fro-ing I managed to get my photos and they are beautiful but the wait was painful!
I guess your photographer is busy with wedding season. It’s a bit odd that she won’t provide you with a single image since a lot of photographers do sneek previews where they provide brides with a few pics. Hopefully you will get them soon.
Post # 4
How long does it say you will receive your images on your contract??? She definitely should have sent you at least 5 teasers!
Post # 5
That’s strange, even though my photographer was running a little late on the images she still sent me a few that I requested for thank you cards when I asked. I’d follow up again and just ask her nicely for an update.
Post # 6
I looked back at the contract and didn’t see anything about when the images would be ready post-wedding… it was the one thing I didn’t even think of asking when I met with her…. (Meanwhile, I had her add a whole addendum to her already lengnthy contract, that’s how nitpicky I was!)
I emailed her again this morning saying “Hey, we’re into Sept. now, I’m getting really busy at work and need to start thank-yous this week, so if they won’t be ready in the next couple of days I’ll have to move to a Plan B for thank you cards.” Not as friendly as my previous emails, but it’s only because I was on FB this a.m. and saw someone post professional pics of their wedding from THIS PAST WEEKEND! And they were beautiful images, too! Also, I woke up last night and had a panic that I would simply never get to see any pics at all, because that’s what it’s starting to feel like….
Post # 7
Don’t worry about being unfriendly, you’re being blunt and to the point adn that’s okay. She should of sent you some teasers by now (we got 2-3 the week after our wedding) and I know we asked for our thank you photos a few weeks later when we got back from the honeymoon and she sent them 4-5 right away. Her not being able to send you a few quickly is bullshit.