(Closed) The tiniest photographer rant

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

How long has it been since you sent the e-mails? I know my photog sometimes puts little apologies up on her facebook when her inbox is super full and she’s getting tons of e-mails just to give people a heads up that it could be a week or two before she gets a chance to respond to everyone.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@TankGirl:  I made the exact same rant a while back.  It’s insane to me.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

You could always try giving a call if you aren’t hearing back. I did that a couple times with mine. I would maybe try that with the two-week one, and give the week one a few more days.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am totally there with you! I don’t understand it either. I’ve been planning my wedding since the beginning of June and photography is still the one thing I’ve not organised and it’s not through lack of trying! The photographer I was most keen on took 3 prompting e mails from me to reply each time and kept calling me the wrong name!

Wedding photography is so expensive, it’s almost more difficult to part with your money when some photographers seem to busy to take it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree completely!  This has been happening to me with every kind of vendor, and it drives me crazy!  Now, if a potential vendor doesn’t respond within 2 business days, they are no longer a potential vendor for us.  I don’t want to deal with that kind of unresponsiveness for 2 years, as I’d imagine it would only get worse once you’ve already paid your deposit and they don’t care about impressing you anymore.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hey  Tank!

I know you’re really psyched about potentially working with these folks, but as a recently married Bee, I can tell you, 100% without a doubt, if I could go back in time, I would NOT do business with a vendor who was non-responsive to my initial inquiries. For the vast majority of our vendors, we went with our gut. For two, I went outside of my gut and they were the biggest hassles to deal with. No matter how great their work, when it’s crunch time a week before the wedding, you do not want to have to micromanage them to make sure they get stuff right.

 

Best of luck to you!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve been having this issue too, and specifically with photographers!  Many do not even give me a phone number to follow up with, as probably they all work via personal cell.  I understand not being tied to your computer/email 24/7 but its not hard to send a quick e-mail response within 24 hours.  I finally found a photographer that has even just checked in to see how things are going.  Glad I’m not the only one with this issue.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Stone Rows Farm

@TankGirl: Where are you from? If you on the east coastal area, I can possibly recommend my photog. Shes not super expensive and really worked with my budget!  She did my best friends wedding and when i met her i knew i wanted her to do my wedding as well. She has an assistant who handles all her emails and she has ALWAYS gotten back to me quickly. with in a day or two at the very most. Let me know what side of the universe your on and I can recommend you. But in the mean time, here is her blog.. Love this team!

Facebook sneak peak album of my best friends wedding: https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.393254887404.169136.79688157404&type=1

 

Heres her blog: http://amandaborozinski.blogspot.com/2011_10_01_archive.html

 

let me know what you think 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@TankGirl: I would call and setup an appointment. Emailing is so informal and shows no real prospect of gaining a client. In my first email I have always included my phone number and let them know that I want to setup an appointment -and have always got either a phone call or email sometimes both. Emailing back in forth is a hassle when you can assemble your list and ask the photographer right then and there.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Thing is…it’s not only photographers. I’ve had this problem with a lot of vendors–venue, caterers, DJs, etc.

I know everyone doesn’t check their email 15x a day, but why does it take 2 months to respond to an email?!

Nope, not getting my $!

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