Post # 1
What’s the typical turnaround time for the pictures to be available for an online gallery or a glimpse of any images????? I’m so upset that I haven’t seen any pictures from my photographer. I’m stryggling to wait patiently. We attended 2 weddings after our wedding and those couples already received their pictures. My photographer keeps making excuses on why its taking so long but I can’t understand how hard is it just to put a mini slide show of something. I had to almost beg for at least one shot we took that we want to use for our thank you cards. I don’t know how to approach the photographers anymore without sounding too demanding. They keep pushing out the dates on when it will be ready. How would you handle it? It’s been two months now and most couples I know received their pix within 3-4 weeks.
Post # 3
does the contract say when the photos should be ready? if so, i would refer the photog to that and kindly demand that he stick to the deadlines. something like this happened to several friends of mine (except with engagement photos)…and it all happened with the same photog! one of them decided to forgo having him as their wedding photog and broke the contract. in your case, i’d probably send him a reminder once a day (if a deadline isn’t stated in the contract).
Post # 4
I think turnaround will differ from photographer to photographer. Is yours one that is usually in high demand? I wouldn’t use those other weddings as something to measure your own photographer by unless they shot those weddings as well. Based on what I’ve seen online, it seems an average wait is around 4-8 weeks for the final deliverables, but photographers with blogs will post teasers sometime in between that and the wedding. It does seem like your photographers are pushing that boundary a little…I would be firm about getting them to commit to a deadline. You can say something like…you’re a paying customer and while you were pleased with their services during the wedidng, you’re eager to get the deliverables you discussed in your contract in a timely matter. If they can provide a set deadline for the photos it would be extremely helpful to you.
Post # 5
I got my proofs within 2 weeks. My friend had a photographer who was high in demand and got hers about 2 months later. Some photographers spend a lot of time digitally enhancing the images so that they appear artsier. Don’t know if your photographer is one of those but that may be the reason why it’s taking so long. In either case, I think 2 months is as long time and the least he/she can do is send you a teaser!
Post # 6
thanks everyone! =) I know at least a teaser but nothing. I emailed again this week to find out if they can give me a realistic timeframe. We’ll see what happens this week!
Post # 7
I was told 6-8 weeks and when she realized she was going to be late by another week she emailed me to tell me and gave me $100 worth of free prints!!