(Closed) Unhappy with photographer

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think if you’re having doubts and feel it in your gut than you definitely need to start looking for another photographer.  Pictures are such a HUGE investment on your wedding day and you will be spending so much time with them that you should be comfortable.  You may have to work a little harder to find someone but there will be a photographer out there you can trust.

Post # 5
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@Snapdragon2804:  Definitely try to get another photographer! You do not want to be disappointed and upset with your pictures, and if you only cancel with her after you secure someone else, I don’t think you’ve got too much to worry about! That situation would annoy me too/make me uneasy.

Post # 6
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Snapdragon2804:  7 months out and wedding on a Friday-I think you should have a pretty good shot at finding a photographer that is responsive and professional!

Post # 7
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010


If you are not satisfied with her work now, you won’t be satisfied with the wedding photos either. It seems like you don’t trust her, so I would cancel right now if I were you.

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Post # 8
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

If you aren’t happy, switch. You won’t be losing out of any money as you said, so look around and see if you can find a better option! 

Post # 9
7685 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Brideonabudgetlauren:  I agree! 7 months is a long time, and I suspect lots of photographers have Fridays free.

7 months is not last minute. I once got a call during the week from my brother (on behalf of one of his buddies), asking me if I could phone my wedding photographer and see if she was free that coming Saturday. Now *that’s* last minute! (But no, she wasn’t free. I’ve no idea how it worked out).

Post # 10
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Having 1 pic out of 100 out of focus doesn’t seem like a big deal to me. And what do you mean about non-responsive? Didn’t respond to email for a couple days or didn’t respond to mulitple messages over weeks? If it’s the former, then I’d think it’s 7 months out so she probably doesn’t think it’s super high priority, so don’t stress. But that’s me. If it’s freaking you out that much, you could look around.

Post # 11
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@zarethacosta – please don’t self promote on the boards. Not only is it against the rules, it is frowned upon by most brides here, and especially sleezy when you are telling someone to cancel their current photographer and hire you.

Op, your wedding is still 7 months out. What’s the rush to go over all the day of details? As a pp mentioned for me it would depend HOW nonresponsive she is. We give priority on those kinds of things to the brides whose weddings are next on the agenda. We also don’t like discussing that far out because things change before the wedding and then you have to go over it all again anyway.

Post # 12
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

What area are you from? Maybe someone can make a recommendation.

Post # 13
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Snapdragon2804:  If you are having doubt, look for somebody else! This is coming from experience! We hired a photog based on referrals, I looked at his work, it was good, price was right, he was a nice guy.  In the back of my mind I had doubts, but he’s been around for years, so I thought it couldn’t be that bad.  After our engagement session, I wasn’t too happy, but we had made our deposit and made several payments already.  I thought that maybe I just didn’t explain well enough what I wanted for our e-pics, so I shrugged it off.

We got our wedding proofs a month after the wedding, we picked the pics for the album and heard nothing from them for months.  We paid for the rights, so he said he would give us a flash drive with every picture on it.  I called them in December and asked if they knew a general timeframe for when they would have the album proof done and the flash drive.  I heard nothing back, so I emailed 4 different times and called with no response. I had my Darling Husband call and my mom as well. We JUST got the flash drive yesterday because my mom kept calling.  None of the pictures are edited, ok fine, but then why did it take 4 months to get the flash drive to us? We’re still missing pictures that he took for us. So we waited 4 months for not-that-great pictures, an album that isn’t what he promised (we’re having them re-do it) and non-enhanced pictures.

Bottom line is, if you’re not thrilled with your photog, look for somebody else! You will regret it if you don’t.

Post # 14
44 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hell yeah get a different photographer! 7 month is more than enough time, that’s for sure. You could find one in 7 weeks, if you would have to.

I believe photographer is like the most important vendor. Cause he is gonna create memories for the rest of your life. You cant frame cake, flowers or a DJ after your wedding, but you can and you definetly will want to frame some pics..well, you get the point:-)

Good luck! I hope you will find the best one!

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