(Closed) we like our photographer but…

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d be researching a new photographer…

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@mayflowerbride13:  GET OUT NOW!

Do you want to be going through this after your wedding?

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Advice, honestly – pick up a phone and call instead of email – phones do wonders. People tend to lie and make up more excuses through email because it’s easier for them.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@mayflowerbride13:  I tend to follow up BY being a bitch so I can’t really help you there….

 

But yes, I mean really look for someone else.  We loved our photog but had to nag at several points to get things, have to remind her because she’s super busy with a part time job she works on top of photography.   But I don’t really care about all your excuses!  I’m the client and you said I’d have everything weeks ago so this is my bitch face!  Get yours on!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My photog did this it took a year and letter from a lawyer to get our pics a year after the wedding.  RUN!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@mayflowerbride13:  I find it very effective 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mayflowerbride13:  I don’t see a need to find a new photographer…. if you have a contract.  If you don’t have a contract, that right there is a bigger reason to find a new photographer.  Most contracts specify the amount of time it will take to receive your photos.  If it says 8 weeks, then you must be patient until 8 weeks and 1 day, and then you can start getting nastier, and talk about legal action if you have to. 

Without that protection, you don’t have much of a leg to stand on.  What I would do is what a PP suggested, actually CALL him.  Tell him that you understand how busy he is and don’t mean to be impatient, but you really would like to know exactly when you’re going to get the photos now.  Additionally, if you have NOT agreed on a time frame your wedding photos to be done – if there is none in your contract – now is the time to agree to one, and put it in WRITING in the contract.

If you haven’t paid a deposit, or you paid a deposit without a contract, that’s seriously bad news.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just call him. I’ve had a problem lately with lots of my email going to spam. There are lots of reasons. I also very recently had bad health issues and tried to do my best to get work done without clients knowing but I know a few things lagged. Have empathy And give the benefit of the doubt. Just a kind prompting call. I’m sure it will be fine!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I always think you get what you pay for. Yes, you love them and they gave you a great deal, but getting your pro pictures 8 months later would not make you happy. You’d totally forget about the great deal you got.

I agree with PP, call him. But honestly, after your wedding do you really want to deal with having to call your photog several times to get your wedding pictures? There is no way I’d give my money to someone for my wedding day that can’t even be responsive with my engagement pictures. Actions speak louder than words, and his actions are very clear.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@mayflowerbride13:  “started a new job”  

There is a big difference in service quality from a full time professional than a part-timer who plays photographer on the weekend.  What does your contract say about turn over times?

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