(Closed) Wedding photography NIGHTMARE

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Would you pay the extra money the photographer requested?
    Yes : (10 votes)
    8 %
    No : (77 votes)
    65 %
    Forget being nice and hire a lawyer! : (32 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    If there was no contract, then she is SOL and you are too in a way. So I dunno if a lawyer will help here. But in no way would I pay more money for amateur work… I am even surprised she agreed to do it for so little price. Seems to be poor planning on her part…

    My photo package was $1500 and that was at a discount

    Post # 4
    9550 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think this is horrible, but I wouldn’t be willing to spend extra money.If she is refusing to do any of the editing, then she can send what she has, as-is, and you can look through it and defcide what to do from there. You may be able to do some editing yourself or hire a real professional to do the editing.

    Post # 5
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think that is crap. I wouldn’t send her more money and I would ask to get all the pictures even if they haven’t been edited. If you get everything on a CD, I’m not sure how much it would cost to have someone else edit it, but it is always an option. Or since you can find everything on the internet, find some videos showing you how to edit pictures yourself. It seems like that is the only option or pay her more money but you could still be waiting months until you get your pictures.

    Post # 6
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Is it an option to say that you will take the 500 images “as is”? That way you get photos, but do not have to shell out any additional money.

    Without a contract there isn’t anything legally that you can do.

    Post # 7
    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Unfortunately, the only guarantee you would have had would have been a contract. Its too late now but dont even hire anyone without a contract!

    Contact your friends sister directly. It may put her off a little and she may realize how serious you are. She can talk to her sister any kind of way and that is probably why she is talking crazy like this. Im sure if she talks to you and play both good cop and bad cop with her, she may send over the pics. 

    Just tell her to send the pics over as is….get someone else to edit the pics. Hell if you send them to my fiance he will edit them for free..he loves doing that stuff at no charge.

    Post # 8
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Please tell me you signed some kind of a contract with this woman…..

    Post # 9
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Just try to get all the photos unedited and call it a day. Don’t pay her any more money. She’s holding your pictures hostage and trying to extort more money!

    Post # 10
    2893 posts
    Sugar bee

    Honestly, I would tell her that she agreed to provide photography for $200 and if she regrets it it’s her problem. I would then tell her that she is to IMMEDIATELY send you ALL of the photos, finished or not, or you’ll be calling a lawyer. That’s just me though.

    Post # 11
    2589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If there was no contract, a lawyer can’t do anything.


    I agree with a PP, demand ALL of the photos, unedited, and tell her (directly) to send those to you immediately, or you will take her to small claims court (no lawyer, just you and her).

    Once you have those in your posession, you can do some research and find a photographer or photo lab to do the editing for you. You’ll end up paying extra for it, but at least it won’t be going to this chick.


    Post # 12
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would ask for all the photos, edited and un-edited and tell her thanks, but no thanks and take your losses.  Either edit what you can or if you know anyone with experience, see if they can help you out.  Good luck.

    Post # 13
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Wow, what a jerk.  I’d try to get the unedited pics as well and call it a day. 

    Post # 14
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    Just have her send you everything she’s got and find someone else to do the post-processing. It’ll cost you money but save you the headache.

    Post # 15
    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I agree with others. Absolutely do not give her any more money. Tell her you’d like the pictures as is.

    Post # 16
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Just ask her for the photos as is.

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