Post # 1
So after the wedding I was told by the photog to expect the pictures back in 8 weeks. Well, its now the end of the 9th week and I havent gotten a preview, or even any correspondence telling me that she’ll be late. I really want to bug her about my photos b/c i want to see them – and its been a nice long time, but i dont want her to rush and not even edit at all. i paid mucho $$$ b/c i wanted good photos, and now im a bit cranky b/c i feel like my photog changed after we booked to really focusing on boudoir instead of weddings. I feel a bit ripped off, like she doesnt care about her wedding gig anymore and completely forgot about me after she got paid.
Is this too demanding? What would you do in this situation, hive -please let me know your thoughts
Post # 3
It is after the deadline that she gave you, so I think you should contact her.
Post # 4
I would email and say something along the lines of you’re back from your honeymoon and looking forward to seeing some teasers soon. When she responds I would then ask for confirmation of a delivery date for the rest. I think checking in with a gentle reminder especially after 9 weeks is totally fine.
Post # 5
Start bugging! You paid for a service and you deserve the result.
Post # 6
I would ask nicely. Play up the excited newlywed angle or mention that your fam is really looking forward to seeing the pictures. No need to be pushy but you should definitely inquire.
Post # 7
I agree, definitely ask, but play up the excited to see them angle. If she doesn’t respond within a reasonable amount of time, then I would start to worry (or maybe that’s just me). No harm in asking for an update though!
Post # 8
thanks! she gave us no teasers, only an 8 week deadline. its the beginning of the 10th week post wedding and i am boiling mad. i already did the gentle email about 4 weeks in, and she gave me the about 8 weeks post wedding is her standard timeline. its just ridiculous – especially since everything is digital photos now. we didnt get a teaser at all. i just want her to do her job right, not rush and not edit at all.
Post # 9
i don’t think a phone call would hurt just asking about the status. I was told that i would get mine by the end of sept and still haven’t heard anything. I plan on calling them mid-week this week. There is nothing wrong with checking in
I only got one photo! I think that is worse than not getting any!! It makes you too anxious lol
Post # 10
I agree with KLP. Just ask nicely, and before you go stark raving mad on the inside, please keep in mind that things do happen. I have a few clients waiting a little longer than I’m sure they expected right now, but when they emailed me about their photos they found out that my mother is in the hospital with two broken feet, a broken elbow and cranial bleeding after jumping out a second story window in an attempt to kill herself. They have all been very understanding and I appreciate that none of them were nasty with me when they initially inquired about their photos because I’m definitely feeling a bit sensitive.
Post # 11
i would only freak out if you are getting no explanation on why they are late. if the contract says 8 weeks then it should be done in 8 weeks. sure theres flexibility for the unexpected, but in lieu of a good reason, i would want my pics ASAP, and AFTER you get the pics i would ask for a discount on the wedding album for the wait.
Post # 12
Just ask nicely when they think it may be ready for viewing. I’m sure they’ll understand that you’re dying to see them.
Post # 13
so update. sent her a nice email 2 days ago, and no reply. i do understand that things happen, but I think that you should also communicate about it BEFORE or immediately when something happens if you have a deadline. its your job. if youre going to be late, preemptively an email or call should be made.
maybe my mindset is that way b/c i am not allowed this kind of behavior in my line of work. zero communication is just not acceptable.
Post # 14
I would give it another day or 2 & follow up with a call. I’d call during the week since if she does have a wedding, she may not pay attention to the voicemail til the next day. I think communication is extremely important & if you don’t communicate, it can lead to a bad experience with someone, even if they did great work. Something crazy may have happened in her life, so you really don’t know. I also get impatient when someone gives me a timeframe & they don’t make it. I’ve gone over my timeframe before in photography & its because other things came up & didn’t want to rush through editing the pics. However, I always send an email letting them know. Hopefully your photographer will learn that soon. Still, be patient with her!
Post # 15
Wow 8 week!! Mine are up in less then 2 weeks. Coming from a photographer, if her contract says 8 weeks and it’s now 9… I would start asking her when she thinks they will be ready, its unfair to make you wait. I hate to make brides wait, I am as exited to hear what they think as I am sure they are to see them.