Post # 1
Okay so I really don’t want to be THAT bride but we did our engagement shoot last Saturday and our photog specifically told us it would be a week to a week and a half to get pictures back. We are already pushing the 6-month mark for sending Save-The-Date Cards and he (our photog) knows we are waiting for the pics to order STD. I know it’s only been 12 days since we had our e-session, but I haven’t heard from him at all and haven’t seen any pics and I am starting to get anxious!
Also, I e-mailed him 2 days ago asking about picture timing (we have limited time after the ceremony to take pics before we need to be out of the church and our invites are on sale so I wanted to make sure our planned start time would work for him as well as the priest and I did NOT ask about the E-pictures in the e-mail) and have not heard back from him on that yet either! At what point is it okay to call/e-mail again and ask about the pics and timeline? Our invites are only on sale until Monday and I really want to get our Save-The-Date Cards in the mail as soon as possible.
Post # 3
I would just email them again. Maybe they are out of town, or had a family emergency they had to take care of unexpectedly?
Post # 4
@STBSchmidt: As a rule, it’s really never a good idea to go bridezilla on anyone who a) has your money and b) has your photos. Is this photographer full time or part time? They might have a lot of work they’re trying to finish up if they’re full time, or not enough time to get them to you if they have another job. A week and a half to two weeks is pushing it for many photographers and you’re not even at 2 weeks. I’d say be patient, shoot him an email letting him know your Save-The-Date Cards are only on sale until Monday and see what response you get.
Post # 5
@STBSchmidt: If you’re not picky about having your pick of the litter for an STD photo, you can just try asking for a couple of teaser photos that he thinks are the best from the shoot and that you might be able to get digital files of right away.
I have done this for clients in the past when they are pushing to get things out ASAP. They know their blog of images will be up within days of the shoot, so if they want to use one of those photos (which I consider to be the best) without seeing the entire selection, I’m more than happy to rush them one digital file for their save the dates. This works well because usually the client’s taste is VERY similar to mine. Expecting the whole selection in under two weeks is too soon, even in the off-season. Good luck!
Post # 6
@BeeM: @PassionatePhotoLady: The headline was more of an attention grabber than being actually what I was meaning. I apologize if it was taken literally. Of course I know it’s not okay be a b*tch to someone, especially if they are someone I will be working with in the future. The post was more of a vent than anything else and I wanted advice from other bees as to how long I should wait before e-mailing him again to see what was up. I wouldn’t have been as upset or anxious if he hadn’t specifically told me on two separate occasions (in e-mail and in person when we finished the shoot) that it would be 1 to 1.5 weeks to get the pictures back. But not a problem anymore. He e-mailed on Saturday apologizing for the delay, answering my timeline question, and while we don’t have our pictures yet he said it should be by the end of tomorrow. Thanks for the advice though!
Post # 7
Wouldnt hurt to try to contact him again.. but be nice 🙂 Nobody likes to work for a bridezilla. lol