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Tyanna
Super June 2019 British Columbia

Unprofessional vendors, part 2

Tyanna, on October 4, 2018 at 02:21 Posted in Before the wedding 0 5
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Hey all!!

You may have seen my post the other day about my experience with my photographer and my worry about her unprofessionalism. If you havent, you can find it here: https://www.weddingwire.ca/forums/how-do-you-deal-with-unprofessional-vendors--t24293



I've finally received a single photo from her. I got it after 5 days (she promised one the same night or the day after) and only after I asked. It's a nice photo, but I'm definitely not in love with it. She usually posts a nice little blurb about the couple or the people she is sharing the photo of, but on ours it was just talking about her and how shes "just not that into photography" right now.



She has since done 3 more sessions and posted photos from all 3 the SAME night. I will reiterate that I feel as though she doesnt care much about my future husband and I, as she has already received our money.

I've been speaking with another photographer and will be meeting with her next week to hopefully book her. If this is the case, I will let my current photographer go and eat the cost of my deposit.

I went to school with this girl for many years, and we live in a fairly small town. I'm not willing to keep her as my photographer to avoid conflict, but I also don't want to come across as bridezilla.


If you were in my shoes, what would you do and how would you do it?

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Latest activity by Vinod, on October 11, 2018 at 09:11
  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Its good to hear your moving on and leaving the previous photographer behind. Sorry that your money is lost, though you will find a better vendor thus time around.
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  • Renee
    Devoted October 2018 Ontario
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    I would 100% let her go and find someone else. Reason being this is a very big cost of your wedding budget and you want to be happy with what you are getting. You also want to be comfortable and confident in who you are working with for your big day. Follow your gut and do what makes you happy Smiley smile
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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    I think Jennifer hit it right on the head. That's precisely how I would approach it.

    Keep us updated!

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  • Melissa
    Frequent user September 2018 Quebec
    Melissa ·
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    I don’t think you’d be a bridezilla for dropping her. Vendors should at least be professional and responsive. If they aren’t, they shouldn’t be surprised when people take their money elsewhere, imo. And the part about her writing that she isn’t into photography on your photo definitely rubbed me the wrong way. Did you pay in full or just a deposit? Wait for a few more photos to trickle in and then make a decision. I’ve been married two weeks and our photographer has only given us one photo, but that seems standard from what I’ve seen. I would definitely be worried about her on my wedding day given all these issues, though.
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  • Jennifer
    Super July 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    Wow. that's a tough pill to swallow. geesh.

    once the other photographer is booked. I would just have an honest conversation with her nicely (since its small town...everyone knows everyone). I would just tell her "I just feel you aren't invested in my wedding/time. and your heart isn't in doing this wedding. I have no hard feelings towards you on that. I hope that we can part ways amicably. due to you not meeting what you said you would do for us, if its at all possible, could we have our deposit back"
    no harm in asking if you are ready to eat the cost of the deposit.

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