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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 16th 2014
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    Went to meet with wedding photographer for the first time today, unfortunately we didn't get to meet. Meant to meet in coffee shop for 1pm, got a text from her at 12.40 to say stuck in traffic and would be about 20mins late, fine. 50 minutes later, still sat there, no further contact from her and unable to he through to her. Decided to leave after sitting there for nearly an hour so texted to say that I couldn't wait any longer and had left. Straight away she then started calling but I didn't answer. Got a message to say she had been stuck in traffic and did I want to meet another time.
    I said no as really don't feel confident in her as it wasn't a great impression and also concerned what could happen on the day.
    Think I may have been hasty but can't now turn around now and yes I do want to go ahead now.
    Been looking for another photographer but all that prices are so much more expensive.
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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 16th 2014
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    Just txt or call and say you were stressed with having to wait n could you arrange another meeting ..... Could she come to your house

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 16th 2014
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    No she only wanted to meet at a coffee shop.
    I've been looking through my quotes and seen some others that I can try. Going to look at it tomorrow with a fresh head tomorrow.

    Had a very few stressful days the past few days, really needed some positivity today.

    It'll work out, always does :)
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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 16th 2014
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    I think the fact she is trying to dictate where to meet is making things tricky anyway, how are you supposed to concentrate with all the background noise, i understand maybe she is trying to meet in a public place so as to be careful as you just don't know who is out there but to restrict where you meet, thats a red light in itself, still, i would still keep her in mind and give her another shot, you just dont know if everyone else is booked up, you might need to fall back on her, just say you were stressed and now you feel better and are ready to re schedule, if the need arises of course x
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    • KatieH
      CommentAuthorKatieH
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2014
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    I find it strange how she only would meet in a coffee shop.
    We were invited to the photographer's studio for our meeting and then had a meeting with 2 other photographer's at our house. This is the first thing I've stressed about and found it hard to find someone I liked the sound of and was at a reasonable price as some were so expensive. We have now decided on one (the first one) and now I feel more relaxed and happy.
    Hope you get it sorted soon x

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2014
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    I did offer her to come to me or I'll go to her but nope.

    Have spent the whole day trying to find someone. Best I can find that I like is £600 for the DVD photos and online gallery. Want an album too but it's an extra £200. Might be cheaper to print off and do own.

    I honestly think I'd be more relaxed with a female photographer but so many seem to be male.
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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2014
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    Hmmmmmm not sure .... what is she trying to hide .....why would a professional only meet in a coffee shop?

    something is not right for sure

    do you have a address of her studio or anything

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2014
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    Humm I would go with your instinkt and if it is a usual coffee shop she should know how long it takes to get there. Would worry me that she would turn up late on the day. I hate people being late and is not a very good impression. £600 is what we are paying for ours, on a weekday, with just DVD, which is what we wanted.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2014
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    Alarm bells would definitely be ringing if this was me. You need to be able to trust your suppliers and know that they will do an amazing job on the day. If you have any kind of doubt with them then they're not the right people for the job. With having to pay someone a big chunk of money you should be able to have complete peace of mind xx

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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 22nd 2014
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    we also had the same problem with our photographer - met the first one really liked him, however due to death in the family was not feesable to settle deposits and sign contracts etc, I tried to contact to say that particluar month was now no longer good could we rearrange to pay the monies and then never heard anything back!
    met a few more - that came to my house - they seemed nice enough but I'm picture mad myself so know what i want and they just couldnt deliver. Then met 'the one' - pics were fab, offers were brilliant, lovely photographer. We agreed that we would be in touch with him to confirm when to pay deposit and sign contracts etc so I e-mailed him - same point of contact we had before - and nothing..... not a call, text, letter or e-mail from him and that was back on the 3rd July!! Do i want someone who cant even contact me for the initial deposit?!
    I'm now at a lose end myself but am chosing to ignore atm as got plenty of time lol!! i hope so anyway - quite picky lol xx

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 22nd 2014
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    Traffic jams happen, it's not necessarily her fault. However if you're not happy about the way she handled the situation or that she won't come to your house, maybe it's worth trying others. However you could give her another chance, unless she's now booked for the date she'll probably accept as it will be income.

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    • JennyK79
      CommentAuthorJennyK79
      Posted: Aug 22nd 2014
     
    I know how you feel, went through quite a few amateur photographers before I found the right one. Did you find somebody in the end?
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 22nd 2014
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    Ours had no problems coming to the house, and we only met with one as we had decided before even seeing him we wanted him. I always thought I'd want a female but that's why it's important to meet in your own home as ours made me feel so comfortable I couldn't even imagine thinking of choosing anyone else, plus he's a pro with our venue x

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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 24th 2014
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    Alarm bells would be ringing if this was me aswell. We met with two photographers and both came to the house. The first one just didn't have the 'umph' we were looking for (OH hates having his photo taken so we needed someone that could work around this 'fear'). The second one was great though. He was very enthusiastic, understanding of OH's 'fear' and had some great ideas. OH was still at work so I made the executive decision to book him!
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    • TeresaC54
      CommentAuthorTeresaC54
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 25th 2014
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    I'm actually a wedding photographer (as well as a bride to be!) I always INSIST on meeting couples in their home environment, I personally find its a more relaxing experience for them, you should only ever go with someone you feel comfortable with or it will show on the day! :) hope you get it sorted!
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
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    My dad is a photographer and always meets couples in their homes as well x

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
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    I would look elsewhere. YOU are the client, and she let you down at the first hurdle. She didn't give you an accurate time of arrival, and ignored your calls. Not a good start. From experience of wedding suppliers, these are the sort I would drop
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    • ChloeA2
      CommentAuthorChloeA2
      Posted: Aug 26th 2014
     
    As she was driving maybe she couldn't safely or legally reply. However I would always say go with your gut instinct. It's a very important decision.
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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
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    I have contacted a few others, all who say they'll come to me. Now just need to choose one, keep trying to talk to partner about it but is showing his usual lack of enthusiasm
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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
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    make sure you look at their photoes before too! you will find one xxx
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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 14th 2014
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    Thought I had finally found one through a quote on here. Their website and brochure they sent to me looked the part. After a few emails I have tried setting up a meeting with them, they haven't got back to me as yet so I tried phoning them a week later. Both of the numbers on their website (free phone and landline) weren't recognised, I tried the mobile number from their emails are got through to somebody but all they said is they would email on Monday. Feel uneasy about them now :(
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    • TeresaC54
      CommentAuthorTeresaC54
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 14th 2014
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    Have you asked any friends/family if they can recommend someone?
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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 14th 2014
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    The only one that had been recommended was out of my price range.
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    • TeresaC54
      CommentAuthorTeresaC54
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 14th 2014
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    The only thing I can suggest is you keep trying, make sure they will come out and see you, it costs nothing but your time then, hope you get it sorted soon, its a very important decision you have to make :)
 
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