photographer is freaking out about my review
Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:59 PM
I keep re-reading it and thinking it's fine. I point out a few negative aspects but it's largely positive. Not all reviews can be 100% positive right? (well not if they are honest). I've made a couple small changes since then just to emphasize (i.e. one sentence in capital, deleted the sentence where I gave an example of her negative attitude, and added a numbered rating at the bottom to emphasize that I'm overall happy). In fact I really downplayed the first two negative aspects, especially the first, seeing as I did not go into details about how she stressed me out and stuff. Plus in every negative paragraph, there is some positives, i.e.
"was happy that she was taking her work so seriously"
"In general Jodi got along wonderfully with my family (very important when your photographer is there for a full week)"
"But I think this is just because she takes her job so seriously and wants so so much to do a great job"
"if this is what it takes to get such an enormous amount of amazing photos it’s fine by me!!!"
"would be crazy to complain about it because I got an insane amount of wonderful photos"
"I don’t think any other photographer could have done a better job at getting the shots I wanted"
How the hell are we suppose to be giving honest reviews when shit like this happens?
She's very upset that she can't respond because of rules about vendor participation (not sure about this forum, but also posted the review on 2 canadian forums I used a lot and vendors are not allowed to post at all). I told her I know it sucks but it's part of the business she's in and not all reviews will be 100% positive.
Anyways, the emails she's sending me are really awful. I wish I could post them here but I don't want to put myself down to that level. I thought she might be a little upset to raed the review, but I never thought it would be anything like this. I guess I should have known she would freak out based on how I've gotten to know her (i.e. the anxiety, stressing me out and being negative experiences should all have pointed to the fact that she was going to freak out).
Since I'm sure everyone will want to run out and read my review to see what I'm talking about, it's in the MR forum.
Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:07 PM
Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:10 PM
I think that the photos look fantastic, she should be proud of her work as that speaks more about her than anything else.
And I didn't really see any black gross stuff in the ocean in your pics, I would have just thought it was the rocks in the ocean or seaweed. At least it's not caught between your toes! LOL
Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:12 PM
It was honest in how you felt, but I don't really think you put her down at all!
I still checked out her site & bookmarked it to show Mat as a maybe.
BUT now her attitude is what's making her look bad. Plus the tone she uses in some of her wording on her website hurts her way more than a few small negatives on a review!!
I'm so sorry she's reacting this way & making you feel bad. Remember, you did nothing wrong & we all appreciate your honest feedback! If she can't handle that, then maybe she shouldn't read any reviews...
Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:12 PM
Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:14 PM
Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:15 PM
I hope it works out in the end and your photog won't continue to take it to that personal level.
Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:17 PM
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