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Our photographer went MIA

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#1 heather007

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    Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:40 PM

    We had a meeting with the photographer that we decided to go with and told him that we were certain that he was the one that we wanted to go with but we would email him/ phone him once we got the dates set for the departures.

    Well, I have been attempting to get ahold of him now for about two weeks and he won't return any of my calls nor will he answer any of my emails- and I want to book him, not decline him.

    What do I do? I know that our wedding is 9 months away, but because of stupid Transat, we have had to bump our wedding date up by a week, making it right over Valentine's Day, we are finding it very difficult to find a photog to take with us.

    We are working on a budget here- my fiance didn't even want a photog so he has only given me $2500.00 to work with- which would have covered the cost of our original photographer for a week in the hotel; we are getting married at the Barcelo Colonial, Mayan Riviera.

    Any suggestions?


    #2 cheese_diva

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      Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:50 PM

      Not being able to reach him now before the wedding is a huge red flag! I would continue your search. There's NO reason this day and age with all the technology out there that you shouldn't be able to get ahold of someone for that long. Take it as a sign!
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      #3 lucy106

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        Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:18 PM

        I totally agree! There is no reason someone can not return a phone call and/or email. This is happening for a reason. Sorry to say but I would look elsewhere also! Instead of taking someone with you can you use someone who is already there so get rid of that travel expense part?

        #4 heather007

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          Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:22 PM

          At the Barcelo, for my understanding, they do not allow actual vendors from Mexico on site- they must stay at the hotel as guests.


          #5 Bride010101

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            Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:14 PM

            I'm so sorry... that has got to be so frustrating! But I agree... I would take it as a sign. Even if he got back to you now - I would be concerned he would go MIA afterwards.

            Hoping you find a better alternative! Would they need to stay the full week... does your contract his a minimum night stay to be counted as a guest? That might save some money.

            #6 TA Lindsay

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              Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:25 PM

              Heather, that totally sucks!!! Who was the photog that bailed?


              #7 Maura


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              Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:32 PM

              heather, you could still use a photographer based there and pay for the hotel stay to get around that BS policy. you would at least still save a lot based on the fact that you wouldnt have to pay airfare for a local photog even if youre paying for the hotel stay.

              #8 Nic Dragomire

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                Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:42 PM

                That sucks Heather... but you have options, and thats always a good thing!

                #9 TATrisha


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                Posted 25 April 2008 - 04:03 PM

                Wow, that really stinks! The good news is that I think you'll be able to find a photographer. I paid right around that for my photographer and I'm thrilled with my photos. Just start contacting some people and see if they are willing to travel that time of the year. I'm sure you'll find someone in no time!


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                #10 nikkianddean

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                  Posted 25 April 2008 - 04:10 PM

                  Heather, I agreee that you have a lot of time to get another photogrpaher that is responsive. Any vendor that is MIA at this point is a HUGE red flag. There is a great list of DW vendors on this site.


                  I am sure that you can find a great photographer to work with your budget!!! Good luck!!!

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