PRO PIC VENT (may be long)
*screaming with face in pillow*ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
ok. im going to try to write this as simply as possible, but forgive me in advance if i start to ramble because i am feeling so many emotions right now.
my wedding photographer was a highschool friend of my cousins (MOH) she has a great book, and i have met her a handful of times at my cousins house, kids parties, etc. because she was a friend of kristins, my aunt and uncle offered to pay for her to be our photog as our gift. she is OOT, so it was great because i really wanted her but also didnt want to pay the traveling fee. i was so excited to have her. she is married, has a 4 year old, and is 5 months pregnant, so i TOTALLY understand how crazy life must be for her personally, let alone the business aspect of it. even though she lives 2 hours away from me, she arrived to my moms house, wedding morning, 30 min earlier then what we talked about! all i kept thinking was, "wow what a great start!" she stayed out of my way while getting ready, and took very close care to getting the exact detail pictures i asked her for. i gave her my dress, jewlery, shoes, etc, and she took them and proped them up in different places to take their pictures. the few times i checked on her to make sure she was ok, i LOVED what i saw that she was doing with them.
after my ceremony, we did the restaged ceremony (no flash photog was allowed during), we did all of the family shots that myself and our moms wanted, and then we headed outside to get the wedding party shots. i "directed" her during some of these shots to minipulate them into the vision i had, and she was great wtih it. along with adding in some poses of her own. at the reception, as i asked, she took the staged shots i asked for and then just walked around doing the candids. she showed me a few on her camera before she left to let me in on how AMAZING they looked. we were both really excited!!
now, the problem:
i got married on sept 8th. left for out HM on the 9th, only to see a message from her saying she had a great time and she was working on a preview and it would be up that night. i checked my email and fb during my HM and no messages from her and no preview. when i returned, she told me her internet was down and promised them tomorrow. nothing came. i messaged her, and she said her internet was still down and she would go to her moms house after her son went to school and would put them up tomorrow. STILL nothing. 4 days after i returned from my HM, she left for jamaica to shoot a destination wedding, and came home last thursday. i figured being a wife, mother, and pregnant she needed time to settle back into her routine, so i didnt expect my pictures the second she arrived home. but come on! the weekend has passed, im sure she is settled, and at this point, i dont know if people even remember that i got married bc i have no photo evidence. on her personal FB page, she has uploaded a handful of pix of her son, water ice, animals, etc. i commented on one status about my pictures and she said, "there are so many good ones, i cant decide which to post in your preview!!!!" (excuse my language) JUST POST ONE EFFING PICTURE. IDC WHICH ONE.
so now, i am no longer antzy. i am just pissed. i am annoyed. i want my freaking picture. she told me i should be getting my disc 6-8wks after the wedding, which is fine. but if i was promised a preview with in a week of my wedding, and we are now at 17 days post wedding, i think i have a right to be irritated!
i texted my cousin to ask her how i can nicely apporach this, because i am so mad that i dont see myself being calm and she said my aunt (her mom) already called her yesterday and today to ask her why she was paid in full before my wedding, and there are no pictures up, yet she has time to post personal pictures but not the ones she was PAID to take. no responce from her.
idk what to do, but thanks for listening! DH agrees with me, but there is physically nothing we can do besides be patient, which is not part of my vocabulary!