Need advice from wedding photographers? Really cross...
I have been married almost 6 months now and am still waiting to receive my wedding photos. I personally think 6 months is completely unreasonable, especially as we have politely contacted him a few times and each time he gives us a date that they will be ready by and fails to meet it.
First it was meant to be first week of Dec, then in mid Dec when we asked how it was going, he said first week of the New Year, then when we politely chased again in mid Jan, he said 26th Jan.
Everyone I know who has got married, some around the same time as me, said they got their photos back within 3-4 months max, and they have all had their full albums back already. I've seen in similar forums and online that most photographers seem to say 6-8 weeks, sometimes up to 12 weeks.
Annoyingly, I can't find the contract to see if he's in breach of it, but at what point am I allowed to say, mate, just give me the friggin photos?! I don't understand what is taking so long. Plus, I can see in the online gallery that couples who got married after us have had their albums. Some even from the end of Sept have theirs and we were beginning of August.
I'm at the point now where I'm considering a) leaving bad reviews or b) seeking legal advice, but equally don't want to piss him off so that he ruins the photos because to me, they are one of the most important bits of the wedding. My cousin ended up having to get her photographer to send the RAW files and pay someone else to do the editing because hers took so long, but hers was in breach of contract so she was able to claim money back.
Is there some sort of strongly worded email I should send to hurry him up? I definitely was expecting them by Xmas as we've ordered extra albums for the parents and wanted to give them as gifts.
I've been extremely polite so far with lots of "sorry to bother you, don't want to rush you, I know you're really busy" etcetc, but I'm at the stage now where I'm just really rather cross.
Any and all advice welcome.