I got married on September 28th. I haven't received any photos either. I do follow my photographer on Instagram and he has been in Iceland, Germany, Italy and France since my wedding for a destination wedding. He just got back yesterday. I am giving him the benefit of the doubt that he's really busy and will get them to me within the contract time.
I would check your contract, some photographers list up to 3 months for photos. If they are over the contract time just send a nice email saying you are really excited to see photos from your wedding. Also check your spam folder, sometimes emails with links get sent to spam.
We got married 9/7 and didn't get our sneak peeks until 10/5 and are still waiting for full gallery. They should be coming any day now though. As others have said, check your contract, it should give a guideline. There's also no harm in reaching out asking for an ETA on photos. I would just word it as that though, "Hello, just wondering if there was any estimate on when I'd be getting my photos back" and not asking where your photos are.
Well, we actually didn’t have a contract. She does all of our photos, and usually gets them back the next day. I messaged her last Wednesday and she said the end of the week. It’s now the end of the next week. I don’t know if I should say something again, but I don’t want to be annoying.
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Remember she needs to go through thousands of photos and she may not be taking that many photos on your other occasions. Life gets in the way as well. I’m sure she had other weddings, and this isn’t a ridiculous amount of time that has gone by. I would give some more time.
Depends what she said in her contract. If that wasn’t mentioned, you could definitely reach out now and just say you’re super excited and ask when you can expect them. My photographer said 2-3 weeks and we got them I think 17 days after so it was right on time in that window. But I also know 2-3 weeks is a VERY fast turnaround time... most photographers I hear take a month or two.
I definitely don’t think there’s harm in asking once for an estimate of when you can expect them, if timing wasn’t mentioned prior. I wouldn’t recommend pestering them about it lol but asking once never hurt. And if it seems like it’ll be a while, I think it’d be reasonable to ask for a sneak peek or two.
Have you received sneak peeks? We got 5 sneak peek photos by the following mornin and a 68 photo sneak peek gallery one week later. The rest off our photos are due 6-8 weeks after our wedding date per our contract. I would check your contract. But I would think you would have at least been sent some sort of sneak peeks by this point!!!
I got married on September 14th and haven't received anything. I texted her 2 weeks ago and she said she was on a 4-7 week turn around and had just finished the wedding she shot the week before ours. I am super antsy to see them, I haven't even gotten a sneak peek!
I think three months is standard. It can take a while to touch up photos and get them to look just right. They also are most likely working on other photos as well, not just yours. With a good photographer the pics are worth the wait.
Our contract said between 2 to 4 weeks. I an so antsy to see ours but with it being peak wedding season I won't bother him unless it hits over the contract time. Since you didn't have a contract, I would wait a couple more weeks to ask again.