I interviewed 2 photographers in person before finally settling on the 3 photographer who I only spoke to through email. Red flag on my part.
I hired him because he photographed my cousins wedding a few years ago and I loved her pictures and after asking her opinion on him she said she would recommend him so I hired him!
now I’m having second thoughts. In my opinion He’s rude and pretentious. For our engagement session I emailed him some ideas. This national historic park that has sentimental value to my FH and I... or the location that my photographer likes to use (he told me he likes this location, it’s like his “playground.”
he emailed me back saying stuff like usually when the bride suggests a location the pictures come out horrible, the bride thinks the location is way better than his location, the bride only chooses locations because their more convenient for them, etc.
so I waited a few days to think it over and ultimately decided to go with his location because he knows it better and we wouldn’t have to go wandering around for good shots, he already knows where they are.
He hasn't emailed me back yet and it’s been 4 days. Sounds like a short amount of time but he always emails back right away.
I don’t want to have animosity towards him on my wedding day. I want to like him. But right now I don’t. This isn’t the first time he’s said things that bothered me. We already gave our deposit. Just looking for some thoughts or suggestions from you guys.