Hey, everyone, I have a weird situation that I would like a second opinion on.
I am getting close to my wedding date and I have made all of my big decisions already. Early in the planning process, I had a photographer I used to work with reach out to me and express interest in doing my wedding. This was great as I had photos done by him before and he was basically begging to do my photos. He gave me one of his higher packaged options (day of the event, formals, and engagements) for a lower package price because he wanted to work with me so bad, so I agreed. Now it is a few months later and a few months closer to my wedding and I am not able to take enough work off for multiple photo sessions which the selected package included. We since decided to do the lower package (day of the event, and formals) that would work better for my schedule but now I am not getting a deal on anything, and I am a little bummed about it.
It sounds super bratty so just hear me out.
Like I said earlier, I have worked with this photographer before; he is a perfectly nice man and takes good pictures, but without getting a discount I don't believe the quality matches the high price. He has also been getting on my nerves throughout the process of trying to figure everything out. I know he isn't purposefully trying to push anything on me, but he is. So after all of that, I reached out to our videographer about their photography options, and they are willing to do everything for $200 less than the other person (which isn't much but when you are spending a bunch of money on one day .50 makes a difference) and their quality is much higher. Not to mention that since it is coming from the same company it will be less coordinating, 1 less vendor to worry about, and the photo/video will be more cohesive as one.
Should I go with the original photographer because I already committed to him (he didn't send me a contract and I haven't paid the deposit)? Or should I go with the other vendor for the perks I just mentioned? If I do go with the videographer how should I break the news to the original photographer?
Ugh. Getting married is rough.