Sorry this is a bit longer than I intended. So awhile back I set a tentative photography budget ($2,500) knowing that I very well may end up going over that to get what I want. (8 hours, second shooter, engagement shoot included) especially because I am honestly pretty picky when it comes to photography. My mom was a photographer for several years so I can definitely tell when someone has a true eye for it vs someone that’s just decent at filtering/editing. I had reached a point where I was about to up the budget to $3,000 and lo and behold I stumble across this photographer who’s in the exact city that my venue is, she’s also even shot at my venue before, I live in a huge metropolitan area so that was a big added bonus, has an amazing eye, edits the way I like, includes everything I wanted in her package for exactly $2,500 and seems super beloved in the local wedding community. Nothing but good reviews etc. So I emailed her and asked if she was available for my date and asked some questions, she quickly emailed back that she was available and offered to FaceTime or meet for coffee. I immediately emailed her back, and even included at the end that I’m ready to book as soon as we meet... and it’s been almost two weeks and she hasn’t responded. Now I know that we’re just finishing peak spring/summer season and she’s probably been busy. But, I follow her on Instagram and every single day since she’s posted new photos. I finally started getting a bit irritated. Or moreso just a little put off and sent a second email a couple days ago, and said “Hey, photographer name, it’s been a bit since I last emailed, just wanted to make sure you received my previous message? Thanks!
and no response..... but whad’ya know, she’s posted TWICE on Instagram since then. It’s pretty irritating that she has time to basically play around and advertise on social media every single day, but doesn’t have time to answer emails?? I mean isn’t the point of a business Instagram to attract customers? Is there any other explanation than just unprofessional behavior? I mean she emailed me originally from her iPhone so I’m sure she gets the notifications when she gets an email. I’m just annoyed because her work is perfect, but even if she does finally email me back I’m a bit less enthusiastic than before because I would feel a little bit concerned about whether or not I can trust her to be professional.. any thoughts? Thanks.