I know I'm probably just overreacting, but...
We hired our photographer a few months ago. Loved her.
We got into a contract with her right before her prices went up, and right before she switched her studio from location A to location B.
Long story short:
We *talked* about having out E session in September at a unique location at one of our initial meetings. Nothing was set in stone, but that was the impression we were given.
I Email her to find out when we can schedule our appt because we want to consider using the pics for the STDs (which we'd send in Sept) and wedding website...
Her "sales manager" writes back and says that not only are we unable to do a session in September (only in October), but we have 4 pre-selected locations to choose from and we're basically going to be shuffled around between several other appts that day within a 1 1/2 hour time frame... AND, she gave me a (what I interpret) passive agressive comment saying that we'll get the pics in time for the "standard" 6 mo. mark for STDs.
First of all, who the heck are you to tell me when I can send out my STDs? Pretty sure I get to determine what my situation calls for, and my situation calls for me sending them out 10 mos. in advance.
Secondly, I'm paying $4,000+ to feel like a cash cow? Waiting in line for "my turn" with the photog, and HEAVEN FORBID our appt run late because there are others waiting after us? Ew. I expect to be treated with a little more respect for the price I'm paying...
Finally, why the heck are we unable to choose when is convenient for US and where WE'D like to take pictures?
My mind is just blown right now.
I'm fighting being pissed off and saying something, and being mature and trying to handle this diplomatically.
So, July brides, WWYD?
Am I crazy for being extremely irritated?
Please tell me this isn't really a big deal and I just need to calm down...