So, a few weeks ago, I posted about my photographer's lack of communication regarding our wedding pictures. Some of you told me I was being impatient, and while I wasn't expecting my pictures to be done so soon, I was expecting her to make good on her promise to let me know in a few weeks how things were going. But, I took your advice and left her alone. Eventually she sent me a text saying the link for our pictures would be up by the weekend (Oct. 20/21) and she'd be adding more as she finished them. Ok, awesome. That weekend came and went. No communication, no pictures, nothing. I was mad she had promised me something, and then not only did she not deliver, but she didn't contact me to let me know she needed more time. However, I didn't say anything, and figured I'd let the contract limit run out before I contacted her again.
The end of her contract limit was yesterday. To be clear, she set this timeline, not me. And nothing. So today, since my phone is on the fritz, I asked my mother to text her and ask what was up, because we'd heard nothing in over a week. She texts back, saying some things came up that took up her time, and she's been busy with other projects, and she hasn't even gotten to my pictures yet, but she'll definitely post a few of the pictures tomorrow, and she'll add as she goes. Again, her contract, that she drew up, says if she needs more time, it's her responsibility to contact me and let me know before the end of the 6 weeks. Not my job to contact her the day after, and be told I may get some of my pictures, but stuff came up, and she has no idea when I'll have them. I have no reason to believe I'll have any pictures tomorrow either, because she lied to me last time too, and she admitted she hasn't even started on them yet.
I responded that I was very disappointed with her communication throughout this, that I would have been more understanding had she let me know before I expected my pictures to be done. That I was even more upset because she made me come to her, she didn't take the initiative to say anything to me.
So now what do I do? How much longer do I wait before I stop playing nice? And really, when she has my pictures, what are my options, besides waiting and hoping I get them before I'm 40?