Getting paranoid about photographer
The wedding is in exactly one month. The photographer we hired does beautiful work and we love our engagement photos, which were taken last summer. However, I've written her two e-mails (one week apart) to see about meeting to finalize plans. A few months ago she sent us the online surveys to fill out with the family shot list and schedule and whatnot. One of the e-mails containing the surveys indicated we needed to meet with her 1-2 months out. Well, that's what I'm trying to do, and she's not responding.
I just left a message on her phone. The other weird thing is that her professional website blog hasn't been updated since last fall, and neither has her Pinterest or Twitter. As it happens, she has a semi-public Facebook for her personal account (professional FB likewise not updated in ages) so I can tell she hasn't died. I follow her on Instagram and basically I get the impression she's moving away from wedding photography and into other photography fields.
The number I just called named her wedding company on the voicemail so now I'm particularly worried she's not checking that company e-mail or phone. As it happens, she is friends with someone I attended high school with, so I can stalk her if I really need to but..... what the heck?
I'm supposed to have her and a second shooter in a month. We've paid $2k out of the $3k total price, and the last thousand dollars isn't due until a week after the wedding. I feel like I should start looking for a back-up photographer/company!
Thoughts? Impressions? Anything similar happen to you?
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