joellelee wrote in post #15995159
Sorry I wasn't more clear, its more complicated. The new wedding I'm shooting is for my cousin. I initially said I couldn't do it, but then I said I could now. She cancelled her other cheapo photographer in favor of me now....so, I cannot leave family hanging. Its no charge to mycousin...so returning the brides deposit back would screw me. She signed an initial contract with me that says no deposit returned upon cancellation...but when she cancelled I didn't think about having her sign anything...ugh.
I would try to find a photographer for the wedding! In my contract it states, in case of illness, act of God I would do anything possible to find replacement.
Do you know anyone, do you have good photographer friends who could jump in for you?
If you do it right, the bride will recommend you because you saved the day, but if you leave her hanging than the word will spread quick about your services.
Be professional and find a replacement, even if you loose some money
This time it will be a pain, I am sure, but the future is more important than a pinch now.
Don't miss this opportunity