As a wedding photographer, I understand that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You have planned every detail to perfection and you want everything to go smoothly. However, there are some things that are beyond our control, such as falling ill on your wedding day. It's a situation that nobody wants to think about, but it's important to have a plan in place just in case.
Backup Plans are key
Firstly, it's important to know that your professional photographer should always have backup plans (plural!). We have a very serious job and understand the responsibility that comes with capturing your special day. As part of this, we have contingencies in place for all eventualities, including falling ill on your wedding day. For myself, I even have a clause written into every contract we sign with our couples to insure you, as a couple, have every confidence you're covered both financially & physically.
In the event that your photographer falls ill, their first step is to inform the couple and the wedding planner as soon as possible. This will give them time to enact a contingency plan. If the photographer has a second shooter or an assistant, they will step in to take over the primary photography duties. They will be able to shoot the wedding day as planned and ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Plan B, C, D...
If a second shooter or an assistant is not available, the photographer will have a network of professional colleagues who can step in and provide the same level of service. They will have a similar style of photography and will be able to capture the essence of your wedding day in the same way as the original photographer. I am personally very fortunate to have many personal friends as well as industry friends with similar qualities & styles, so I'm confident we would be able to find a suitable replacement, should I fall ill.
We'll have you covered
It's important to note that the replacement photographer will be briefed in advance about your wedding day. They will be provided with all the necessary information, including the timeline, locations, and any special requests or shots that you have requested. This ensures that there is a seamless transition and that the replacement photographer is able to capture everything that you had planned. You should not have any money concerns - our contract offers a full refund if no suitable replacement is accepted.
In conclusion, falling ill on your wedding day is a situation that nobody wants to think about. However, it's important to have a plan in place just in case. Professional photographers like myself always have backup plans and contingencies in place to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly. If your photographer falls ill, a replacement photographer will be able to step in and provide the same level of service. You can rest assured that your wedding day will be captured beautifully, even if the original photographer is unable to attend.