Hi all. New to these parts. I am a professional photographer, and now a bride. I recently booked my wedding photographer based on the work I saw on their website and blog. Everything I saw up until the day I gave them a VERY HEFTY (nearly $3000) deposit was fabulous. Then, literally just after I gave them this money (which is 50% of the package cost), no wedding photos were posted. Here and there are other types of shoots, though it honestly seems as though it's a different photographer. The editing looks careless, the lighting arrangement is awful, the retouching very shoddy. I would never, ever, evvvver in a million years have booked based on the past 3-4 posts. It makes me sick to my stomach and very sad to see these photos and know that this is in charge of my wedding day. I am spending over double what I wanted to spend because as a photographer, I just wanted to make sure I had nothing to worry about (photo wise) on my wedding day. The wedding is over a year away (late 2011). I know the photographer is not booking weddings even nearly every weekend at this point. Do you think there is any chance we could get even a portion of our deposit back if we cancel now? I can't afford to take that kind of loss, but I also can't afford to pay another $3000 and risk getting terrible photos of a day that only happens once. Any advice is so greatly appreciated. Thank you.