- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Ok Bees, I need some advice. I might be jumping the gun a little because I don’t yet know what this videographer is charging, but here’s the story:
I contacted a 21 year old film student whose ad I found on Craiglist to do wedding videography. She is trying to raise money to do an documentary. I am looking for an affordable videographer. Seems this could work out for the two of us!
I spoke with this woman on the phone earlier today. She sounded very pleasant and was professional enough – she didn’t ask certain questions that I felt were important for understanding what it is I am looking for, but she is admittedly new to filming weddings, and we can work together to make sure all the grounds are covered. She also still needs to email me with details about pricing. So I don’t even know for sure if she is going to be reasonable enough for me to hire.
Anyway, she did send me her brand new facebook page for her budding photographer/videography business. I checked it out. It’s obviously very new but she has some nice product on there. Anyway, my curiousity got the better of me, and I searched for her personal page. I found it.
Her personal page shows that she is a very attractive, sexually forward young woman… there is no questioning that based off of the numerous photos of her overflowing clevage (intentionally) and pouty face head shots. I mean, that’s ALL of her photos. If I didn’t know better, I would think she’s into amateur porn versus film. I know that sound judgmental, but that’s just the first impression I got based off of her photos. And, I know that you should separate someone’s personal life and professional life… but SO MANY business these days hire/don’t hire someone based off of what they find out about them through facebook!
Anyway, so what was my first reaction? I don’t want some hotty following my fiance and I around all day!
Ugh, how stupid is that? I know my fiance is more than attracted to me. And I have a great physique (if I do say so myself!) but I can still be insecure. No matter how hot you think you are or your SO thinks you are, there’s always someone that’s hotter, right? And, he’s a guy with eyes and as such, they do tend to roam.
If this videographer comes back with a reasonable price, what should I do? Suck it up and just hire her knowing that no one can steal my spotlight on my wedding day but maybe feeling insecure about it? Or scrap the videographer because she’s too overtly sexy??
I feel stupid even asking this question, but I could use the advice of some bees!