(Closed) “Better to get something than nothing”?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Well, I’m a sensitive being 🙂 therefore, I wouldn’t book him.  If you can’t rely on him to show up and treat you with the professionalism and courtesy he’d give to any other client who was giving him their money (regardless of how much money it is) then I wouldn’t do it.

Post # 5
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yuck what an jerk. You don’t NEED him and he might try to stick you with more costs later on. I find it amusing that if he is as great a photographer he has to resort to craigslist for at least some business. I’d go with someone else and quite possibly send him a nice/mean email back. Like “Oh we actually found the money in our budget and are going with the 5k package at one of his competitors since they were SOOO nice.” But thats just the bword coming out in me.

Post # 6
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Ugh! I totally wouldn’t book him. His attitude needs a serious reality check. I mean, who does that?

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would respond and be like, “Oh, don’t worry, we’ve already found a photographer who is excited to work with us. Hopefully you’ll have other opportunities in the future.”

Post # 9
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

What a jerk! I’d just ignore him and go with the girl who you originally thought to go with. I had a photographer insult me, and he lost our business because of it. I don’t want someone working for me who clearly doesn’t respect me or my wedding.

Post # 10
1254 posts
Bumble bee

I’m not a sensitive person but I wouldn’t book him because I won’t be able to rely on him. If I happen to come up with $3k between now and then, I still won’t book him because he seems to have a personality of “entitlement.” Not someone I would personally want to work with or communicate with.

I would delete the email and move on to the next.

Post # 11
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@ddw: Ha! Love this response–professional and polite, but clearly a kick in the butt!  He should know that his response was tacky and wrong, and if he doesn’t…well…you’ll be glad you didn’t book him.  Can you imagine if he said something off-color to your guests?

Post # 13
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow! That’s an incredibly unprofessional way to put yourself forward. Makes you wonder how he comes off to brides who book him through his website – true colours always show through after a while.

Post # 14
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wouldn’t trust it. He may be willing to do it for your budget, but if he usually makes 3-4k he probably won’t do his best at your wedding because he would feel entitled to more money. Also, what if something comes up that weekend that is going to pay more? Is he going too drop out on you? Idk, it just seems too sketchy to me.

Post # 15
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@Statutory Grape: No, no no! If he’s acting like that now, do you want him with you on your wedding day?!

Or, even worse, do you want something “better” to come along that conflicts with your wedding day?

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