(Closed) Egotistical photographer

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s like she wants you to say, “no, i REALLY want you. I swear, my wedding will be awesome!” be selective all you want, but don’t be rude to people who merely inquire. If you are THAT selective (25 weddings a year seems to be a fair amount to me–i know some people only book 10!), then include your fancy expensive price on your website as a “starting at” fee so you weed people out.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I lol-ed at your comment about her taking pics of herself.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ew what a brat! LOL. I would be tempted to reply back something like, “25 weddings a year? Well I only do one wedding a lifetime and I don’t want to waste it on tool like you”

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@Atalanta: Um, I got that kind of email from another photographer too. About booking only 25 a year (why 25 actually? Oh yeah, so you can justify your price and pay attention to only moi!) Anyhow, don’t get me wrong, she was really really good but she was the ONLY one who WOULD NOT NEGOTIATE OR WORK WITH MY BUDGET so um, I left.

Post # 8
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2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

OMG I have dealt with several vendors like that.  Sadly I ended up hiring one of those (NOT my photographer but a different vendor – long story).  I am so tired of being treated like I am lucky to get you to work for me.

Ummm hello – In this economy people need to remember customer service.  I think there are enough people that are talented and hungry for work that these elitists will lose out!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

OMG When the dress doesn’t fit anymore? What a bitch.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Yeeeesh. If she’s like this when someone just inquires, imagine what she’s like to work with.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Am I the only one who thinks that’s perfectly acceptable. When a photographer is *really* good, and it sounds like she might be as well as in high demand she does have every right to pick and choose the type of weddings she does.

I’ve also heard that “good” photographers SHOULD limit the weddings they take, it IS a time committment hence the 2-6 month wait after your wedding for photos…

I’ll agree I’m a bit offput by her wording but I 100% don’t think she’s out of line.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@vmec: I disagree. If she is so good, then she can go off and find her own clients. I’ve run into so many photographers like and it doesn’t make a light bulb go off in my head and me saying “Gee! Maybe I should rob a bank to hire this person!” Attitudes like that make me think that we will not click at all on our wedding day. You could be the best photographer in the world, but if you are a douchebag, who is going to want to work with you? Photographers are not suppose to be divas. 

I’m a bitch, so I would email her back and tell her to suck it. 

Post # 13
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Some of these wedding vendors are just so full of themselves! I’ve met lots of florists (and some restaurant owners) with exactly the same attitude! I avoid people like this at all cost, no matter how “great” they are, because I have the feeling that they won’t care at all of what I want and will focus on what they want. I am glad that for now I’ve been able to find fantastic, nice, down to earth vendor’s who’s talent is much higher than those other ones that thought they were God’s gift to weddings…

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yikes. That email was a little much. If she’s selective about clients – that’s fine. But a that bitchy email is over the top.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@vmec: I disagree as well. If she was THAT good, she wouldn’t have a public website with her contact info.

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