(Closed) Was this kind of rude?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Would this rub you the wrong way?
    Yes, I think it's rude. : (21 votes)
    16 %
    Not rude, but a little off putting. : (86 votes)
    65 %
    You're being wayyyy too sensitive. : (25 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Not really rude, but I would be offput. Maybe she’s had a lot of grief for her prices and has just had it

    Post # 4
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    2606 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think you’re being overly sensitive.  She had probably just gotten used to people asking her that question and has started automatically including the article.  

    Post # 5
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    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i’d be seriously put off by the article as well as the delay in getting back.

    my videographer, for example has never taken more than an hour to get back to me and i love him for it!

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m a newish photographer and I undercharge a lot.  Every time I change my prices I always feel like I need to validate the change to my clients.

    I certainly don’t think what she was doing was rude, I actually think she was trying to be helpful and really wants you to book with her.  She’ s just afraid her prices will scare you off. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I think it was rude. It’s like she’s schooling you on why you should pay $$$ for photography when you just want to know what her prices are at all.

    Post # 8
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    1877 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Tphan:  That would not offend me at all.

    Post # 9
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    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @LilDrAnya:  This.  

    @Tphan:  I understand that people get busy, but I think I’d be a little annoyed that it took almost a week to simply say, “Thank you for your interest.  Attached you will find a list of my prices/packages and what each package includes.”  I also think the article was completely unnecessary, though, as others have said, she may just be tired of getting the “Why is wedding photography so expensive?” question.

    Post # 10
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    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    This may just be part of her standard email signature. Many photographers i looked at on their prices and packages page didn’t actually have pricing information (other than a starting at point, maybe) but did have a long diatribe about the “investment” you’re making.

    Post # 11
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    1850 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    At little bit off putting, but not rude really. It sounds like she probably has people question her prices a lot and feels the need to validate her business. I don’t think it’s personal.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Meh, I wouldn’t be too worried about the delay, either.  It’s frustating, but it’s getting to be the busy season for weddings.  Perhaps she’s been busy.  

    Post # 14
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    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Not really rude but it seems unprofessional.

    Post # 15
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    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I wouldn’t think anything of the article, nor would I really think anything of the delay. If you were an existing client with a pressing matter, the delay would be unacceptable, but since you’re just gathering information, don’t think too much of it. The photographer might have been sick, extremely busy, dealing with a personal matter, etc.

    Post # 16
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    The article seems troubling to me. I never questioned how much my photographer charged because I could clearly see she was worth it.  It seems a little passive aggressive at best. 

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