Over the duration of several years I’ve been asked to drop my price. For the record I’m not opposed to that but with some basic and logical conditions. One wedding in particular started with 6 people on each side without the bride and groom. As my price went lower, the number of people in the actual ceremony went higher. I tried to explain this to the bride and educate her, explaining the detail and preparation a seasoned wedding photographer has, not to mention the years of experience. My final offer was rejected. The bride and groom wound up with 10 people on each side. After a few pictures were posted on Facebook, I noticed that the guy they hired must have used a hotshoe flash. The bride and groom including 3 or 4 people on each side were lit properly. The others were dark. Another girl didn’t accept my offer. She had an outdoor wedding which by all rights should have been simple enough to shoot. It looked to be very poor quality and as if the photographer was afraid to stand directly in front of them.
Both wedding couples held it all against me. 🙂 Neither of them went to any great lengths to leave their less than adequate images on the internet.
I found this snippet on wedding photography on a web site. The customer didn’t like the quote they received, so they went elsewhere. Now they’re not happy. Read on…
So a wedding client that got referred to me ask for a quote and they couldn’t afford it. They went with the cheaper photographer. I was fine with that as I was rather busy and heavily booked during these few months anyways.
Now they just received their photos from their photographer and came back to me asking me to fix their low res jpeg photos because they are underexposed ,noisey and orange. And they are wondering if I can make them look like my images with PS.
I told them they need to get them fix through the photographer that took them if that’s even possible. Unfortunately you can’t really expect that I will be able to make them look professional with just photoshop. Basically this is a post for those that want to go the cheaper route to rethink twice because you can’t really fix it once is all over and done.
Cheaper is not always better.