How to piss off a wedding photographer

As you all know, my field of photography mainly focuses on fashion and advertising, but I often get commissioned to do wedding photography at least twice a month. While capturing the memory of a lifetime for your client sounds like the greatest job in the world, which it is, it is definitely not an easy task. But one definitely worthwhile if you have clients that understands your pricing and have a total respect for your art.

Then… there are the potential clients that you meet on a daily basis that can’t afford your packages and what not due to budget constraint, which is obviously understandable.

BUT then there are the ones that attack your profession because they are cheap and retarded such as the case with this craigslister:

WHY is finding an amazing wedding photographer so difficult? :/

I am a Bride who is getting married this summer and have yet to find a decently priced, exceptional, amazingly talented, fun photographer.

WHY because the word “WEDDING” is involved photographers think they can change you $ 3,000.00 for wedding photos? Oh, because no bride is going to go without so they are going to pay it, because they HAVE to.

They are ripping people off for all they have! Why when you want to get married it costs you AT LEAST 15 grand after all is said-and-done? Its such CRAP!! I love all you $ 3,000.00 photographers out there but i think your prices are WACK.

All your doing is hanging out at a wedding taking tons of photos and editing them.. and thats owrth 3 GRAND!!! You’re making so much money its crazy. I just wish people would be more realistic. I mean the “average” persons salary for 1 freaking month is somewhere around 3 grand.

(Thats making 19$ an hour) So you’re going to take someones WHOLE MONTH paycheck for one flippen day of photos? Just because you CAN!!?????? So that maybe they will not be able to feed themselves or pay any other bills they have, right? It makes me SICK!

I know im speaking for more than just myself right now. Alot of brides out there think the same thing. & I bet all you fancy photographers wont even read this. oh-well.

Maybe there are cheaper photographers that will read this and LOVE to take my photos

Of course the awesome photographer defended herself and every wedding photographer in a very well written response that included her business overhead overview and how she breaks down the cost of doing business to explain the reasoning behind these high dollar pricings.


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