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"My boss's nephew has a camera and she is thinking of asking him to do the photos."
Oh don't you just love those words (substitute relative as necessary).
I was dealing with an enquiry this morning and having given a quote for the job the lady making the enquiry (on behalf of her boss) came out with the above!
My reply was, "If you want a professional job done then that is the price, if not then tell her to use her nephew."
Ah well, we'll see what happens I'm certainly not dropping my price to compete with FREE!.
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Maybe the boss's nephew is a pro giving 'mates rates'!
(Not very likely, I know).
Its always funny these things..... they spend 12k on a flash wedding and all the trimmings and then want the wedding photos done on the cheap.....
You should have just hung up on her when she said that...no explanation, nothing...
Yep, they're all out there. As I posted on an earlier topic. At a recent wedding fayre the young lady had a good look through our albums and then said her young brother (16) had just got a camera and is thinking about becoming a photographer so she thought she should let him get started on her wedding!!!! Unbelievable! I wished her luck of course.
Ha! They went for the professional.
Not a wedding BTW, a commercial job for a business. At least the boss saw sense in the end.
Great - glad to hear you got the assignment. It's all about educating the prospective client. They don't know anything about photography so they don't know why they should choose us. I don't know anything about cars of mechanics so I choose my garage based on who I trust the most. Trust is built through rapport and rapport is built by asking questions. If you ask the right questions the client will quickly understand the difference between a professional and an amateur. Asking questions also shows that you care. For weddings and family portraits you need to include a healthy amount of emotion and enthusiasm into how you relate to the client too. The successful photographers aren't always the best ones, they're the ones that know how to show the value in what they do and how they do it.
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