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| p.6 #16 · $895.00 is just way too much |
There are several things I don't understand here. One, marti's attitude in this thread is no different from anything I've seen from him the last few months. He's like form on anti-depressants. For someone who's been in the business as long as he is, it shocks me the questions he asks on here, like he needs someone else's (some person on a forum?!) to advise him about the very basics of running a wedding photography business. And what amazes me is how many ppl respond to him.
Then he complains they're not being helpful? This guy should be paying $1000/yr to FM for all the advice he gets.
But more importantly, sure, the economy downturn means that fewer people are spending more on wedding photography but there's still a solid number of brides out there spending $3k or more on their weddings. There are lots of wedding photographers, doing 100, 150, and even up to 300 weddings a year -- although obviously many use associates as primaries. But if you offer $895, that's what you're going to get. Someone said he's missing out on the higher-end market cuz the brides will think something is wrong here, him charging so little, and they'll pass on him. I couldn't agree more!
But what really needs to change is marti's attitude. Until he sees his situation as a challenge, he can't win. All he does is freakin complain. But I have to admit, I get a kick out of all this. I'm just glad I'm not down there looking up at the mean 'ol world all around me, and all these mean 'ol FMers who won't empathize.
Sorry, I'm new to this, but I'm busy. I got a bride to call back.