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| p.1 #13 · Client needs vs personal beliefs |
Well...1st thing you mention is they didn't want an album and then you talk about personal beliefs.
I may be confused? What are you actually asking?
What are your personal beliefs when it comes to weddings?
Some photographer's personal and/or business beliefs are that albums are an important part of the story telling. That's like going to purchase a new car and telling the (new car) dealer that you do not want wheels. You may not want the wheels that come with the car because you are either 1) cheap, 2) just don't like the styles available, 3) plan to purchase custom wheels. No matter what tho, the new car dealership will not sell you the car without the wheels that come with the car, but you can purchase additional custom wheels. Either way, you're getting wheels.
My business model is to provide an album. There is no other option. Is it because I am pushy as you believe! No, that has NOTHING to do with it. I simply want my business to be viewed from an album and the photos the clients place on Facebook. I don't feel *my* business is complete without albums....this is no different than a shoot and burn photographer; just the opposite.
Sorry the whole car thing is a very poor analogy. You can tell a story through the process of an online gallery or numbering the images :-)
I personally don't feel the need to restrict a couple to having an album. It is and always will be the couples choice. Each to their own tho, but I view it as forcing an album down a couples throat when they do not want one. You are then also limiting your business to those that want one, fair enough that's what you want to do. I just don't like it.
Stick to your guns all you like, but I came to you for a meeting, my 1st thought would be, I like his images, but I am not going to be pushed into having an album, so we'll go elsewhere.