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A little background- I'm in high school, and most of my work comes from shooting D1 sports for an SID. Occasionally I shoot youth sports because that's where the money is. I have one client who hires me all the time to shoot exclusively his kids for a game. He gives me work a few times a season consistently.
Today I was scheduled to shoot his daughters basketball game at the gym at my high school, not far from where I live. I checked in the night before to see if the game was canceled because of the snow here in Boston, and the client said it was on. I show up 1/2 hour early to shoot pregame, and no one is there. We have a few gyms, so I made my rounds to check if I had the wrong gym. They were all locked.
I contact the guy to see what happened, and he says that it was canceled the night before (after we talked) and he forgot to tell me. I was waiting around for about 45 minutes, and got the email a while after I got home.
This has never happened to me before, so I'm not sure what the protocol is here... do I charge for my time? I'm leaning towards not charging because he is a regular client, but I'm really not sure.
Sorry if I rambled, and thanks in advance for your help! Let me know if there is anything I need to clarify.