« on: December 11, 2013, 03:56:18 PM »
My brother and I both got married about 20 years ago before the internet or digital photography had been invented. He hired a professional photographer who probably used a Nikon or Canon. I had less money so my father and I shared the photographic duties using a Praktica BC-1.
My wedding pictures are more memorable and technically better than my brother's. You don't always get what you pay for.
Don't tell me how much your equipment cost or how many year's experience you have. If you want $4000 then show me pictures I'd pay $4000 to own.
And don't complain about people who want $400 photos. That's like Rolls Royce whinging about people who want Toyotas. There are lots of price points in the market. If a customer isn't offering what you're worth then politely decline. Don't waste your breath arguing unless you think you can upsell them.
Exactly. Never hesitate to ask a photographer for a bigger example of their portfolio.
If he's got 8 photos online as his portfolio, you don't know if those are the only good 8 photos he's taken, or the best 8 photos of hundreds.
Find a photographer with a good body of work, that is in your style, in your price range.