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So, ever get NO feedback on your wedding photos?

 
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Nov 02, 2011 15:11 as a reply to  @ post 13343605 |  #31

i'm an architect by day, and i recently went to a ribbon cutting for a project i helped design (along with engineers, etc.)

they thanked everyone involved with the project, right down to the secretaries in the construction trailor, even by name.
but they didn't thank the arhitectural/engineeri​ng firms that spent 3 years on the project.
and that happens all the time, even when they are ecstatic with our work.

i like to think that i live off of praise, i'm sure it's my mother fault as that is how she raised me :)
but i don't feel that i do it for the money. and that's probably my own damn fault!
so i take it too personally too sometimes when i don't hear boo.
but that is the way it is, it's a rude ass society we live in these days.

even though you can't compare an artistic service oriented industry, in which you develope a relationship with people,
during one of their biggest life changing events to other services such as mentioned above,
I still thanked my plumber recently for doing a fantastic job at snaking my drain.
It's common fricken courtesy. but i'm learning not to actually ever expect it anymore.

we can't all be bobby earles with pages of gushing comments on our blogs :)


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Nov 02, 2011 16:39 |  #32

Gel wrote in post #13343681 (external link)
I did almost 50 weddings this year and about 10 I never heard from again. It's the norm. You do worry that they don't like them but then you get a booking from one of the bridesmaids or you get a print order from a relative who tells you how lovely they all are.

Some treat you as a service and don't realise how personal it is to you.
On the flipside, some togs treat it as just a job and don't expect it.

You're on the right side :D

Wow! 50 weddings. congrats... you must love lovers. :lol:


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Nov 02, 2011 21:57 |  #33

I do have to say, though... After the hours of post processing of the photos, you kind of feel like you are closer to the couple than you may really be. :)

I recently booked a wedding of a bridesmaid of a wedding I did last year. She started our conversation by saying, "You probably don't remember me" (and in the back of my head, I'm thinking, if you knew how many pictures of you I edited)....


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Nov 03, 2011 04:09 |  #34

joeeznutz wrote in post #13344120 (external link)
Wow! 50 weddings. congrats... you must love lovers. :lol:

Yes, but it's what I do professionally too ;)


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Nov 03, 2011 06:41 |  #35

Getting no feed back is quite typical and nothing to really worry about. If what you did, they didn't like, you would soon hear from them.


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Nov 03, 2011 07:10 |  #36

I guess the people that do the decorations, the DJ, the person that made the cake, etc. etc. might not get any feedback either, unless you pay them after the wedding in person. I'm sure if someone pays you in person as you give them the album/DVD they will say "thank you" but if they don't have to talk to you again well they feel like they don't have to.


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Nov 03, 2011 07:20 |  #37

bigarchi wrote in post #13343687 (external link)
i like to think that i live off of praise, i'm sure it's my mother fault as that is how she raised me :)
but i don't feel that i do it for the money. and that's probably my own damn fault!
so i take it too personally too sometimes when i don't hear boo.

This is me. I don't need the $'s although they're nice to have around. I do this work because I enjoy it, but more than anything, I enjoy delighting clients with my work.

There's nothing better than showing a client their images for the first time and having one or both of them cry. Conversely, there's nothing more disappointing then showing them your work and getting little or no reaction. It's not that they don't like it, that's just the way some people are.


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