A buddy of mine got this email this week...anyone ever seen something like this before?
Hi Mr. ----
My fiancee, ----, and I will be getting married this July. We've struggled to find a photographer that would fit our needs. Nobody seemed to be worth their weight. That is, until we found your site. I've been told by people that have seen your work in --- that your photography is outstanding, and this site proves it!
My fiancee was so excited that she said she would like to schedule our wedding date around your Calendar. She prefers to have it in early July but we are flexible. We know there is a lot to do, between engagement, wedding rehearsal and dinner, and wedding pictures. We are open to the possibility of honeymoon photos as well, which would mean whoever we choose would need to be available for 10 days following the wedding. We are going to Fiji!
We will cover the expense, obviously. If that isn't an option, we could probably find someone else to take care of that portion of the photography.
My wife's father is on the board of directors for a very large distribution center in Bentonville, and he will be covering the cost for the photography. He believes that you get what you pay for, so he says it's important that your fee reflect your professionalism. If it isn't priced adequately, not enough will be expected of you. He wants to see that you take your business seriously and demand from yourself a level of professionalism unsurpassable by competition.
That said, what would your fee be for a wedding like ours and all encompassing duties?
Please contact me and let me know when you'll be available, and the structured, itemized fee for such an event. Can't wait to hear back!