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Thread started 26 May 2009 (Tuesday) 19:50
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Not a Wedding Photographer but they keep calling...

 
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May 26, 2009 19:50 |  #1

I'm not a wedding photographer but they keep calling. It appears there is a photog that isn't doing a good job in the area. These people are pleading with me to shot there wedding. Four calls today and I keep telling the callers that I don't shoot weddings.


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May 26, 2009 19:53 |  #2

Are you asking us what to do? I dont see a question. Why wont you shoot their wedding?


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May 26, 2009 19:57 |  #3

Not asking a question. I'm making a statement. It appears there is a strong market in the Troy, MO area for a wedding photographer. I'm not interestedin wedding photographer. It's not my can of worms.


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May 26, 2009 20:00 |  #4

Ah gotchya :)


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May 26, 2009 22:22 as a reply to  @ TheFloridaShooter's post |  #5

DSLR camera owner = "wedding photographer qualified" right ? :rolleyes: :D

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May 26, 2009 22:25 |  #6

Brush up on your wedding photo skills and go get that market "tiger"!


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May 27, 2009 06:53 |  #7

I have the skills. I just have no interest in shooting weddings. I'll stick with what I enjoy.


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May 27, 2009 07:58 |  #8

man, if only that kinda market were here in WI! :)


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May 27, 2009 09:11 |  #9

rcarey,

I really don't know if the market is any better or worse. What I do know is one of the best wedding photogs (in the area) was killed in a auto accident over a year ago. Since his accident there has been a flood of photogs in the area of those that say they can. Now it's catching up to them. Word of mouth can hurt or do good things. In this case it's making people look other places. I'll stick with what I enjoy. People don't get me wrong - I have nothing against a wedding photog. It's just not my cup of tea.

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May 27, 2009 10:16 |  #10

I don't really understand the point of this post, sorry...Is it to let everyone know you're in demand but don't shoot weddings? Do what you enjoy doing most, it's that simple. :)


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May 28, 2009 12:54 |  #11

Try it, you just might like it. And if you don't, change your number. You could pay for a new body or something with the windfall.




  
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May 30, 2009 18:42 |  #12

lol hey why not just do one or two... don't think of it as in doing something u hate?

Think of how much fun ur gonna have with the 135L when it's being shipped to ur door next month?


but ur mind already seem set



  
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May 31, 2009 09:04 |  #13

Maybe if you don't want to shoot weddings, maybe connect with a wedding shooter and send work their way and they'll reciprocate and give you work back.


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May 31, 2009 09:08 |  #14

I have to beat the models off with sticks. I keep telling them naked babes aren't my thing but they keep coming back. I'm thinking about getting a 55 gallon drum of MACE.


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May 31, 2009 09:38 |  #15

cdifoto wrote in post #8021900 (external link)
I have to beat the models off with sticks. I keep telling them naked babes aren't my thing but they keep coming back. I'm thinking about getting a 55 gallon drum of MACE.

Yeah, tell us another one. :)


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