Aren't you the same person that said you "keep an eye on Craigs list for opportunities"
That seems kinda at odds with the clientele you say your serving.
BTW you do realize that whilst your dismissing selective color you have one in your online gallery don't you?
I see nothing disingenuous here. First of all, I'm not dismissing selective color nor am I implying anything negative about any photographer who offers it or even a photobooth. I was simply responding to someone who suggested that anyone who didn't do a photobooth was going to get lost in a crowd of indistinquishable photographers. Well, I think that's a pretty narrow interpretation of the market. Geez, don't you?
With respect to selective color, I'm just recognizing it for what we all know it to be; a gimmick. It doesn't appeal to most of my clients, but I have had one or two over the past year (literally, one or two) ask for a shot done that way. I want prospects to know that I can and will offer it. But it's not something I'm building a reputation around. Indeed, I make nearly 600 images available on my site. In total, I show one selective color. I think I'm fine with that proportion.
And what's wrong with CL? Do you think there are only $500 brides on CL? Sure, that's most of them, but there are definitely middle-market brides there, too. Including package commitments, I've sold two ~$4,000 weddings just since Thanksgiving to couples who found me through CL. I'm not boasting and there are many on this forum who sell for far more than that. My point is that CL is dismissed as being for bottom feeders while, with the right marketing approach, it can be a decent source for quality mid-market prospects. This year, about 20% of all of my clients originally came to me through CL; not one of them spent less than $2k. A pretty good return for an investment of zero.
So, Jon, what's your point?