Saturday, July 21, 2007

They're Making Me Do it!

Wow...for the past three years I have refused to photograph weddings. Yeah, I've had a friend or two that wanted me to do theirs at an ultra cheap rate and I did it. There have been a few times that I was a second shooter and even a time I was the fourth shooter. I've even taken classes with great masters on shooting weddings...TWICE! But I still refuse to be the responsible one for a wedding. That's a scary thought! Me? The whole wedding? Not just the candids of the function? The whoooooooooooole wedding? The whole thought of it makes me shudder! lololol

So I have this one person that begged and begged because she feared that "Uncle Lenny" was going to take over the whole photography end of her wedding. Sad to say I declined her offer to pay me whatever price I wanted. No way...uh uhnnn! Ever since then it has bugged me (i.e. hubby has been nagging that I missed out on a great opportunity to make a great deal of $$$!!! hahahahaha) that I didn't take her up on her offer.

Once again, I have been offered a chance to photograph a wedding. I thought about it and was like "totally, yeah!" So I got my contract together. Worded it enough to be up front, but not scary. (BTW...the contract looks soooo good! hee hee hee. I'm such a geek. lololol) Presented it to the bride and badda bing badda boom! It's done! Wooo hooo!

I have decided to only have one package one base price. This one package will cover up to "x" amount of hours, a 10x10 20 page leather flush mount bride's album, a 5x5 20 page hard cover coffee table book for bragging, 50 folded 4x5 custom thank you cards, engagement session and an online gallery for 90 days. Anything else that the bride may want can be added à la carte. The base price is non-negotiable. It is what it is. So if the bride decides that she doesn't want the thank you cards, it will not be deducted from the base price. However, if the bride does not want the thank you cards, but instead would like to have 10 4x5 prints, that can be done.

So, what do you think? Have I completely lost my mind? Will I live to regret this decision? Let me know what you think!

Have you had your portrait created today?


1 comment:

Amy (3 Peas) said...

I think you should go for it! If you decide after a few that it's not for you, you can just stop doing them :)