Ummmm Craigslist?

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    I got this e-mail this morning, and it was too good not to share. It came from my website, so she knows that I'm booked and what my pricing is. I also love the part about how they are getting married at a country club.
    I soooooo wanted to ask her if she'd checked Craigslist, but I refrained:

    (Bennie),

    Our wedding is 10am on (date and City removed) at the (Name of Super Fancy Country club removed) Country Club. We only require 6 hours of photographic coverage max (mostly of the ceremony and wedding party and possibly some pre-wedding candids/jitters). We'd like to have the pictures on a CD with full rights to the images. We'd like to stay around our $300 photography budget. Would you be able to meet that our at least provide us with a quote for our needs?

    Thanks,

    xxxxBride (name removed)


    :violin::boogie::banghead::gah::biglaugh:

    Come on guys....I know you get these too. Please share your most hysterical e-mails!
     
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    hahaha wow a wopping 300 bucks!?
    you should totally do that!!!
     
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    i bet she'll at least give you a hug as well
     
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    Haha. I was sooooo tempted to tell her I would do it if I could shoot it with a cell cam, a lensbaby, and a fisheye.:greenpbl:
     
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    hahaha bust out a cell phone to take pictures of someones wedding
    that would be awesome
     
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    Definately on crack......Or in bride lala land.

    I wonder how much she spent on the country club, the cake, the dress, the catering, and all that other stuff which will be mere memories? You know she probably spent at least 10K for the space, probably a few grand for the cakes. Probably another 5 grand at least for catering. And she is going to spend 300 bucks on photography? With print rights? Bwhahahahaha. :confused::lmao::lol::lmao::greenpbl:

    Just goes to show how much SOME people value their permanent recordings.

    God, I'd hate to see the poor photog who signs up for this nightmare, and believe me SOMEONE will. They are in for nothing but heartache, headaches, and a record disaster.
     
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    If I wasn't already booked, I would so totally do it. :lol:
     
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    if i give you 10 dollars and some used bubble gum, will you take pictures of me?
     
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    That's about the sum of it. LOL.
     
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    yea im glad i keep this more of a hobby, i dont have to put up with as much dumb stuff as you pros do
     
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    And really, to me that would be the most important thing too. I've had clients spend huge amounts of money on photography, and when I show up it's at the VFW hall. But they had the sense to know that I'd make the VFW hall look like the Hilton. And I agree that music is huge too. There is nothing worse that people sitting around an not dancing.

    It's funny to me how people prioritize sometimes. I won't mention dollar amounts on photos vs. weddings because I've been informed that this is in bad taste, but you would be amazed.
     
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    It doesn't happen all that often. About once a week or two I get the e-mail saying they only need one photographer for two hours, like that will somehow make it easier on me, or make it cheaper somehow. I can't blame folks for asking....BUT some of the letters are pretty darn ballsy.
     

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