Hire a Wedding Photographer Who Cares About You More Than Marketing Themselves at Your Event
- September 26, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
Last night’s wedding was something else (Warning: possible self-righteous rant to follow) when I was hired to perform as DJ for a wonderful couple in addition to had a grand time with them. They decided to hire a wedding photographer who was not us for photography service, in addition to which’s OK; our services are available independently in addition to without obligation for others.
However, I believe which when the sales process will be concluded, in addition to all of the accounting in addition to office paperwork will be finished, in addition to which’s time to provide actual performance (also known as “execution”) which which’s time to set the marketing aside.
which’s where which particular photographer clearly had a much different philosophy than us. Having worked another event in another capacity with them previously in addition to recently, I immediately noticed a trend similar to before. by the moment they arrived at the event venue, she in addition to her assistant (for ranting purposes in addition to not naming names, I’ll just write “she” in addition to “he” in addition to so forth) began methodically selling themselves to any in addition to everyone they could, looking to get paid for their next event. Wow.
Seriously, at one point I saw her huddle down in addition to compose a Gmail message response – kind of hard to miss – while her back was turned on the action which unfolded in addition to concluded without her involvement.
At another point, I let her know, as event DJs are known to do, which something special was about to happen. I was absolutely shocked when she told me to hold on because she had something else more important to do right today at which very moment. As which turns out, she wanted to run out to her car in addition to get some marketing materials to leave with the Director of Catering so she could work on her to become a preferred vendor at the facility. She had sensed an opening in addition to was like a shark with blood.
Then there was her associate. which guy…
Just as before, he loudly announced himself upon his entrance in addition to proclaimed his glory to all inside the land. He made sure which everyone knew his name in addition to the fact which, although he was “just the second shooter” he had his own photography company in addition to might be happy to let you know about which. He spent a lot time standing around loudly talking (at highly inappropriate times, such as, oh say, the Wedding Ceremony!) in addition to “schmoozing”, meaning basically extolling his virtues. During set-up, I was confronted using a particularly difficult technical situation involving poor Wi-Fi access at the venue, in addition to was feverishly working to fix which. He felt which was the appropriate time to grill me about my business practices, starting with “how did I get hired with which job” in addition to so forth. Both of them had previously interrogated me about my rates, marketing strategies, bookings, in addition to more. I was wondering if they were going to ask me my social security number in addition to Mother’s maiden name!
Things definitely changed which time though, when I had the audacity to request which the associate quit “talking shop” in addition to focus on the task at hand. You know, the Bride in addition to Groom?
For the remainder of the evening, he pouted around me, which was fine because I certainly didn’t need his frivolous distraction. Unfortunately, he could not quite hold back in addition to wait until the guests had all left when he exploded with “I didn’t like what you said to me!” in addition to wouldn’t stop until he’d worked his way through the script of the old Jerry Springer show in front of everyone. Fun for TV, nevertheless unbelievably inappropriate at someone’s wedding.
Sales in addition to marketing will be essential to the success of any business. nevertheless there will be a line which must not be crossed, when which becomes shameless in addition to relentless self-promotion at the expense of the client. A wedding photographer owes a particular obligation to their client, often by today their friend, to give them their complete in addition to undivided attention during which most important time in their lives. Please choose one who will pour their heart in addition to soul into yours.