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#1 ~Stephanie~

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    Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:57 PM

    I wanted to share something with all of you brides this morning. I have been emailing photographers in the U.S. to find someone to travel to Mexico with us. I have simply been asking what kind of deal or package they could give us if we pay for travel. Most responses have been great, however this morning I received a response that well, made me so completely angry! I am so heated that I just had to post something because unprofessional people such as this should be exposed. I thought maybe I was overacting but I posted something on another thread and the ladies that responded all felt offended as well and thought I should post something about it.

    This photographer comes across to me as someone that is only interested in supermodel weddings that mega bucks have been spent on. To basically ask a bride if she is attractive because he only wants pretty people for his portfolio is wrong. I never told him my budget, I simply asked him what kind of price he would charge if I covered travel. He responded with a surprisingly low number even though I was prepared to spend much more. But the offense part I have quoted below. Here is his response to me...

    “My questions for you are....... Is this a shoe string budget wedding in Mexico? As a portfolio building experience I do not want to take on a job that reflects inexpensive or cheap, but in exotic locations. Second, what do you look like? Are you fit? Would you be an interesting attractive bride that my potential clients would want to see themselves as. How did you hear about us studio i do studioido wedding photography bryce jenkinson How many photographers are you currently shopping?”

    I have not responded yet. I am trying to find the words that I want to say without calling him names.

    At the very least, I wanted to put this out there, I think this is a vendor to avoid. Who would want a jerk like this around on the happiest day of there life?

    If anyone has any suggestions on a response I am happy to hear! Also, MOD’s, I wasn’t sure where to post this, please move it if I put this in the wrong place.


    Our wedding websitewww.mywedding.com/stephanieandmichaelbailey

    #2 CaraW

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      Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:03 PM

      OMG how unprofessional is right!!!!
      You are definitely not over reacting. I can't even believe he would ask you those things.... wow... I'm shocked. I don't even know what I would say if I got that email. I would be livid.

      #3 ldeavila

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        Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:03 PM

        Totally unprofessional!!!! Who does he think he is? Stay away from him!
        Mr. & Mrs. Rangel!!!

        #4 mich999

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          Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:09 PM

          Wow - you are not overreacting. Someone should tell him that a photographer that can make an average looking woman (ie. 99% of us) look like a superstar on her wedding day is what separates the professionals from the imposters and that's what he should have in his portfolio. Of course, I'm betting he doesn't have the talent to do that. I can't believe he thought it was ok that ask that!!

          #5 breeze616

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            Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:10 PM

            Wow! I can't believe he had the nerve to ask those questions!! What a moron. Good of you to post, we brides do NOT want to deal with someone like that on OUR big day.

            #6 *Karla*

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              Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:10 PM

              Originally Posted by MegaShay
              WOW, I can't believe he would ask you those questions - SO unprofessional and rude! My first reaction would be to send him a "you can kiss my *ss" e-mail, but with a person like that, it may not even be worth your time. But I do think it's important to warn other brides who may contact him. Sorry that happened to you!
              I absolutely agree! Thanks for letting us know. I hope everyone will avoid this photographer. He truly sound like a piece of work.

              #7 Erika J

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                Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:11 PM

                SERIOUSLY!! What is wrong with this person!!!!!!!

                Number one- it is outright insulting to discuss or insinuate you have a "shoe string budget" or a "cheap" wedding!!! when you have not even gone into details on that yet and asked a simple question.

                Number two- I am pretty sure not all brides are fit. when I look at a photogs work I relate more with photographs that take pictures of real people , Then I judge on that.

                Anyone can take pictures of an expensive skinny girl wedding and have them look not half bad. !!

                This person is an A**!

                #8 ~*Kathy*~

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                  Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:11 PM

                  Unbelievable Steph! I cannot believe someone who considers himself a "professional" would behave so unprofessionally to a potential client! Terrible business! Every bride is beautiful in her own way and what he asked you was completely rude and apalling. I'm fairly certain that I would either NOT even dignify his questions with a response or I would tell him in the most straightforward and polite way possible that I am no longer interested in his services has I would not be comfortable hiring someone so shallow. Wtf does your budget matter? He is beyond rude to even ask or hint that the wedding would be "cheap". If he wants to shoot an expensive wedding to build up his portfolio, then maybe he should pay for it! OMG I am so livid about this!

                  #9 NaM

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                    Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:13 PM

                    That is pretty ridiculous. If he is just building his porfolio he definitely does not have the reputation behind him to pick and choose weddings (not that any pro photographer has the right to ask any of that!). I can't imagine many brides wanting to go with a photographer that has an attitude like that, big budget or not!
                    I would definitely write him back with a piece of my mind. What a jerk!

                    #10 YaelM


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                      Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:13 PM

                      HOLYshit! Steph that is insane. Im seriously in shock that he asked if you had a shoe string budget and if you are attractive enough that ppl would want to see your pics on his website. WOW that is so beyond unprofessional - i dont even know what to say!

                      Def avoid him!!!

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