This is how we run our photography business...right here (great article)! We should "Mind Our Manners" folks!!! It's really quite simple...Be honest, be yourself and be the best you can be for your clientele! Being honest is the best attribute any GREAT business should have...But honesty isn't held as one of the great business tools in entrepreneurship that I've noticed! It's all about telling the customer what they want to hear!
In every profession, there's competition...Why settle for a certain photographer when there are tons of us to talk to? We contracted a bride and groom a few nights ago because she had "a so called photographer" hired and her engagement pictures looked as if a five year old had done them...There was no sense of lighting or composition!!!
We have lots of these type of stories and they just frustrate me to no end! This couple lost several hundreds of dollars.... But the end result was that this beautiful, confident bride came to one of our fabulous bridal shows in January just to seek out a great photographer!!! And We can't wait to work with her and her gorgeous fiance'!
Just because someone has a nice camera, doesn't mean they know how to use it folks! It's more than just the camera...It's integrity, lighting, technique, style, product line...Equipment should be last on the list...Any reputable photographer will have great equipment!!!
Interview at least three "professional" photographers before you make your decision...It's worth every minute of effort it takes! I can't stress this enough...Don't ever settle!!!