I just received this email (that was a post on Craigslist) and could not help but to post it. Please read it and consider this amateur next time you are in need of a photographer.
Elegant Wedding Photography (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Date: 2009-12-26, 4:48PM MST
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
I specialize in all types of Lifestyle photography including:
Weddings – You’ll have to pay $15 for gas money outside of Salt Lake City
My style is classy, elegant and artistic. I would be honored to be part of your special occasion or photography needs considering I have no professional experience. I would love to capture those beautiful moments for you and your family.
I have so much passion for being a pro wedding photographer! All my friends and family tell me I take great pictures at all our outings and picnics. I’m putting together a web site of all the flower pictures and sunsets I’ve taken so you can see how good I am. I even have a few pics of my pet dog which turned out really great!
But I don’t have a business license, liability insurance, flashes, extra batteries, or even more than a kit lens that came in the box. If something goes wrong, you’re out of luck. To keep things cheap for you, I won’t even back up any of your images. Less cost for me means less cost for you. Just passing the savings on. I expect to be paid in cash or personal check because I don’t plan on claiming this income on my taxes.
I know many fun and beautiful locations. I really care about making brides look beautiful! I add glow and selective color to all of my images, giving them the best look possible. No need to hassle with computer programs.
Bridals and Engagements are only $100. Please trust me to do your wedding. I’ll do it cheap just to build up my portfolio. I will only charge you $250 for your entire wedding day. This is a deal. My camera cost me $700 brand new. All sessions include a Hi Resolution CD with FULL copy right release included, which means you get to print your pictures at Wal-Mart! Here’s the BEST Part! I offer 100% guarantee on ALL my sessions! Don’t pay a cent until you are 100% happy with your pictures!
I own a camera therefore I can take photos like the pros, who charge alot more. Most brides in Utah spend $2,500 on professional wedding photography. Since I have no experience I’ll only be charging $250 (90% off regular wedding photography prices) to shoot full day wedding coverage.
Think about it: Pros charge alot of money because they have alot of expenses. I don’t.
-a business license
– multiple cameras
-thousands of dollars in lenses and flashes
-hard drives to back up the images
-color calibrated monitors
-professional print labs
I have none of this stuff so we’ll keep it cheap, just for you!
E-mail me if you want to set an appointment or if you have any questions, I will gladly respond.
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests