Have you ever had a feeling of self-doubt? You thought you had made a connection, that whatever the energy was between you and them was good…you had a really great feeling it was going to work out. And then all it took was 6 words to turn all those feeling upside down.
Decided to go with another photographer…
I have this pit in the bottom of my stomach now. Why? Was my work not good enough, did I provide too much information and my presentation overwhelming…was I too expensive?
Too expensive is what I’m going to suspect. I had to raise my rates since last year because of overhead costs and taxes. Yes, taxes. Unfortunately for us legitimate businesses, we can not compete with those weekend-warriors who are doing work under the table. It’s not possible. To charge $500 or $1000 for a full wedding day comes out for me making less than minimum wage after it’s all said and done.
Perhaps they were not my ideal client afterall, but she was really sweet and the vision of the wedding day sounded absolutely charming.
I know my work is good and I know I’m worth every penny I charge…so in the end it’s all I can do to be who I am and what I give for my clients.
It’s a shame they will never know what they missed out on.
So from here, I build a bridge and move forward…