I found this ad on Craigslist. It’s hilarious, it was obviously written by a professional photographer to try to get the point across about the value of having an experienced, professional photographer as your wedding photographer. Too many brides seem willing to trust their once in a lifetime memories to a "GWC" or "guy with camera". Producing images that make your jaw drop takes time, experienced, equipment and dedication. Read on...Maybe this photographer is for you...
Hi there! My name is Lindsay and I’ve just got a brand new camera for Christmas but haven’t even taken it out of the box. I really want to get into the wedding photography business because I see so many people in Springfield are getting married and it looks like easy money. I can’t guarantee that even one photo will turn out looking good but I sure will try. Some pictures will be used for my portfolio and my future website. I start booking appointments this week! I am now booking for Spring and Summer of 2011.
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 a lot 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 a lot of money because they have a lot 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!