Jim, I’m sure that allian

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Jim,

I’m sure that alliances with photogs would work in the "big cities", but out here in the financially depressed boonies, photograhers are offering "wedding video" services along with photos, for a couple hundred bucks.

Photographers out here are smarter than that. They understand that we know where they live X-D

Many of them further aggravate me by wearing hats, loud clothing (which makes them stick out in the video) and constantly sticking their gum-chewing faces (or back of their heads) in front of our camcorders.

Yeah, sometimes I wonder how some brides pick these guys. One of the guys I worked with before (I think it was Mr. Bees or something like that) was this big, flamboyant guy who dressed as loud as he spoke. I still remember him taking pictures of the bride and her father, and trying to get them to smile by asking "Who’s feeling naughty?". There are some interesting ones out there.

I’ve taken "revenge" by offering a $199 photo package with our video services!

Nice! X-D

I’d never had a referral from a photog, but we ARE booking photo packages with our video services! And that means, no photogs to compete with during the reception!!

Awesome. We’re really fortunate, in that my wife’s cousin is one of the better wedding photographers in the region, so we try to work together a lot. She actually got us a wedding this November, of all months.

Have you ever gotten those kinds that lead the bride and groom around like Barbie dolls? They (photog) are right in font of the cake and every other event, directing it as though people were puppets. Grrrrrr!

I hate those guys. Going back a few comments, I’m trying to edit one wedding right now where during the WHOLE processional AND recessional, the cameraman’s assitant was standing completely in front of our unmanned camera in the back. The whole shot is useless during the times when I use those shots the most! So, there are a few minutes where I literally just don’t have any good shot durin the event, which very much sucks. It’s so bad that my wife was worried about being asked for a partial refund. I told her that it’s the photographer’s fault, not ours. His assistant should be smart enough to know not to stand in front of a camera during a wedding. If anyone needs to compensate for the problem, it should be the photographer. But I think I have enough fill footage that I can make up for it. I suppose we’ll see what happens when I finish editing on Monday.

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