There seems to be tendency amongst certain potential clients to always go for the cheapest option. As if the lowest price is all that matters, when it comes to hiring a photographer or videographer .
To be honest these aren’t the sorts of clients we like to take on, because they tend to have zero appreciation for the work, passion and dedication involved in good photography or film making . And to make matters worse, they also tend to be the most problematic too.
Unfortunately some unscrupulous suppliers can take advantage of people with this race to the bottom mindset, with some suppliers quoting a ridiculously low price, which gets them hired, but they then use this booking as a back up plan, just in case nothing else comes through on that particular date. If something subsequently comes through with a more realistic price, they then leave the first client in the lurch, looking for new supplier at the last minute.
Another thing to look out for is this example given by a bride to be from London
“The person we chose at first turned out to be fraud … website was built from stolen photographs, when I asked them they changed their name and took down the website … came up with an excuse they are going to travel abroad for person emergency .. I try to be very open and transparent in the way I work at my job and things like this always manage to amaze me. ”