TROY DAVID PHOTOGRAPHY out of La Crosse, WI
My fiance and I were looking to hire a photographer and were in constant contact with a local photographer. It wasn't after his many failed attempts to send us his information and have him call us back that we knew he was going to be sketchy to deal with. After he finally called us THREE times within 4 hours did he plead to meet with us and asked about still being in the running for becoming our photographer. Only THREE days later did he send us an e-mail stating that he no longer going to photograph our area and booked with another wedding. I found this to be extremely rude considering he never told us of another couple looking into his services just three days prior and him pleading to photograph for us. Not even an apology. Not even a phone call. I wrote him a "thank you" for wasting our time and he wrote back saying that it's all okay because we still have time to find someone else. I then commented on his lack of professionalism with the situation and he decided to write me with this...
What is your problem? What situation? You gave me no money-I was under no obligation to you. Your attempt to “lowball” me on the engagement ceremony did not work in your favor either. I state my prices clearly on the web and the fact that desperate photographers are willing to throw that in is not my business.
DO NOT write me again-if your time is Soooooo.valuable then you are wasting more of it.
My suggestion is to find a photographer closer to your wedding site, there are a ton of them out there in your area.
As far as handling situations properly I feel that you are acting pretty immature. I was never rude to you and you had not hired me, so what do I owe you?
Nothing but an email stating my intentions.
I understand he was under no obligation to us, but the fact that he lead us on to think that he wanted to do our wedding and he was willing to negotiate; this e-mail was a slap in the face. To think that you have someone ready to provide you a service and after just three days they back out, is VERY UN-professional.
Thank You Troy David for making me realize how rude and un-professional some people can be!