One of the reason why some photogs here strongly avocate a "standard" pricing for such markets is because there is always a lower price. And you can't beat 4 hrs of photography with free prints and CD for S$0.00. Since there's no "baseline" the market will not allocate budget for such services. How often you see couples have wedding banquets for 50% off the current market rates per table? Or why don't couples hold banquets in Kopitiam or Hawker centers if they are so tight in budget?Originally Posted by righton
Also, I'm against the way you "handled" the situation. While standing firm to your verbal agreement is to applaud for, getting into heated arguments and walking off (or it seems like running away) without a proper resolution or alternative does not contribute to the "professionalism" of conducting a business. Thus have reflected badly on the family's preception of photogs on the whole. It gives them the feeling that you are holding their pics ransom. Neither should you even threaten to delete their pics in the first place.
These situations are part and parcel of growing up and getting experience, there will be many more, don't take this to heart. Cuz if "low cost" photogs exist, the market will definately seek for maximum values with minimum payouts, you'll be facing many more such customers as you stay in this market segment.