Will like to share the bad experience I've had with a moller arrangement.
I had arranged for a paid shoot with moller of the "Yes, Master" fame from a
week back for a shoot today.
As model is new, she was expecting a TFCD. I offered her a paid shoot instead. It will
be a proper assignment.
I'd told her I will pay for the time and provide 3 to 5 best shots for her portfolio.
In return, I shall need effort demonstrated such as dressing up and make up. I'd also offered to fetch said model to shoot location if she finds transport to be a problem.
She'd requested that I also send her back after the shoot.
Theme: White sundress
Time: 0900 hours
Location: Punggol (sunrise/lallang area)
Payment: $100 + 3 to 5 best shots for portfolio
Transport: Taken care off by photog
Other than via email, 3 days before the shoot I'd made the effort to do confirmation via sms.
1 day before the shoot, another confirmation sms.
Come the big day, in case said model oversleeps (happens all the time), I sms her at 0845 hours
as a morning call and prompted her to start prepping if she hasn't started.
Reached her place at the appointed 0900 hours.. no sign of moller..
Waited in car until 0915.. no sign of moller..
Send an sms to ask if she is coming.. no reply from moller..
Made 2 calls to moller at 0920 hours.. no answer from moller..
3 minutes later, moller sms'ed, said her son was sick, requested I wait until 1000 hours.
That means going to be late for 1 hours. Ok, never mind. I shall wait.
0945 hours, moller sends another sms. Requested to postpone until 1030 hours, asked if I
can waited longer. Champion.
I replied, cannot and deal is off. After all, I think as a client, I have offered quite favourable terms for a simple assignment.
It is just not professional to stand a client up to 1 and a half hours.
Furthermore, as the ETA has been postponed twice by said moller, I am not risking to hang around for a potential 3rd delay.
Conclusion is such:
1.) If said moller has kids at home and no one is there to take care of them,
this moller shouldn't have taken up the assignment in the first place.
2.) Given the benefit of the doubt, if kid is indeed sick. Said moller should have
[arranged] someone in the household to look after him/her without impacting the
work schedule. It is a paid assignment, it is work.
3.) A typical person might take 1 to 1.5 hours after waking up to prepare in the morning before leaving the house for work. A moller, doing some make up might probably take
longer. But even given the time of a regular work person, said moller could have informed the client (me) anytime from 0800 hours to even as early as 0730 hours.
4.) Last sms by moller at 0950 hours was an apology quoting her son was sick hence it resulted in being late. Apology accepted.
5.) Late is to appear after the appointed time. Perpetual postponing of ETA is not late. It
is a no show.
Bros, just to share my experience of engaging this particular moller.
Bear this experience of mine when/should u be engaging her too. Lucky there was no studio and no MUA involved, else I will get it big time.
Luckily I am always having my macro lens. Off to Lower Peirce
To the moller, for all the poo I got this morning, here is a fly for you to go with it.