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    Default A funny ad "Elegant Wedding Photography"

    Someone share with me a funny ad found in Craigslist.




    Elegant Wedding Photography (Salt Lake City, Utah)

    Date: 2009-12-26, 4:48PM MST
    Reply to: serv-ysspm-1525534132@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

    Hi there! My name is Lindsay and I've just got a brand new camera for Christmas but haven't even taken it out of the box. I really want to get into the wedding photography business because I see so many people in Utah are getting married and it looks like easy money. I can't guarantee that even one photo will turn out looking good but I sure will try. Some pictures will be used for my portfolio and my future website. I start booking appointments this week! I am now booking for Spring and Summer of 2010.

    I specialize in all types of Lifestyle photography including:

    Weddings You'll have to pay $15 for gas money outside of Salt Lake City
    Bridals
    Engagements
    Families
    Children
    Portraiture
    Fashion

    My style is classy, elegant and artistic. I would be honored to be part of your special occasion or photography needs considering I have no professional experience. I would love to capture those beautiful moments for you and your family.

    I have so much passion for being a pro wedding photographer! All my friends and family tell me I take great pictures at all our outings and picnics. I'm putting together a web site of all the flower pictures and sunsets I've taken so you can see how good I am. I even have a few pics of my pet dog which turned out really great!

    But I don't have a business license, liability insurance, flashes, extra batteries, or even more than a kit lens that came in the box. If something goes wrong, you're out of luck. To keep things cheap for you, I won't even back up any of your images. Less cost for me means less cost for you. Just passing the savings on. I expect to be paid in cash or personal check because I don't plan on claiming this income on my taxes.

    I know many fun and beautiful locations. I really care about making brides look beautiful! I add glow and selective color to all of my images, giving them the best look possible. No need to hassle with computer programs.

    Bridals and Engagements are only $100. Please trust me to do your wedding. I'll do it cheap just to build up my portfolio. I will only charge you $250 for your entire wedding day. This is a deal. My camera cost me $700 brand new. All sessions include a Hi Resolution CD with FULL copy right release included, which means you get to print your pictures at Wal-Mart! Here's the BEST Part! I offer 100% guarantee on ALL my sessions! Don't pay a cent until you are 100% happy with your pictures!

    I own a camera therefore I can take photos like the pros, who charge alot more. Most brides in Utah spend $2,500 on professional wedding photography. Since I have no experience I'll only be charging $250 (90% off regular wedding photography prices) to shoot full day wedding coverage.

    Think about it: Pros charge alot of money because they have alot of expenses. I don't.

    Pros have:
    -a business license
    - multiple cameras
    -thousands of dollars in lenses and flashes
    -hard drives to back up the images
    -insurance
    -experience
    -people skills
    -color calibrated monitors
    -professional print labs
    -professional albums

    I have none of this stuff so we'll keep it cheap, just for you!

    E-mail me if you want to set an appointment or if you have any questions, I will gladly respond.

    • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
    • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests






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    Default Re: A funny ad "Elegant Wedding Photography"

    Please note the date of this Ad posted.
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    Default Re: A funny ad "Elegant Wedding Photography"

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Please note the date of this Ad posted.
    Yeah, just a day after christmas, the camera is few hours old only....

    This lady sure have guts !!

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    very passionate indeed. at least she's very honest on most points and she has 100% satisfaction guarantee hehe.

    if it's true, i hope she makes it

    i wish i have that same level of enthusiasm and confidence taking on projects even without familiarity of the gears to use

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    i know one that trumps that.......



    also from craigslist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i know one that trumps that.......



    also from craigslist.
    WTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i know one that trumps that.......



    also from craigslist.
    I see nightmare has been busy cruising on craigslist again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    I see nightmare has been busy cruising on craigslist again...


    i was looking for photographers in red sweaty underwear

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpgutierrez18 View Post
    very passionate indeed. at least she's very honest on most points and she has 100% satisfaction guarantee hehe.

    if it's true, i hope she makes it

    i wish i have that same level of enthusiasm and confidence taking on projects even without familiarity of the gears to use
    o.o for me me thinks tat lady very thickskinned haha. even i dun dare to er. say till like tat for my own product photography.

    hell heck it. i dun even dare to post at the services cause i scared kenna scolded

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    Default Re: A funny ad "Elegant Wedding Photography"

    Could be a spoof mocking all the newbies and enthusiasts who think that they are very PRO and ready to charge for shoots and ADs, but really haven't a clue.

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    sounds really spoofy. if she was really a noob, she wouldn't know about what pros use and have, like liability insurance etc. that's waht i think. still, pretty amusing!
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    Its definitely a jab at the so call "pro" that charges dirt cheap and has zero skills and experience.

    Well written. Hope potential clients see why pros charges the rates they charge.
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    hahas she has yet to say what was the camera that she received. !

    scarly is PnS

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    haahaha !
    I like it! Sounds like an angry-pro who wrote it
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    Default Re: A funny ad "Elegant Wedding Photography"

    Quote Originally Posted by kkenji View Post
    hahas she has yet to say what was the camera that she received. !

    scarly is PnS
    a camera with kit lens that cost US$700, so what camera do you think it is?
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    Default Re: A funny ad "Elegant Wedding Photography"

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i know one that trumps that.......



    also from craigslist.
    tsk tsk.... R rated advertisement.
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    Default Re: A funny ad "Elegant Wedding Photography"

    btw, US$250 for a wedding day shoot, usually ang moh wedding events only last 4~5 hours, so this lady has so much passion yet still charging much higher* then what we see in Photography Services Directory of some members offering.

    I think perhaps our dear members need to write advertisement with more passionate copy than her.


    *in term of hours of coverage
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    Default Re: A funny ad "Elegant Wedding Photography"

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i know one that trumps that.......



    also from craigslist.
    This is the best of the best i've ever seen!
    Your pictures speaks for you, not your camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    tsk tsk.... R rated advertisement.
    don't think dirty, he really just wants a sparring partner!

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