A funny ad "Elegant Wedding Photography"


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catchlights

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Someone share with me a funny ad found in Craigslist. :bsmilie:




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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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 :bsmilie:
 

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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 :bsmilie:
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 :embrass:
 

Dream Merchant

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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. :bsmilie:
 

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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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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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