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Old June 3rd, 2006, 07:47 PM   #1
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Wedding photographer pricing insanity

Check it out 875,000 for two hours
http://www.spencerstudio.com/weddings.htm

But only Canadians in Ottawa need apply.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 08:14 PM   #2
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That website has to be a practical joke or somethin......he's offering "a free ballpoint pen" if you book, I mean come on you could keep your 850 grand get a regular perfectly good photographer and then buy a ballpoint pen factory with what you had left over.

And he's takin' the piss by offering a $35 discount if you think his price is too high.

You know what they say , A fool and his money are soon parted

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Old June 3rd, 2006, 08:45 PM   #3
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maybe the photographer really doesn't want to do weddings BUT for that price they'll do it in a tux ?

back in the 80-90's i never wanted to shoot video so i had a film rate and a video rate (i didn't want to come off as a film snob -which i was) .. video rate was 10K a day = i figure nobody will ever pay it and if they did i'd be glad to shoot video for 10K a day ( note: price did not include camera) ... to this day i do not shoot shoulder size SD video camera BUT for 10K a day i'll do it ...
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 08:52 PM   #4
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Those Canadians are pretty funny, ehh?
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 09:00 PM   #5
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I'm a Canadian, and I laugh at myself. :-)

Maybe it's a total package deal. Could be, eh?
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Old June 5th, 2006, 01:20 AM   #6
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That rate is in Canadian dollars-----not so steep when you figure that into it.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 05:44 AM   #7
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That rate is in Canadian dollars-----not so steep when you figure that into it.

It works out at 584,518 UK pounds $773,522 US dollars. You think that isn't so steap for two hours work taking pictures.....you must be a very rich man!

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Old June 5th, 2006, 07:41 AM   #8
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Hmm, I think I'll add a ball point pen bonus to my packages, what a great idea! <sarcasm>
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Old June 5th, 2006, 07:53 AM   #9
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[sarcasm]who knows, it might be a really nice pen, maybe one of those refillable ones.[/sarcasm]
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Old June 5th, 2006, 08:18 AM   #10
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His picture prices are normal. Maybe he just added a few extra zero's.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #11
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I think Don's right, he looks like he's making a decent living doing portraits, and doesn't want to be bothered by questions about doing weddings, which explains the hint of sarcasm on that page.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 01:54 PM   #12
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Hint?

"Note: $850,000 is the real price, please don't call or email asking if it is. All major credit cards accepted. We realize that some of our competitors and photographers just starting out often try to undercut us, some even charging less than $350,000.00. But be warned, many of these photographers will not wear a tie to your wedding, it has often been said that seeing Robin in a tie, a sports jacket and running shoes is worth a half million dollars alone."
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Check out the "Robin Who" section. That pretty much answers a lot. Very funny.
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weddings

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Old June 19th, 2006, 03:38 PM   #15
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For that much money Spielberg had better be directing that wedding video.
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