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Old August 26th, 2010, 08:03 PM   #16
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I have a different outlook on this. If my best friend is getting married, I will shoot the wedding for free. My definition of friend though is someone who would wake up at 3 am in the morning to drive 20 miles to bring me a jack coz I had a flat tire. If someone books me for that day, I will be honest and tell the client that I have prior commitments and I can send an associate to shoot for me.

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This is getting a bit out of topic.. but my concern with Noel is that other friends will expect you to give free service or discount to them too. Otherwise they would think, "am I not friend enough for you?" .. it begins to seem as if you have a certain level of friendship in your circle.. and who knows, people might try to be as nicest to you just so that they can gain the benefit of getting discounts on their wedding day

I think if you need to do that, ask your friends to keep it a secret from anyone else.. that way nobody will know that you have a "friends rate". :)

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Old August 27th, 2010, 03:37 AM   #17
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What I would do.
I can imagine if the couple moves 1000 miles to somewhere else, but I can't image that the whole family will go their to.
Can't you check with his family and just let them know that you want to get in touch with him.
What I don't understand ... aren't they curious about their wedding day ?
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Old August 27th, 2010, 08:49 AM   #18
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Thanks for your concern Johannes, don't worry all my friends are married =)
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Old August 27th, 2010, 09:57 AM   #19
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Noel: i think john may try to befriend you now since he's getting married soon..... ;p
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Old August 27th, 2010, 10:33 AM   #20
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LOL@ Susanto. He must be in the circle of trust, you just don't get in =). Congratulations by the way for the win. Looking at the list I saw more new names aside from the familiar ones. Changing of the guards perhaps.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 12:42 AM   #21
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Noel: i think john may try to befriend you now since he's getting married soon..... ;p
LOL just saw this today.. so uhm, Noel, how about I treat you a round of beer next week? :P
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