It was the best of times.... it was the worst of times. That quote was on my mind this morning after a busy weekend. While only one of the clients is mine, I'll use them both to illustrate my point.
On Saturday, I received a call from a great photographer friend who was desperately looking for a videographer to replace the no-show-videographer that 'Bride A' had hired. Can you imagine the extra stress involved in that kind of day-of panic?? Unfortunately, this wedding day shocker happens more that you would expect. You really do get what you pay for, anyone who has been in the business for as long as I have can tell you that.
On the other hand, here is a client email I received this morning from 'Bride B': "WOW, we absolutely LOVE the wedding DVD!! The case itself is spectacular and the video is amazing. Watching your dvd was a highlight of the wedding for me :) Thank you so much for doing such a spectacular job. Please let me know if you need a reference or if there is some place I can write a positive review for you-- I'd be more than happy to. My parents and parents-in-law were stunned by the video and how great it is. My father in law said it is the most powerful wedding video he has ever seen and that he is going to cherish it forever. I agree! Thanks again for everything. It was wonderful working with you and I am so thankful to have this precious dvd to remember my wedding."
Which bride would you rather be?