I think I offended a photographer – eek!
I’ve been on the hunt for a local photographer to capture the Little Man’s exciting first year, starting with newborn photos. I haven’t used a professional photographer since our wedding (10 years ago!) so I’m a little out of touch, especially in our current area. I received a few recommendations from friends and have been sending out pricing inquiries and realizing that this is going to cost us a small fortune…for just the basics! I’ve had bad experiences at the mall studios, so I’m avoiding those all together.
After the sticker shock, I debated against a photographer and thought about trying to capture my own memories, but quickly talked myself out of that. I knew I’d look back on the Little Man’s first year and be so disappointed in myself for either not getting pictures taken at all or doing a terrible job. So, while waiting to hear back from one photographer on her pricing, I decided to negotiate a little with another. I offered to commit to a newborn session AND a baby’s first year package and in exchange asked if she could waive the session fee for the newborn shoot. It’s been three days and I have not heard from her.
Was it wrong of me to try and negotiate a little? I sure hope I’m just being paranoid because I was really leaning toward using this particular photographer…just trying to save $100!