Client: I’m looking for VERY edgy photos for my wedding. Should be an all day job, with 6 hours of posed photos with the wedding party. I’ll need a DVD of all of the edited photos in high resolution and you will be compensated $150. I may also be willing to let you do a ‘Trash the Dress’ shoot with me the next day.
In response, I sent a a short (but polite) email stating I could not meet the requirements at the quoted rate.
Client: Look asshole, I know how the business works. I’ve been a wedding photographer for 15 years, and I make over $8000 a day.