A client’s sister needed a photographer for her baby’s Christening and because of the pandemic, I was giving out 50% discount.
Client: I need a photographer for the christening of my baby. It will be small ceremony. I want a few pictures.
Me: Ok, it will cost you $X.
Client: It will be short ceremony – only about two hours. Can you reduce the price for me?
Me: This is the best offer i can give you.
Client: Give me a moment, please.
The client stepped aside to talk to their brother. I could hear every word.
Client’s brother: People charge twice the amount he’s charging us. This is a good deal.
Client: Really? I think I can get him down.
The client returned.
Client: It’s a short ceremony and we just need a few pictures. Can you go down 20%?
Me: Do I have to stay for the whole thing?
Me: Then the price still remains.
They left, I didn’t take the job. Normally is say I hope they found what they’re looking for but I really, really don’t.