A client emailed me:
Client: We’re in a huge bind! We have an event two days from now and their photographer isn’t getting back to us. We think they’re flaking out on us and we need someone to cover it! .
They asked me to supply a quote and help them out in this dire, emergency situation. I quoted them my usual rate and they wrote back:
Client: Our other photographer was charging us $340.’
They were trying to price match me with some amateur that pulled a no show on them.