Will you offer free canvas prints in your wedding packages?

1 month 3 weeks ago #764490 by CatherineW
Two weeks ago I meet with a couple who are getting married in August and were interviewing photographers. I was one of them.  We had a good meeting and I got a proposal out to them that I know fell nicely into their budget.   Well they just came back stating another photographer is offering 5 canvas prints with their wedding package.  

This happened to me last year as well.  So while it's only happened a couple times, I'm still wondering are photographers giving free prints to land sales?  

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1 month 3 weeks ago #764500 by Rob Conley
I don't give free nothing.  The people that are doing that might be beginners who need to give away the farm for business.   That might be an angle to separate you from them. 


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1 month 2 weeks ago #764598 by Ruby Grace
Free?  No.  Discounted?  Yes

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1 month 2 weeks ago #764688 by Chester Foster
I sell the value I provide, no discounts, no free anything.  


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1 month 1 week ago #764813 by KenMan
Discount the prints only.  Nothing in my book is free.  


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1 month 1 week ago #764989 by Street Shark
No free lunches


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1 month 3 days ago #765143 by CatherineW
Thank you!

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3 weeks 5 days ago #765308 by Roman Omell
Nope, can't say I'm a fan of free lunches either. 


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3 weeks 2 days ago #765401 by CatherineW
Gotcha.  On that note, what sort of incentives have you offered?

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2 weeks 6 days ago #765498 by Jim Photo
Large wedding jobs I have given a print, however it was one that I signed "thank you for your business" with my contact information on the back.  


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2 weeks 4 days ago #765534 by Sawyer

Street Shark wrote: No free lunches



you used my line!!  Ha ha ha

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2 weeks 2 days ago #765569 by Foggy
But why?  You will be discounting yourself. 


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1 week 6 days ago #765663 by Garbo
Only 'FREE' print I have given anyone was my sisters wedding 7 years ago and it was a wedding gift to her and her husband.  Actually that was a great wedding, which I got 4 new referrals and 2 are still clients today ordering multiple photo sessions + prints per year.  

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