Posted by: Admin | April 1, 2011

Royal Wedding


There I was yesterday afternoon, minding my own business, designing flyers at my desk when the phone rang. It was a wedding enquiry from a verrry well-spoken chap who asked me if I was free on the 29th April for a last minute booking. Blimey, I thought, that is last minute! But sure, I could accommodate that.

Then he started asking me the weirdest questions, like: what did my father do for a living, was my husband born in the UK, had I had any criminal convictions – nothing whatsoever about my photography, my rates, what services I would provide.

So I tried to steer the conversation a little: when did he his fiancee meet? What kind of photography style did they prefer? Turns out, he wasn’t the groom at all: he was phoning on behalf of his employer. He’s seen my work and “loves” my style (flattery keeps me listening). Who is, apparently, a keen amateur photographer himself who wants all my shots on disk so that he can edit them himself.

er… I don’t think so! Apparently, they already have an “official” photographer, I am required to take candid shots as the day unfolds for the bride’s and groom’s eyes only. Furthermore, I will be engaged on a “no-fee” basis. Eh?

I confess, dear Reader, this made me splutter a little. Why on earth would I do that? I enquired, a little shrilly. For the honour, he explained patiently, for Queen and Country. The penny dropped then, as did my jaw. William and Kate knew about me? And liked my work? But not enought to pay for it, apparently, I concluded on a sour note. Bloomin’ cheapskates!

I opened my mouth to politely set out my fees – take it or leave it, when we were interrupted by the ringing of a very loud, very persistent bell which ended the conversation abruptly. His number was withheld, so I can’t phone him back. Maybe he’ll call again?

Happy April Fool’s Day everyone 😉


  1. If only eh!!!!!!

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