I fantasise of becoming those who could successfully sell a pen to anyone.
I wish I could tell you by now, when I meet prospective clients, I’d know if the couple would book me before the coffees arrive. Like a mentalist.
Alas, sometimes enthusiastic couples end up saying ‘no’, just like how indifferent couples would surprisingly pay their retainer overnight.
Catherine and Ed had a very nonchalant vibe when I met them.
Maybe because they’re architects.
But they booked me almost on the spot.
Their wedding day was a quaint one.
Getting ready, ceremony and reception all within 2km of North Melbourne.
I remember Ed apologised for ignoring my advice of ‘too many locations; too little time’.
‘Credit when it’s due,’ he said.
‘Should’ve listened to you,’ he said.
That left a deep impression on me.
What client apologises to the photographer?
Maybe the quiet ones.
Because they’re so nice.