I’m a photographer who was working with a client for one job. They asked if I’d be willing to do staff portraits as well. I quoted them a price, with a nice “regular client discount” and “bulk discount” included. They asked me to do it for roughly a quarter of that. I said no. A few weeks later I was working for them on the original kind of job, talking with one of them before the job started.
Client: Oh, so we did find someone to do portraits. She did it for [about a third of what I asked for].
Me: Oh, well I’m glad you found someone. How’d the photos turn out? Did you like them?
Client: Oh god no, she made me look awful. I hated the photos she took of me. She spent about 3 minutes on each of us and I look terrible in her photos.
Me: (stunned silence)
We then continued the job at hand without talking anymore. But wow.