I think the cost for bidding headshot photography is too high. Many times, these clients in our area don't want to pay more than $100 for a 30 minute session. I've stopped sending quotes for this service because I haven't seen a financial benefit that's worth what I'll lose if I don't get the job. Also, I can answer several questions when a client contacts me and I appreciate the fact that Thumbtack isn't charging us for a "no thank you" response, but I really can't afford to have more than a few quotes out there if I'm going to have to pay to answer questions and then not get the job. I think a better way would be to have us pay when we're hired. One other thing is that I feel that events and wedding photography should be separated and should not be lumped into one service. Some of these events are birthday parties and people don't want to pay more than $250 for that service in this area. We shouldn't be charged as much for that service as we are for a $1500 wedding. Thank you for asking for our input. I hope to see changes that allows both the photographer and Thumbtack to be prosperous.
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