The bride-to-be wanted to sort free photography for her wedding is in 2021 (Picture: Getty; Betrothed and Co)Folks from wedding photography and video company Betrothed and Co were curious when a PR representing an ‘influencer’ got in touch about an upcoming wedding.
The unnamed client – a bride-to-be who apparently has 55,000 followers across Facebook and Instagram – wanted the photographers to work for free.
She wanted approximately 1,000 pictures and two hour-long videos in exchange for exposure and offered to publicise a 25% discount code on all of Betrothed and Co’s services to her followers.
Her PR, named Melissa, decided to get in touch with the company to see if it was possible to set up the collab but unsurprisingly, the photographers said no.
In response, the PR called them ‘abusive and unprofessional’ considering the influencer’s celebrity and (previously unmentioned) sick mother.
And still, they said no.
The PR’s initial email to the photographer’s asking for the freebies (Picture: Betrothed and Co) In the series of emails shared on Imgur, Frankie and Laura from Betrothed and Co sent brutally honest replies back.
‘We would just like to check if there might have been a typo in your original email, specifically relating to a missing zero on the number of combined followers your client has,’ they joked.
‘As I’m sure you probably know, 55,000 is not usually the level of following which can command the free transfer of products worth between £3,000-£4,000 in total, especially when you take into account bots, duplicate accounts and the types of followers who are not our target audience.’
The pair then asked Melissa if she was confident her client could guarantee an astronomical rise in followers, taking her to the ranks of an influencer by the date of the wedding in 2021.
The photographers couldn’t quite believe the request (Picture: Betrothed and Co)Melissa’s stern reply came quick, saying: ‘My client and I find that kind of unprofessional email appalling. Please don’t email again as we will have to name and shame you if you continue the abuse.’
Frankie and Laura then mockingly expressed their apologies, asking for clarification, pointing out Melissa’s errors which included a slur, and asked her not to play a sob story of a cancer-ridden mother.
‘I would like to offer heartfelt solidarity about your client’s mother’s cancer. I lost my own to the horrible disease 15 years ago. That being said, it’s slightly strange that you use that as a tool to guilt-trip us with no mention of this in the original email.’
(Picture: Betrothed and Co)They ended the letter saying they were just ‘a couple of hardworking creatives trying to make a living in a very challenging industry’.
But we imagine that got no response from Melissa and her client.
We wonder who it is.
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