When I first got my start in radio, one of the first things I learned was to never say "no;" whether it was to do something I didn't want to do or take on a project I didn't know how to do, if you are going to make it in the business, you always say "yes." You can always learn how to do something later.

I wonder if that thought process applies to other occupations like photography. I can only imagine what kind of requests they get from families, couples, and parents; and how many photographers agree, all in the name of building a solid profile.

If you're a photographer who's just getting a start in the business, this might be an opportunity that you won't want to turn down.

A couple in Madison is looking for an all-day wedding photographer and they took to Craigslist because they have an unorthodox request for their big day.

Madison Craigslist

It reads,
Hello, my fiance and I are getting married later this year and are looking for a wedding photographer. We are hoping someone will document the whole day from beginning to end. We are specifically hoping someone will document the end, which we are finding difficult to find someone who will. We have both saved ourselves for marriage and understand our first time will be awkward but do not think it will be that much more awkward for the photographer to be there and we'd really like it documented (in a beautiful and tasteful way).

If you are ok with being with us the whole day, please send pricing and some examples of your work. Thank you.

Any takers? Perhaps you could always ask to just set your camera up on a tripod and leave the room?

I've responded to the ad and I'm currently waiting for a response.

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