chantal stone photography: the blog

February 11, 2007


Filed under: Personal,Photography — chantal @ 2:28 pm

Today I received my first rejection of the year.  I met with a couple a few weeks ago about possibly shooting their wedding later this summer.  We had a great conversation, I felt we connected nicely.  I described my shooting style (as best I could–I’m still trying to figure it out) and we talked about everything under the sun, sharing many laughs.

But ultimately, they decided to go with another photographer.  In a very kind email, they explained why they chose someone they felt could provide more within the same budget.

Oh well…you win some, you lose some.  It was a great experience meeting such a warm couple.  And at least I had good conversation over coffee.  Sometimes, you can’t ask for more than that.



  1. I most certainly know the feeling!
    Although I don’t shoot weddings, I deal with rejections on a regular basis, and learn from them.
    But, those rejections are becoming fewer and fewer as I move along.

    Just keep shooting, continue to learn, … and enjoy yourself while you are at it!

    Comment by macroartinnature — February 11, 2007 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for the comment!
    The surprising part of it all is seeing how little this rejection bothers me. Yes, I would have LOVED to shoot this wedding, but I know that more opportunities will present themselves, so I’m not worried about it.

    There was a time when a simple rejection would have sent me questioning my worth as a photographer.

    It’s nice to see one’s own growth, both photographically and personally.

    Comment by Chantal — February 11, 2007 @ 3:08 pm | Reply

  3. You seem to be taking it well, and thats what will keep you going and defiantly get the next opportunity that comes up!

    Good Luck.

    Comment by Alicia — February 11, 2007 @ 6:03 pm | Reply

  4. Shooting weddings will toughen you up for anything that anyone will throw at you in life!
    I learned that one a long time ago.

    Keep at it!

    Comment by macroartinnature — February 11, 2007 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  5. We interviewed two photographers for our wedding. We chose one just because his style fit our needs more, but we wound up using the other for a smaller job. Never underestimate the long term impact of a positive encouter.

    Comment by Chris — February 12, 2007 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  6. Thanks for the comments and encouragement…

    and you’re right Chris….I’d certainly be happy to hear from them again!

    Comment by Chantal — February 12, 2007 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

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