It seems that ever year around this time I get all the cool calls about shoots, I listen to the caller make my assement and submit my bid.
Well 2 weeks ago I was going over some old client paperwork and came upon my W2 form to ketchum an award winning PR firm that had hired me to photograph a Federal Express VP last year. I was a little peeved at myself for never trying to call them for any real work, real shoots other than a PR head shot and then a really odd thing happened. "They called me!" Yes, well not right there and then, but about 2 hours later I get a phone call from the executive that hired me last year to tell me that her client had looked at my website and pulled some images that they liked and they wanted to put together a shoot in June. of course I'm trying to contain myself and I think I did a good job, I still asked all the right questions and got adequate answers back but they still drop that, "of course we are still looking at other photographers at this time, so can you submit a bid for this type of job and we will get back to you." ARRRGGG! okay, so I feel a little rushed to give a number. No issues I find one that I'm comfortable with based on the licencing of the images and then shes gone........ off into the empty sound of a disconected phone and I must wait for years for the answer to come. Well not years but you know what I mean.
So a few days pass and I do hear back from Ketchum asking me about logistics and site scouting, these are all great signs as it seems it all pointing at me right now, but the client has no approved my quote yet. So I never did tell you who the client is did I? well for all intent and purposes it still ketchem but its obviously their client I'm doing the shoot for. someone usually big, who can afford their fees. as Ketchum is really big themselves.
The last client I did work for through them was, uh, who was that again? oh yes, Federal Express, Well this one has Wings as well, Well many many wings actually.
I'll let you know when I hear back from them, I dont want any bad luck here.