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How Should Photographers Handle Job Date “Holds”

October 30, 2023


How should we handle job date “holds” when we prefer to get the higher-paying or more interesting offer when holding those dates for someone else?


I am careful how I respond to job date holds. Instead of quickly saying “yes,” I’ll say, “As of right now, they are available on those dates.” Once a 2nd hold is ready to officially book you for the project, you can CHALLENGE the 1st hold to get hired on another job. It is a sensitive topic that needs clear communication before choosing one client over another.